Colon Hydrotherapy

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What is Colon Hydrotherapy?

If you’re someone who is looking at alternative treatments to alleviate bowel problems, you must have come across colon hydrotherapy at least once. Colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonic irrigation, is a treatment that aims to cleanse the colon or the large intestine. It involves the introduction of warm water into the colon through the rectum, which is then flushed out to eliminate any waste material. If you are unfamiliar with the intricacies of colon hydrotherapy and are wondering if it’s for you, keep reading. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about this treatment.

How Colon Hydrotherapy Works

Your colon is responsible for removing waste from the body. However, sometimes blockages or obstructions of fecal matter may form. Colon hydrotherapy helps get rid of these blockages. The process involves the insertion of a tube into the rectum and injecting warm water through the tube to soften and loosen these blockages. The water enters your colon and eventually, it leaves your body with the fecal matter, which would have been removed easily.


Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon hydrotherapy can offer several benefits to the body. It can improve digestion, alleviate constipation, restore bowel regularity, and increase energy levels. Additionally, colon hydrotherapy can strengthen the immune system, reduce bloating and gas, relieve nausea and headaches, and improve overall mood. Many people also find it helpful in aiding weight loss efforts. That said, results can differ from person to person, and it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before undergoing any treatment.

Preparing for Colon Hydrotherapy

Prior to the procedure, it’s essential to prepare your colon with a special diet regimen of fluids and avoiding certain foods such as nuts, beans, and some fruits and vegetables. You’ll also need to refrain from solid foods and alcohol for at least 24 hours before the procedure. Maintaining hydration is important before and after colon hydrotherapy to help prevent any possible side effects, including dehydration, cramping, or dizziness.


The Procedure

The system that is used by The Balance Health and Wellness Center is the Angel of Water open system. The advantage of an open system over a closed-system colonics is that an open system is safer because the water is gravity fed. It does not create the degree of pressure that a closed-system colonic does. Also, you will not fall prey to any errors in the therapist’s judgment. With an open colonic, you will naturally push out when you feel full.
The session begins with a gentle, continuous flow of gravity-fed water through the rectal tube & into you. When slight pressure builds up in the colon, the water can be released. As water is flowing out through an illuminated glass viewing tube, the client can view their elimination. This process is repeated during the approximately 35–45-minute session. Client is to wear a comfortable shirt and supplied with a disposable sheet.


Prior to your colonic hydrotherapy treatment your Colon Hydro-therapist will escort you to your private treatment room. If this is your first initial appointment which allows extra time for a Colon hydro-therapist to then fully explain the insertion and actual procedure. Should you need any assistance during your actual session, there’s a call button for a Colon Hydro-therapist to assist you.