Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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

~Congestive heart failure

~Intestinal perforation

~Diverticulitis

~Abdominal hernia

~Severe hemorrhoids

~rectal bleeding or blood in stool

~Fissures or fistula

~Cirrhosis of the Liver

~Renal insufficiency(difficulty urinating)

~Prostate issues

~First or third trimester of Pregnancy


 

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.



  

7. What is SCENAR?

SCENAR  stands for self-controlled energo-neuro adaptive regulator.  It uses  bio-feedback and  by stimulating the nervous system, it is able to  encourage the body to heal  itself.

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8. What is Low Level Laser? What can it do?

​The  low level laser used at Healing Waters Austin is a Q1000. It is FDA  cleared for pain relief and inflammation in osteoarthritis. It has many  other applications as well.

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