1. What is a colonic or colon hydrotherapy?
Also known as colonic irrigation, or high colonic, a colonic is a safe and effective method for hydrating, and evacuating the colon by gently flushing the colon repeatedly with warm purified water.
2. What happens in a colonic session?
After the person is comfortably positioned on the equipment, they insert their own one use only rectal nozzle about 1 1/2 inches ito the rectum. A gentle flow of gravity fed water begins. The water flowing into the colon starts peristalsis(muscular action of colon expelling matter) which causes the release of water and waste. This process begins at the rectum and continues to the transverse section and then to the cecum, breaking up waste and achieving evacuation of the colon.
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3. Who should NOT have a colonic?
You should consult your doctor or licensed health care practitioner if you have questions or concerns about your health.
Contraindications include but are not limited to:
~Cancer of the colon, rectum
~Recent colon, rectal or abdominal surgery including polyp removal during a colonoscopy
~rectal bleeding or blood in stool
~Fissures or fistula
~Cirrhosis of the Liver
~Renal insufficiency(difficulty urinating) or renal diseases
~are pregnant at this time
-Chrohns disease, ulcerative or ischemic colitis
-Epilepsy or history of seizures
-Taking or have taken in past 9 months : drugs for Cancer, Arthritis, or Floroquinoline antibiotics( Cipro,Factive, Levaquin, Avelox, Floxin) There are now dozens of drugs that have intestinal or rectal bleeding; intestinal tissue tearing as potential side effects. You must call your pharmacist and have them check all the drugs you are now taking or have taken in the past year for these side effects.
4. Can I go back to work after a session?
Yes. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement.
5. Can I use a colonic for prep prior to a Colonoscopy or other endoscopic exam?
Yes, a colonic is FDA-approved for evacuation the colon prior to endoscopic exam, radiological exam or as a pre-operative prep procedure.
6. Is there any possibility of bacterial or viral contamination from prior use of the equipment?
No, the Angel of Water system used in my office uses single use, sterile rectal nozzles. The use of sterile disposable nozzles, combined with the implementation of the equipments' multi-stage sanitation protocol leaves no danger of contamination.
The information on this website is not meant to diagnose, treat or otherwise prescribe and is not meant to replace the advice of a licensed medical professional. All results of services offered at Healing Waters Austin are individual and vary accordingly.