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FAQs

FAQ'S on Colon Hydrotherapy

Is Colon Hydrotherapy safe and comfortable?
Our standards of hygiene are extremely high. Cleaning and sterilisation of the necessary equipment is done as standard procedure. We use specially designed stainless steel equipment which is thoroughly sterilised after each use, with the use of a medically recognised auto clave sterilization system. 
The water is introduced at a low gravitational pressure so there is no danger of bowel perforation. The Brunelle method allows for continual control over the water pressure and temperature at all times.
You will fully maintain your personal dignity. You will be in a private room with only your therapist, who is completely aware of the sensitivity of a Colonic procedure and will help you feel at ease. 
What do medical doctors think of Colon Hydrotherapy?
The opinions of modern doctors vary, however, the use of enemas and colon therapy machines was commonplace in hospitals before laxatives became popular. There is a more detailed discussion of medical opinion in this article:Value of Colon Hydrotherapy Verified by Medical Professionals. 
http://www.tldp.com/issue/11_00/mjr.htm 
What exactly does a treatment involve/how is it done?
Colon Hydrotherapy is a gentle treatment during which warm water is introduced into the bowel. As the water is released, it flows out, providing a gentle cleansing effect upon the bowel wall. This gentle flushing of the bowel is repeated over a period of around 40 minutes.
All you have to do is lie comfortably on the bed, and you will feel a warm sensation in the abdomen. As the water enters the bowel, you will begin to feel ‘full’ and as the water is released, you will feel a sensation of release and at the end of the session you will feel cleansed and “lighter” than before your treatment. 
People describe this as not just feeling lighter in weight, but in lifting their mood also.
Many do actually lose a little weight during the treatment as many pounds of waste material may have accumulated in the bowel.
Just one colon hydrotherapy session is equivalent to having several regular bowel movements. Further sessions can be even more substantial as older, hardened, impacted faeces are dislodged from the colon walls.
Can I have a Colonic if I have my period?
Yes, this is a beneficial time to be having a colonic, as you are already detoxing, this aids in this natural process. Eliminating toxins relieves any period pain you may experience throughout your period.
Why not just use enemas, suppositories or laxatives instead?
Enema, suppositories and laxatives do have their benefits and uses however they do not provide a substitute for colonic irrigation. Enemas and suppositories are useful for emptying only the rectum (the lowest 8 to 12 inches of the colon) – colonic irrigation helps to clear far deeper into the colon. Laxatives are designed to relieve temporary constipation. However, optimum colon cleansing is achieved most effectively by colonic irrigation.
Won't a colonic get rid of all the beneficial bacteria in my colon?
The flora should not be disturbed anymore than having several normal bowel motions.
It may wash out some good bacteria but at the same time, it washes out lots of bad bacteria enabling the beneficial bacteria left behind to flourish. In a healthy person the good bacteria will reproduce within 2-3 days especially now that the environment is cleaner. In cases of candida or when antibiotics have recently been used, a probiotic supplement and implantation may be recommended. 
My doctor says I shouldn’t have it done!
Ask your doctor why. Take note of all the reasons given by your doctor and then we can answer your questions.
Will a colonic deplete the electrolytes in my colon?
No – A 1990 study published in the Journal of Natural Medicine, entitled “Effects of Colon Hydrotherapy on Serum Electrolytes” reported that no patient experienced any clinically significant symptoms or disturbances.
In 1988 the National College of Naturopathic Medicine did an in-depth study of seventeen patients doing three colonics a week over an extended period of time. Their conclusion: Colonics produce no appreciable change in electrolytes.
Will a Colonic clear up my skin?
The skin is the largest external organ of elimination. If the functions of the colon, kidneys or liver are impaired, the skin will be overloaded in order to eliminate these extra toxins resulting in various skin conditions. Cleansing and healing the colon reduces the burden placed on the skin as well as the other organs of elimination: lungs, liver and kidneys. The skin can clear up once proper elimination is achieved.
Will I lose weight?
A lot of people do actually lose a little weight during the treatment as many pounds of waste material may have accumulated in the bowel over the years.
Just one colon hydrotherapy session is equivalent to having several regular bowel movements. Subsequent sessions can be even more beneficial when older, hardened, impacted faeces are dislodged from the colon wall. 
Saying this though many of your clients which are embarking on a weight loss venture they find colon hydrotherapy a hugely beneficial way to kick start their new lifestyle, as this shows them exactly at what state there body is in, and how to correct it. This support aids in their weight loss venture. 
Is Colon Therapy painful?
Very rarely there is more than a minor and transient discomfort experienced by some people. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, please tell your therapist. Occasionally the colon may contract and give a colicky sensation but such episodes are usually brief and easily tolerated.
Will it be alright to eat after having a colonic?
I suggest that you eat as normal following the session being careful to steer away from foods that you know are irritants to your body. You may just want to eat light foods such as salads and soups. I also recommend avoiding alcohol for 24 hours following your session.
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.
Will I need to keep rushing to a toilet afterwards?
In our experience, this has not happened. As Colonic Hydrotherapy stimulates the colon and encourages defecation, it will happen during the colonic session, not after.
Will I need to rest after my colonic?
Only very occasionally does a client need to rest after a colonic – mostly you can get on with your normal daily routine. A lot of clients successfully fit a colonic into their lunch break.
How many colonics will I need?
This really depends on the condition of your bowel and how it responds to the treatment. It takes a long time to build up the waste in the colon, so of course it will probably take a number of sessions to remove it. For healthy people, 4 to 6 sessions will usually give best results. Clients who take it further will always gain more and consultation with the therapist will help you to decide how many sessions are right for you.
Are colonics habit-forming? Will they make my bowel lazy?
Colonic irrigation is designed to achieve a healthy colon - our aim is not to make anyone dependent upon colonics. A colonic session exercises the colon so it is not so sluggish. When the colon is sluggish and bowel movements do not return for a few days after the first Colonic, it is an indication that more sessions are needed to remove the debris that the bowel has built up over the years. This build up of faecal material has decreased the muscular action in the colon. Sometimes, it may take a few days for bowel movements to return after a treatment. This is when people think they are becoming ‘dependent’ on colonics. After a successful colonic it may take some time for faecal matter to build up again in the colon. Once a series of colonics is completed, the colon will begin to function as it should.
After a series of treatments, once my colon is clean, how often should I have a Colonic?
This can be decided by you and 
your therapist as each client is an individual.

Food Sensitivity Testing FAQ'S

Is it possible that I am affected by foods that are not detected by your IgG food tests?
Yes - some foods may cause a classic allergic reaction involving the production of IgE antibodies.  These will not be detected by any food test. There are also many foods that can cause a reaction in the body without involving the immune system but produce symptoms similar to IgG reactions.  For example, amines in chocolate, cheese and red wine may cause migraines; some food additives such as tartrazine can cause, rashes and asthma; monosodium glutamate in chinese dishes can produce sweating and dizziness.  'Nightshade' alkaloids in potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers may affect the joints. Food intolerance may also be due to a deficiency of a particular enzyme, as in lactose intolerance.  You should avoid any foods if you suspect they are affecting you adversely. 

If cows milk comes up positive, does that mean that I am lactose intolerant?

No. Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the major sugar found in milk, and is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase. Food intolerance test detects wheather youhave an intolerance to the proteins in dairy but does not detect the lactase enzyme and therefore cannot diagnose lactose intolerance.

Are these tests suitable for children?                                                                                                                                

We recommend a lower age limit of 2 yrs or older.

Do you need to have a re-test after a few months?

Most people do not need to have a re-test, but if you would like another test we usually advise a period of 12 months in between tests.  If your symptoms have improved and you have been able to successfully re-introduce the foods, then a re-test is unnecessary.

I have been avoiding a food for several months/years: will this affect my test results?

The IgG food intolerance test is based on your immune system producing antibodies in response to you eating certain foods.  If you have been avoiding a particular food for more than 3 months, it is likely that the test will be unable to detect any antibodies and therefore will show as a negative response.  To test intolerance to a certain food you should include it in your diet daily for at least 4-6 weeks before testing.  However, if you know that the food concerned causes you extreme symptoms do not re-introduce that food at all.