FAQ

WHAT IS COLON IRRIGATION?

Colon irrigation is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poison, gas, and accumulated fecal matter. Unlike an enema, it does not involve the retention of water. There is no discomfort, no internal pressure, just a steady gentle flow in and out of the colon. At the same time, an abdominal massage is sometimes given to stimulate the colon to recover its natural shape, tone and peristaltic wave action.


HOW IS A COLONIC ADMINISTERED?

A person receiving a colonic lies on a table below the temperature-controlled input tank. A disposable speculum is gently inserted in the rectum. Waterflow, which is always under the direct control of the practitioner, flows into the colon via a small water tube and out through the evacuation tube carrying with it impacted feces and mucous. As the water flows out of the colon, the practitioner may choose to gently massage the abdomen to help the colon release its contents. It is possible to see the expelled waste matter as it passes through a special viewing window in the evacuation tube. The person is well covered and their modesty is given top priority during the procedure.


HOW MANY COLONICS DO I NEED?

The number of treatments will always vary with the individual and his/her condition. Often the waste is so hard and well lodged in the colon that it may take a series of colonics to sufficiently soften and loosen this accumulated fecal material. Some people may not have startling results for the first few treatments. This is why a series of treatments is necessary and advisable. Though individual colonics have their benefits, it should be understood that colonics taken in succession have a cumulative effect toward improved health. For these reasons we generally recommend at least one colonic a week until our objectives are realized. Colon irrigation is most effective when employed in combination with exercise and a proper diet of non-mucous producing foods. Fresh fruits, vegetables and certain herbs are suggested to help loosen and dissolve accumulated fecal matter. Once the colon is clean, it is advisable to have a colonic at least four times a year to maintain the environment. A good time is at the change of the seasons when diet and exercise patterns often change. You should have a colonic before, during and after a “fast” to hasten the removal of toxic waste and it would also be beneficial during cold and flu season.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLON IRRIGATION?

Colonics offer relief from a variety of disturbances by cleansing the colon of impacted and putrefactive fecal matter. Fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands and feet, lethargy are among a few of the problems people have found relieved by colon cleansing. Constipation, of course, is another as well as chronic diarrhea. Your sense of well-being is often dramatically improved with colon irrigation. You feel lighter and more energetic. The body can again assimilate food in the colon and better defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity are restored and many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle, sterile and scientific technique. Colonics are a key factor in the restoration of the body’s natural balance or what we call good health.


ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO COLONICS?

There are none! It is not common, however some people start to feel like they have a cold or headache after a colonic. Toxins which have been lying dormant in the colon are now being flushed out and small amount may be reabsorbed into the body’s system. This healing crisis passes quickly and the person will realize a feeling of well-being with further treatments.


WILL COLONICS DAMAGE THE NORMAL INTESTINAL FLORA?

No. One of the functions of the first half of the colon is to gather the intestinal flora needed for the colon. When the accumulation of feces in the bowel leads to fecal encrustation, it is difficult for the colon to function normally and the glands in the lining cannot produce the necessary intestinal flora. The resulting lack of lubrication intensifies a state of constipation and generates toxemia. This upsets the normal acid-alkaline balance and the growth of the friendly bacteria is stunted. Cleansing the colon will help provide an optimal environment for development of normal intestinal flora.


WHAT DISEASE IS SECOND ONLY TO HEART DISEASE?

The desire for good health is something we all share. We spend countless thousands of dollars treating the symptoms of disease and a portion of our income to health insurance to cover our expense for cancer, heart disease, etc., in the event our bodies should succumb to these diseases. Yet, very little is invested in the prevention of disease which cost far less than the treatment. One example of this is cancer of the colon. We don’t hear much about it, yet it is second only to heart disease as the most common cause of death in Canada. This need not be so. While few would argue the importance our diet plays in your health, the removal of toxic waste from our bodies is important too. You see, good health is as much a function of how well we eliminate waste from our bodies as how well we eat.