Frequently Asked Questions

Will one colonic completely empty the colon?

‘Magic bullet’ thinking says one colonic will open the floodgates and I will be home free. If it were that easy, colon therapists would not exist. It can be very challenging to have the contents of the colon flow out freely. Sometimes it takes work and repeated sessions close together to ‘break the damn’, not to mention the lifestyle and attitude changes.Many of us have a considerable amount of impacted waste in our colon accompanied with muscle, nerve, immune and hormone deficit. It  may take substantial work and a second and subsequent colonics may release more material as your body tunes into releasing, muscles become more supple, the area becomes more hydrated and bacterial/fungal sources of nerve damage are reduced.At Integrative Wellness Center, “first timers” receive 2 colonic appointments ideally 24-48 hours apart. The first 1 ½ hr visit consists of a review of the Intake Form, education on colon health, 40-minute colonic, an informational packet, and 1 gallon of alkaline ionized water.

On the second visit the colon hydrotherapist will make recommendations for further cleansiing and offer digestive care and food tips. Bring your 1 gallon bottle for a refill of the cleansing ionized water!

Is it necessary to take a “series” of colonics?

It depends on your objective. One or two colonics may be all that is necessary to recover from travel, flu, fever, back or headache, transient constipation or a small fast or cleanse. However, overcoming lifelong constipation and/or redundancy, creating multiple bowel movements, overcoming illness and achieving vital health may require regular colonics for some time. It has taken years to create your current body condition. One has to factor in body condition, how well you respond, and possible needed lifestyle and attitude changes.

After your first and second colonic, you can discuss with the therapist how many sessions you might need and how often. Many people benefit from doing a series of anywhere from 5-25 colonics to bring the body back into balance. A recommended protocol is 2 the first week, 2 the second week and one for 3 more weeks. A maintenance plan is then determined based on the individual condition. Keep an open mind, be open to what you might experience, what you might learn about yourself and your intestines through this process.

Does Colon Therapy wash out the good bacteria in the colon?

Colon Therapy will cleanse the good and bad bacteria from the bowel – but so does a regular bowel movement. Because we are cleansing large amounts of toxins and putrefied matter from the bowel, the environment to re-establish the good bacteria is much better. So it is important to take probiotics containing acidophilus and bifidus (good bacteria) after receiving colonics.

Does it hurt?

Occasionally an individual may feel mild cramping prior to a release due to gas or waste moving down the intestinal tract. It does not last but a few moments.

Who can benefit from Colon Hydrotherapy?

Nearly everyone can benefit from Colon Hydrotherapy. The colon is one of five eliminative organs in the body. Colonics are an excellent and safe way of eliminating toxins from the body and the less toxins we have in the body the healthier we will be and the stronger our immune systems will be.

Will this cause my bowels not to eliminate on its own?

Absolutely not!  Because Colon Therapy exercises the colon creating better peristalsis (muscle contraction) it will actually help it to function and eliminate much better.

Will I experience any side effects?

Most clients feel much lighter and more energetic. Occasionaly someone temporarily experience slight headache or fatigue due to detoxification. This is why two initial colonics are required.