Frequently Asked Questions about Colonics, Colon Cleansing Detox and our Wellness Therapies
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How can colonics help my digestive health?
Digestive health is improved through colonics by eliminating impacted fecal matter, gas, mucus and toxic substances from the colon. The “pulsing” technique utilized with the Wood’s Gravity Method re-tone’s and reshapes the colon which also improves your eliminations. Additional benefits can often be observed throughout the body in the form of clearer skin, more energy and mental clarity, improved immunity, a decrease in autoimmune disease symptoms and and so much more.
How do you perform a colonic?
Your initial visit to CHS will involve the taking of your medical history, a discussion about the overall anatomy of the large intestine, ways to promote colon health and elimination, the importance of probiotics, and much more. You will then tour the treatment room and our disinfection procedures will be gone over. After our tour I will explain how the procedure works, and then perform the colonic. The colonic itself will take about 45 minutes. Water will be gently introduced into the colon via the rectum while I use special massage techniques to stimulate the release of stored matter and trapped gas. Your modesty is considered at all times. Plan on 1.5 hrs for an initial visit with colonic, 1 hour for follow up visits.
Is it safe?
It is safe. The force of the water is simply through gravity not pressurization, there is no fear of perforating your colon. The instruments are all sterilized in a color changing sealed sterilization bag, this color change is another safeguard for your health. I have insurance and our clinic is in safe surroundings.
Does it hurt?
The procedure itself does not cause pain. That being said, you will have the sensation of wanting to go to the bathroom occasionally during the treatment. I will massage your abdomen, we have serene music playing and you are in comfortable spa like surroundings to allow you to relax to the best of your abilities.
How many treatments do I need?
It all depends on your condition and on the results of the first colonic. If a condition has been building up for years, it is unlikely that it will disappear completely after one cleansing, most people feel improvements after the very first session. I usually recommend 3 done within 2 weeks and then 1-3 more once a week depending on the severity of your symptoms. A person who is a raw vegan and using this to detoxify will not need nearly as many treatments as a person who is has been constipated their whole life. If you take a high quality refrigerated probiotics like Quintestinal- you will need less of these!
Will I lose weight?
You will lose some weight- but please remember it is only waste. It is not fat or cellulite. Most people feel lighter after a colonic, and many peoples pants fit better because the bloating is gone. But this is not a magic potion to losing weight! It will however assist you in wanting to make healthy changes for your body, by cleaning out the bad you will have more energy to exercise, with your increased knowledge on fiber, proper diet and good digestive habits- you might be pleasantly surprised with the outcome!
What will I feel like after the treatment?
After a colonic, you will be able to continue with your daily plans, drive, go back to work etc. If the colonic produced tremendous amounts of waste you may feel a little sleepy afterwards.
Do you recommend supplements after a colonic treatment?
The one supplement we believe every person needs is a high quality probiotic. Probiotics such as Quintestinal are the beneficial bacteria that live in the mucosal lining of the intestines. They eat the bad bacteria, mold, fungus and virusus that can quickly proliferate if the good bacteria is not present to keep it in check. They assist the body with a host of other qualities that keep your immune system running at full pace. Your body is the healthiest when your bacteria levels are 80% good and 20% bad- unfortunately in todays world, those ratios can be difficult to achieve without probiotics.
We also offer other products to assist with cleanses, enzymes that assist digestion and products that assist the GI tract in healing itself etc -please visit the products page for more information.
What is the big deal about Quintestinal?
Quintestinal is CHS’s private blend of probiotics developed by Dr. Khem Shahani and Gailla Deiters the founder of Colon Hygiene Services, LLC. He is known around the world, even serving on the World Health Organization Panel for his work on beneficial bacteria strains. Although he has passed on we continue to work with his son Michael at Nebraska Cultures to provide our clients with truly a state of the art probiotic for a reasonable cost.
Please visit the products page for more information.
Do I have to check my modesty at the door?
You will be fully covered, protected and warm during your treatment. The bathroom is attached to the treatment room for your privacy. The therapist has worked in health care for many many years- there is nothing that can be shocking!
Can I have a colonic if I have my period?
You can have a colonic during your period.
Can I have a colonic if I am pregnant?
We do not recommend colonics during pregnancy unless it is recommended and performed by a qualified medical practitioner specializing in pregnancy.
How soon after the childbirth can I have a colonic? Can I have it while I am nursing?
You can have a colonic 10-12 weeks after a regular childbirth, unless you had complications or a cesarean. You need to decide for yourself whether your body has recovered enough from the shock of the childbirth. Make sure your stitches have healed fully, talk to your doctor or nurse if in doubt. You can have a colonic while you are nursing.