How many colonics do I need?

The number of treatments will vary with the individual & their condition. Though individual colonics have their benefits, it should be understood that colonics taken in sequence have a cumulative effect towards improved health. Unless we are addressing a specific colon disease or condition, a series of 10-15 colonics will usually restore good colon health. A general recommendation is to do a colonic once a week until your objectives are realized.

Each client is encouraged to progress at the rate they are most comfortable with. Good results can be achieved whether therapy is pursued aggressively or at a more casual pace. Colon hydrotherapy is most effective when done in combination with a proper diet, exercise & rest. For maintenance purposes, the International Association of Colon Therapists (I-ACT) recommends doing 10 colonics every year.

How does my colon health effect my overall health?

The colon is a tube approximately five feet long & 2 1/2 inches in diameter. A healthy colon has uniform size & tone. It extends from the cecum, where it joins the small intestine, up & across the abdominal cavity & down the left side of the body until it reaches the sigmoid & rectum. The three main functions of the colon are: the final digestion of food, the elimination of digestive residue & the discharge of toxins & wastes from the body.

We experience better health & well-being when the colon is clean & functioning normally. When the colon is congested with stagnant waste, poisons back up into the system & pollute the inner environment. This is called autointoxication, which literally means ‘self-poisoning’. All of the body’s tissues are effected by the autointoxication. There are many contributing factors to autointoxication. A toxic bowel, improper diet, insufficient excercise, stress, overeating & ignoring the ‘call for nature’ can all lead to bowel problems. Autointoxication can be a causative factor in numerous serious diseases & is considered by many to be the underlying cause of disease. The colon is the largest perpetrator of disease of any organ in the body & is said to be the initiator of 80% of all critical illness.

Are there any side effects to colonics?

There are no side effects! However, it is not uncommon for some people to start to feel like they have a cold or the flu after a colonic. Toxins that have been lying dormant in the colon are now being flushed out & a small amount may be re-absorbed into the body’s system. Drinking plenty of water helps this healing crisis pass quickly & the person will realize an improved sense of well-being with further treatments.