Frequently Asked Questions
What is the colon?
The colon (large bowel) is the final part of the digestive tract; it is about 1.5 m long and has an average diameter of 6 centimetres. Colon muscle moves digested food along by a wave-like motion known as peristalsis. The colon has an array of different functions. The major function of the large intestine is the formation and elimination of waste matter from our body. Additionally, the colon also plays an essential role in protecting the body from infection and disease and is responsible for absorption large amount of water into the body. Besides water, the colon absorbs mineral salts and vitamins mainly K and Bs. The colon helps to balance, oxygen, bacteria and pH of the body.
A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. When the colon is working properly, its peristaltic motions move food through the system and eliminate unassimilated substances in the form of waste within 16-24 hours of eating (that means 2-3 bowel movements per day).
Will laxatives or enemas accomplish the same results as colon hydrotherapy?
Enema does not cleanse the entire colon. In contrast, during a colonic, the water goes all the way through the bowel to the ileocecal valve (this is where the small and large intestine meet). If you do not have access to a colonic, however, an enema can be a good option for immediately removing toxins.
Laxatives are an irritant. They produce a thin, watery substance full of toxins and waste that can accumulate on the walls of the colon. Our advanced LIBBE device can cleanse hard to reach places, such as the appendix area. We use 100% double purified water only that hydrate and tone the colon muscle walls.
Can one become dependent on it?
Colon hydrotherapy retrains the muscle of the bowel to regain strength. The bowel muscle is forced to work against the water, providing resistance much like a weight provides resistance against a muscle in bodybuilding. After the bowel has regained its strength, it works better on its own.
Is the procedure painful?
Rarely. Sometimes during the procedure, the muscles of the colon can contract suddenly, expelling considerable liquid and waste into the rectum. The contraction may feel like cramping or gas with pressure in the rectum. Most of the process, however, is mild and gentle, producing a light and empty sensation.
How much does it cost?
How should I prepare for a colonic?
We recommend you wait two hours after a meal before visiting us. It is more comfortable if you have an empty stomach. If possible, avoid processed food, dairy food, and animal protein for 2 days prior receiving a Colonic Hydrotherapy session. Eat lightly and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water several days before your treatment.
Arrive early, allowing time to relax before a colonic. It will facilitate better results. It may be more comfortable for you to wear a two-piece garment to your appointment.
What should I do after the colonic?
For best results, we recommend that you drink plenty of fluids and consume easily digestible food such as herbal teas, unsweetened fruit, or vegetable juices, steamed vegetables, fish, and soup. It is highly recommended that your everyday diet should include Probiotics, Fibre Mix, and Digestive Enzymes. This will help you to maintain proper bowel function. These products are available at our clinic.
What to expect after the colonic?
Most people feel a significant change. Probably you will feel lighter and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Some people feel an immediate relief and experience a decrease in size and softening of the abdominal area. For some, the colonic treatment may trigger several bowel movements. A slight delay in bowel movements is the most common experience.
Will one cleansing completely empty the colon?
One session rarely accomplishes the desired result. Middle-aged people often have 5 or more kilograms of impacted faecal matter in their colon. Substantial work must be done to remove this hardened, rubbery material. One cleansing typically only removes a portion of this material. Usually, 6-12 sessions are required and should be completed within 6-8 weeks to meet each individual’s needs.
How long does the session last?
Please allow 1 1/2 hours (for the first treatment) and 1 hour for each subsequent visit.
To ensure our next client is not inconvenienced, we will always finish your treatment on time, regardless of the time of your arrival.
What are the contraindications for Colon Hydrotherapy?
Abdominal Hernia, Abdominal Surgery (recent), Abnormal Distension, Acute Liver Failure, Anemia, Aneurysm – All Types, Cancer of the colon, Cardiac condition, Crohn`s Disease, Colitis, Dialysis Patient, Diverticulitis, Fissures & fistulas, Haemorrhaging, Hemorrhoidectomy, Intestinal Perforation, Lupus, Pregnancy, Rectal/colon surgery (recent), Renal Insufficiencies, Taking medication, which may weaken intestinal wall, Undiagnosed Abdominal Pain.