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What is colon hydrotherapy?

Colon Hydrotherapy is referred to as colon irrigation, colonics, colon therapy or high enemas. Colon Hydrotherapy is clean & relaxing. A soothing flow of filtered, temperature controlled water gently circulates throughout the colon, coaxing your body to release the accumulated toxins & waste.

What are the benefits of colon hydrotherapy?

Colonics offer relief from a variety of problems by cleansing the colon of impacted & putrefactive fecal matter. Constipation, fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands & feet, lethargy & chronic diarrhea are among a few of the problems people have found relieved by colon cleansing. Your sense of well-being is often dramatically improved with colon irrigation.

You feel lighter & more energetic. The body can again assimilate food & better defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone & regularity are restored & many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle, sterile, scientific technique. Colonics are a key factor in reestablishing the body’s natural balance & restoring good health.

How is a colonic administered?

After a detailed demonstration of how the equipment works, you are left alone to undress from the waste down & position yourself on the unit. Then you gently & easily insert a small disposable rectal tube into the rectum & drape yourself with a towel. The therapist then enters the room & starts a gentle, temperature controlled flow of water into your colon. When you feel the need to release you simply push out & the rectal tube will move to one side within the rectum & allow the softened fecal matter to flow out. The release then passes through a drain in the base of the unit & past a three inch wide clear viewing tube. An odor exhaust system insures the room remains odor free. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes with the client’s modesty protected at all times.

What is the difference between an “open” and a “closed” colonic system?

Colonic Equipment Types: Open System -vs- Closed System
There are basically two different types of equipment available for administering colonics, open systems and closed systems. There are many different manufacturers of colonic equipment, but all systems are either open or closed. Before deciding to have a colonic it is helpful to understand the basic differences between the two equipment types.

Open Colonic System
Hydrotherapies Plus uses an open system called a LIBBE. The open system is very gentle and is usually the better choice for clients who have any type of bowel disease. The open system is generally regarded as more comfortable and private than conventional closed systems. Unlike closed systems in which the water is pressurized, the LIBBE system is a safe and gentle gravity-fed system complete with ultra-violet water filter/purification, odorless venting and automatic water temperature control. After receiving your initial guidance to use the LIBBE system, you, the client, are in control of your experience and given the option of privacy.

Closed Colonic System
Conventional closed systems require a therapist to insert a speculum into the client’s rectum and then attach a disposable hose. A pressurized stream of water is then delivered through the attached hose. When the colon is filled & pressure reaches maximum levels the therapist manually drains the colon back through the hose. Water pressure & temperature within the colon must be monitored constantly to avoid leakage or perforation, requiring the constant attention of the therapist. A closed system is a better choice for clients who have spinal injuries or other conditions causing a loss of the anal sphincter muscle. Hydrotherapies Plus only uses the open system and does not have a closed system.

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Will the normal intestinal flora be damaged?

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