Colonic Hydrotherapy

Colon hydrotherapy is an alternative medical procedure, sometimes associated with naturopathy which removes waste from the large intestine without the use of pharmaceutical agents.

Similar to an enema, it involves the introduction of discrete amounts of purified water, sometimes infused with minerals or other materials, such as organic coffee, into the colon using medically approved class II colon hydrotherapy devices with sanitary, disposable speculums or gravity-fed enema-like systems inserted into the rectum. The fluid is released after a short period, and the process will be repeated multiple times during the course of a treatment.

A colema is a type of colon hydrotherapy performed by oneself using a bucket with an attached hose, while lying on a board positioned over a toilet, into which the contents of enema are released.

The practice has been known since ancient times for treating constipation which was believed to have been the root of many diseases and illnesses. The first recorded reference to colon cleansing date back more than 3000 years to the Ebers papyrus, an Egyptian medical document. The document outlines bowel and colon cleansing procedures using various herbal concoctions and water, and has been carbon dated to between 1500 and 1700 B.C.

Conditions that Colonic Hydrotherapy has been known to help:

Recent Colonic Hydrotherapy Articles

By James Allred
When a perspective client contacts me for information on Colon Hydrotherapy, a common question is; how many colonics do I need? As a Therapist, how do you answer? · Is your response based on ...

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... Medicine February 1, 1990 Volume 1, Number 1 “Seventeen volunteers receiving a series of 3 colonic irrigation treatments during a one week period were evaluated for serum electrolyte changes  ...

By James Allred
... poster only ACG Research Grant: No Key Words: Colonoscopy, cathartics, colon preparation. Title: HYDROTHERAPY COMPAIRED WITH PEG-ES LAVAGE AND AQUEOUS SODIUM PHOSPHATE AS BOWEL PREPARATION FOR ...

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...  There are several locations of true valves in your body; the heart, veins, and the lymphatics. The colonic mucosa consists of simple columnar epithelium, areolar connective tissue, and smooth ...

Frequently Asked Questions About Colonic Hydrotherapy

Is the procedure painful?

Sometimes during the procedure the muscles of the colon will contract suddenly, and may feel like cramping or gas with pressure in the rectum.

Is colon therapy safe?

You should be attended by a professionally trained Colon Hydrotherapist utilizing safe approved equipment, sterile tubing and speculums and low water pressure.

Is it embarassing?

Therapy is performed in a private room and you will be dressed in a gown.  The Colon Hydrotherapist is professional and focusing on assisting your health.

What are some of the conditions it can help?

Some of the conditions Colon Hydrotherapy helps are:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Chronic back pain
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

How to Select a Colonic Hydrotherapy Practitioner

Check out the associations and governing bodies for Colon Hydrotherapy in your area.  Membership to those associations should at least give you the confidence that the therapist is qualified. (Check that their membership is still current.)

Have a conversation with the therapist before you make an appointment and discuss your problems and concerns and find out what they suggest and if they understand you.

If possible, check out any reviews and feedback from other clients of that Colon Hydrotherapist.

Alternate Names

Colonic Irrigation

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