WHAT IS COLON HYDROTHERAPY?
For those afflicted with dysfunction in the colon, colon hydrotherapy is used to reestablish healthier bowel movements and facilitate detoxification. Colon hydrotherapy treatments release gas and imitate multiple bowel movements, thereby toning the muscles of the large intestine and cleansing it of any accumulated toxins and other by-products. Our Colon Hydrotherapy treatment (also known as colonic, high colonic, or colonic irrigation) uses modern, FDA-registered equipment to cleanse the large intestine (colon) with water. This process occurs in a private, sanitary treatment room, under the supervision of a trained professional.
HOW DOES COLON HYDROTHERAPY WORK?
With the Hydro-San Plus (closed system), like the one used at Chambers Clinic, fecal matter is completely contained within the tubing and device during treatment. This means that there is no mess, no odor, and no unnecessary embarrassment for you, the patient. The colon hydrotherapy session usually lasts about 45 minutes, and modesty is carefully protected throughout the treatment. During a treatment session, purified, ultraviolet-filtered water is introduced into the colon through a small, sterilized, disposable speculum, which is inserted just a few inches into the rectum. After the waste material of the colon has been softened by water, it is evacuated through a flexible, disposable, plastic hose that connects the speculum to the colon hydrotherapy device. During this time, the therapist will implement light, abdominal massage to stimulate the colon and maintain your comfort level. Material passing through the tubing is analyzed by the therapist. At the end of the treatment, you will be offered a private restroom and provided with an electrolyte balancing drink to restore any possible imbalances of your body's electrolytes. Additional infusions are always available, and can be added by request or recommendation of your physician.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CONSTIPATION?
IGNORING YOUR BOWEL
In today's modern society, many individuals have lost touch with - or even ignored - the signals from their body for so long that their bodies no longer generate them. A client may be ignoring some or all of them.
The gastrointestinal tract has many reflexes built in. These reflexes, or nerve circuits, are responsible for sending messages to the brain alerting us to prepare for a bowel movement. This sensation may be felt as a grumbling, a cramp, or a pressure sensation.
Our colon hydrotherapists work with each client to re-train the body and mind to become aware of, and respond to bowel signals.
Constipation is a common side effect of many prescription and over-the-counter medications. If your medicine is causing your constipation, we may recommend that you set up an appointment with a physician to discuss suitable alternatives.
Many individuals turn to laxatives in an attempt to correct their constipation. Unfortunately, laxative use worsens constipation by causing dehydration and dependence. It is possible to re-train a bowel that is dependent on laxatives. Our therapists will customize a treatment plan to move you away form laxative dependence and toward optimal bowel health.
INSUFFICIENT WATER INTAKE
Proper hydration is critical to our survival and necessary for optimal bowel health. Most people mistake regular hydration signals for hunger signals. Not only will colon hydrotherapy assist in temporary hydration, our therapists will also educate you on the importance of daily hydration.
A poor diet is one that is high in processed foods, dairy and meat, and low in fresh fruits and vegetables, good fats and whole grains. Without necessary fiber, the bowel will not function efficiently. Your therapist may refer you to a physician for proper supplementation to improve your bowel function.
LACK OF EXERCISE
Exercise is critical to the proper function of the body and mind, including the bowel. Individuals who do not exercise at least 30 minutes per day have fewer bowel movements and experience decreased energy. Your therapist may refer you to a physician to help you develop an exercise program proper to your needs, which can also improve your bowel function.
WHO MIGHT WANT TO SEEK COLON HYDROTHERAPY?
Colon hydrotherapy is not just for constipation and detoxification. It can reduce or even prevent a number of conditions, such as the following:
ABNORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE
CHRONIC YEAST INFECTIONS
CROHN'S DISEASE OR
INABILITY TO LOSE WEIGHT
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
LOWER BACK PAIN
PMS AND MENSTRUAL CRAMPS