If the answer to any of these is YES, then Colonics is definitely for you!
Contrary to many people’s expectations having a colonic is not embarrassing or indignifed. For a sensitive approach to the subject of Colon Hydrotherapy and to see if you would benefit from the treatment call Jilly. Client confidentially is of paramount importance and discretion at all times
Also known as Colonic irrigation, Colonic Hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method of cleansing the colon of waste material by gentle, repeated flushing with water. The colon, (also known as the bowel or large intestine) is the end portion of the human digestive tract. This is the tubular passageway, (alimentary canal) that carries food from the mouth to the anus. The colon is approximately 5 feet long and 2 ½ inches in diameter. Its major functions are to eliminate waste and conserve water.
What is the purpose of having a Colonic?
Waste material can build up in our colon and the muscular action of the colon can be diminished resulting in constipation and inadequate bowel movements. Whilst our body is very well adapted and able to deal with the consequences of our modern lifestyle, sometimes the delicate balance can be affected by diet, stress and health. Colonic Hydrotherapy is an effective way of removing waste matter by using the gentle introduction of water into the bowel which stimulates the muscle to contract thus emptying.
Why not use enemas, suppositories or laxatives instead?
Everything has its proper place. Many people take pain killers and other medication then become constipated or being away from home or on holiday can upset the natural rhythm of our bowel movements. Laxatives can be useful for relieving the symptoms of temporary constipation. Long term use of laxatives could result in dangerous dehydration, weakness, fainting and kidney damage.
Enemas are useful for emptying the rectum, (the lowest 8-12 inches of the colon) usually 1-2 pints of water are used to do that. Suppositories are also used to accomplish the same task.
Colonic Hydrotherapy has the ability to release waste from all areas of the colon. Robert Gray M.D. estimated one colonic treatment is equivalent to thirty enemas.
What makes a colonic so special?
During the treatment, filtered water is used to gently flush the colon. I will take time to discuss with you any particular issues or problems you may have and give you information on any diet or lifestyle changes that may help you. A colonic treatment will help to empty your colon, and may be used as one way of helping your bowel function.
Is it embarrassing to have a colonic?
No, you will fully maintain your dignity at all times. You will be in a private room. I fully appreciate the sensitivity of the colonic procedure and will help you feel relaxed and at ease. The mess and odour that some people envisage does not happen since the whole system is enclosed.
Is there anything I need to do to get ready for a colonic?
I would recommend you eat and drink lightly a couple of hours before a treatment, but essentially you need make no adjustments to your normal routine. You do not need to fast.
What can I expect afterwards?
Generally speaking as soon as your treatment is completed you can carry on with your normal routine. Occasionally some people may have more bowel movements over the next few hours, but there shouldn’t be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort.
If colonics are so good why haven’t I heard about them before?
Historically, artefacts and records show that people have regularly purified their bodies, including cleansing the colon. Around the turn of the 20th century, the present day colonic equipment was developed. Up to the late 20’s many doctors had colonic systems in their surgeries and similar equipment was found in hospitals too.
Articles dealing with colon health frequently appeared in prestigious medical and scientific journals until the early 1930’s. Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in alternative therapies as a natural approach to health and colonics has regained popularity.
Are colonics habit forming?
No. A colon therapist who is dedicated to your health, will encourage you to set a goal of having a well-functioning colon. It may take a little while before your next bowel movement after a good colonic. This is when people think they are becoming “dependent” on colonics since it may take some time for faecal material to occupy the colon once again. Dietary and lifestyle changes may be necessary to ensure long lasting and vital health.
Some people say that colonics wash out intestinal flora and valuable nutrients. Is this so?
Good bacteria can only breed in a balanced environment. It also stands to reason that valuable nutrients can better be absorbed in a clean environment than in a putrefied one.
The important bowel bacteria are present on the bowel wall and are not removed during Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment, thus leaving a large nucleus to grow naturally.
How long does a colonic take?
At your first colonic appointment you should allow approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
Is there a special kind of water used for Colonic Hydrotherapy?
Yes. Specially filtered water is used and warmed to the correct temperature.
Will it be okay to eat after having a colonic?
We suggest that you eat at your normal meal time, and consume a moderate amount of whatever seems gentle and nourishing to you.
Will one colonic completely empty the colon?
This will depend on many factors and will vary from one person to another. Everyone has different reasons for having a treatment so this will depend upon your personal objectives and can be discussed with me.
How will I know when the colon is empty?
It will probably never be completely empty, as it is an organ in continuous use. The objective should not be an empty colon, but rather a well functioning colon.
Will a colonic clear up my skin?
Your skin actually “breathes” and is an important organ of elimination of waste material. Sometimes, if the colon, liver or kidneys are functioning poorly the skin will suffer. As elimination is accomplished through its proper channels, the skin will very often clear up.
If you have any questions relating to this procedure please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Sussex Colonic clinic started in 2004. Client care and customer service are my priority and I am passionate about people’s health and wellbeing, and offer treatments ranging from Cryo Fat Freeze to Laser Lipolysis to Colonics.
Bishops Drive, Lewes,
East Sussex, BN7 1HA