Colonhydotherapy is a process of using purified, temperature regulated water to flush built up impurities in the colon or large intestine. The water not only gradually loosens built up material but also stimulates the colon's natural contractions (AKA peristalsis) which allows for easy evacuations and overall improved function of the colon and digestive tract.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLONHYDROTHERAPY?
One major benefit of colonhydotherapy is marked improvement in muscle tone and peristaltic movement in the colon. Peristalsis is crucial in maintaining clear skin, healthy weight, improved nutrient absorption resulting in more energy, increased sex drive. Also, the digestive system is intricately linked to the cardiovascular, endocrine, and immune systems. So if one system is compromised then all become compromised. Therefore by improving digestive function, improvements can be experienced in all three other systems as well which encompass most of our body and health.
WHO BENEFITS FROM COLONHYDROTHERAPY?
The modern world we all live in is a constant bombardment of toxins on our systems. From environmental such as: smog, chemical cleaners, lead based paints, mold, and flouride in our water. To a variety of additives, hormones, and sugars present in most of our foods. Not to mention an over abundance of prescription medications. At Embrace Heath we find that just about everyone can benefit from releasing these poisons.
DOES COLONHYDROTHERAPY CLEAN THE SMALL INTESTINES AS WELL?
No, it does not. Colonhydrotherapy cleans and detoxifies the large intestine or colon only. There is a valve located near the cecum portion of the colon that separates the small from large intestine called the ileocecal valve. When waste is ready to be dumped into the colon the valve opens, otherwise this valve should remain closed. The slow rate at which the water is being filled during a session is not enough to force open the ileocecal valve.
DOES COLONHYDROTHERAPY HURT?
Colonhydrotherapy does not hurt. The sensations experienced during a session have been described as "weird" or "different" but not painful. Our trained therapists are present the entire process and are there to ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible.
DOES EMBRACE HEALTH USE A CLOSED OR OPEN SYSTEM?
Here at Embrace Health we use a closed system colonhydrotherapy machine. All waste is removed entirely closed in tubing, with no present sound or smell. All tubing used is disposable and a new package is opened for every client. The waste can be viewed through a tube as it exits, then makes its way down to the sewers.
HOW MANY COLONICS DO YOU NEED?
As a generality we suggest three sessions in the span of about a week. Sessions can be back to back or more spread out throughout the week. From there regular maintenance would be one session once a month. We at Embrace Health like to view wellness as an individual process, so we may advise a different protocol to better suit the needs of the individual client.
HOW DO I PREPARE?
We suggest that clients avoid the ingestion of gassy food or drink the day before your appointment and the day of. Examples are: carbonated beverages, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, anything that you know of that personally makes you gassy. The presence of excessive gas during session usually causes more discomfort. We also suggest avoiding the consumption of red meat, as it tends to significantly slow the digestive system overall.
HOW LONG ARE APPOINTMENTS?
From start to finish colonics usually take about one hour. Most clients find that once they leave the office after an appointment that they do not have to evacuate the rest of the day, so having a session will in no way impede upon the rest of your day.
IS COLONHYDROTHERAPY SAFE?
Yes, it is. Water is filled at the very slow pace of one pint per minute. Seeing as the colon can hold up to 16 gallons at its maximum capacity, you do not run the risk of over-filling the colon to the point of bursting. Readouts from the machine allow the therapists to view the progress of the water and the pressure it is creating within in colon and are trained to keep the session at safe levels.
DOES COLONHYDROTHERAPY WIPE OUT GOOD BACTERIA IN COLON?
Pure UV filtered water which we use during colonhydrotherapy does not deplete any bacteria needed by your body. If clients are still concerned about it, the simple intake of an oral probiotic after treatment will solve any issues.