Frequently Asked Questions about Colon Hygiene and Colonics:

How long does a Colon Hygiene session take?
• Sessions are 60 minutes.  Longer sessions can be scheduled if desired.

What is Colon Hygiene and what method do you use?
We use what we consider the best system, which is the Woods Gravity Method.   It is an enema/Class 1 device of  non- invasive, sterilized equipment in which clean filtered warm water is introduced to the large intestine. The water softens any retained wastes and stimulates the release of this material through a contained exit tube.

What also makes the Wood Gravity Method of Colon Hygiene unique is that there is always a continuous inflow and outflow of water – the focus is on the “exit”, rather than the intake, allowing for a more comfortable and thorough experience.  Your colon directs the treatment in conjunction with the water.  A Gravity centered colon hygiene session  offers the best result – we encourage you to do your own comparison.

When you receive a gravity colon hygiene session with the assistance of the hygienist, your body is doing the work – it is like a personal trainer for the colon. The water and abdominal massage from the hygienist act like a trainer. The repetition of this work not only assists you in elimination toxins, but also makes your intestines stronger. The cleansing effects of colon hygiene  should produce better colon flow, tone and elimination.

This is the best way to depressurize your body. Emptying the intestines can have a rejuvenating and positive effect throughout the entire body. In turn the blood depressurizes and cleans up and then the cells. Everything is connected, this is why wastes will come through the skin when the colon is clogged.

Colon Hygiene sessions  are a safe, effective method for cleansing the colon of waste material (without the use of drugs) by repeated, gentle flushing with highly filtered water. It is an internal bath for the colon.

Also, some people use the general term of “colon hydrotherapy”, “colon irrigation” and “colonic irrigation” interchangeably.  There are slight differences in all and generally speaking, a gravity colon hygiene session is the gentlest, most effective way to support the body in cleansing.

Can I do Colon Hygiene sessions  if I am menstruating?
Yes. Menstruation is a form of cleansing, and there is an absorbent pad placed underneath you for your comfort.

Do I need Colon Hygiene?
Everyone could benefit from a series of colon hygiene sessions, and then a maintenance of regular sessions monthly or quarterly, or as needed. A good analogy to consider is to compare colon hygiene sessions to exercise. It takes more than one workout to get in shape and colon hygiene sessions work in a similar fashion and the results are cumulative. Consistency in treatments and lifestyle will offer the best results.
Waste material, especially that which has remained in the colon for some time, (i.e. impacted faeces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucous, parasites, worms, etc) are quite toxic. These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream making us feel ill, tired or weak. Secondly, impacted materials impair the colon’s ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria- produced vitamins. And finally, a build-up of material on the colon wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements, constipation, and many issues can result, such as: headaches, backaches, constipation, fatigue, bad breath, body odour, irritability, spaciness, skin problems, abdominal gas, bloating, diarrhea, back pain and many more.

How many Colon Hygiene  sessions do I need?
See above.  The number of treatments varies from person to person and what your issues and needs are, prevailing condition, diet and lifestyle. In some cases, the waste matter is dehydrated and hard and affixed to the colon wall, and it may take up to 6 to 10 or more colonics to sufficiently soften this accumulated fecal material. Also, keep in mind that the benefits of Colon Hygiene are cumulative. Those undergoing lifestyle and dietary changes may benefit from more frequent sessions, as are those undergoing detoxification programs, juice fasts, liver/gallbladder flushes, and more. Most people feel the benefit of doing a series fairly close together and then choosing a maintenance schedule suitable to their lifestyle.

Does Colon Hygiene have harmful side effects?
No, colon hygiene has no known side effects. Some people may experience mild detoxification symptoms after a treatment, as toxins that have been lying dormant in the colon are now being flushed out. Some waste deposits may only be partially removed and this is why a series of treatments is advised, especially if new to colon hygiene.

Does Colon Hygiene remove the “friendly” bacteria from the colon?
Good bacteria can only breed in a clean environment. Colon Hygiene sessions clean out the putrefying waste material and “bad” bacteria (yeasts, E. coli, etc) and make a better environment for good intestinal flora to thrive.
A probiotic supplement can be taken after colonic to help the good bacteria proliferate.

What is the colon and what is its function?
The colon, or large intestine, is the end portion of the human digestive tract (food carrying passageway extending from the mouth to the anus).?The colon is approximately 5 to 6 feet in length and approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Its major functions are to absorb water and nutrients, and the formation and elimination of waste. As well, there are bacteria living in the colon which synthesize valuable nutrients such as vitamins “K” and portions of the vitamin “B” complex.

Are there circumstances when Colon Hygiene is not advisable?
Yes. Certain conditions such as active infections, active inflammation (such as in Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis), a painful fissure or painful hemorrhoids mean treatment cannot be comfortably carried out until they are healed or are in remission.
Diseases such as congestive heart disease, severe uncontrolled hypertension, severe anaemia, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, severe hemorrhaging and colo-rectal cancer are also contra-indications for treatment. Some physical conditions such as severe abdominal or inguinal hernias make it an unsuitable treatment. Pregnancy is not advised in the first and third trimesters.

Information within this site is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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