Will It Hurt?
The session should not hurt. If you do experience pain, tell the therapist immediately. When the colon is working, you may experience some slight abdominal cramping which should only lasts a few minutes.
It the Equipment Sanitary?
Absolutely. It is all done with a disposable speculum and tubing . The purified water goes one way in and one way out. There is no risk of contamination. The colonic machine allows water to enter the colon by the use of gravity, there is no forcing the water in. The temperature is between 92 to 104 degrees. The LIBBE machine is FDA approved class II medical device. There are contraindications that you will discuss with your doctor and therapist before you have your first session.
How Long Is The Large Intestine (Colon)?
The large intestine is usually 5 to 6 feet long and 2 to 2-1/2" in diameter. The entire digestive system is 22 feet long from the mouth to anus.
Do Colon Cleansers Work As Well As Colonics?
They work together along with a good diet. The recommended colon cleansers have fiber which creates bulk in the colon, so that the transit time through the colon is 8 to 12 hours, instead of a slower 2 to 3 days. Fiber also carries moisture, aiding in softening up existing dry, old fecal matter in the colon. The recommended herbs help to stimulate a sluggish colon so it can pass the fiber along with the old fecal matter that has started to loosen up. Having a Colonic can speed up the loosening and cleansing process.
What is Constipation?
Constipation is any form of congestion and is usually accompanied by dehydration. It extends to the cellular level. One bowel movement a day is a sign of constipation and incomplete elimination is a form of constipation. Symptoms are overweight, fatigue, irritability, mental confusion, bloat, gas, indigestion, lethargy, headaches, migraines, earaches, sinus drainage, allergies, cellulite, anxiety, depression, pessimism, whining, unsatisfied hunger, poor circulation.
A colon hydrotherapy session begins to hydrate the system and break up the impacted and dehydrated fecal, mucous, and other waste material that layer the walls of the intestine. Once again, the intestines are capable of receiving and disposing of waste from the body, stopping the backup and reabsorption of toxic materials.
What is Auto-Intoxication?
When we do not eliminate our waste, toxins back up in our bodies and can create auto-intoxication or self-poisoning. This occurs when the colon walls become encrusted with fecal matter that has not been eliminated. This hampers the absorption of vital nutrients. Worse yet, old accumulated matter in the colon provides a breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria. Blood capillaries lining the colon wall begin to absorb toxins into the blood stream, which feeds all of our bodily functions and set the stage for serious health problems.
Will I Lose Good Bacteria?
Some will wash away. We only use purified water and it won't wash away all of the good bacteria, just like taking a shower doesn't wash away all the bacteria on your skin. Most people don't have the good bacteria in their colon because of stagnant, foul, old fecal matter making the colon uninhabitable for the good bacteria. Taking a probiotic for a week after each session is recommended.
How Many Bowel Movements Should I Have Daily?
As many times as you eat, or anywhere from two to three times per day. They should be from 1-1/2 to 2" diameter and 5" to 10" in length. They should float, be light in color, and break apart when you flush. Fecal matter should not have a foul smell. You should not have to strain or push. If you have diarrhea, loose stools, or back and forth hard then loose, your colon could be out of balance.
Five Easy Things You Need To Do Before A Colonic:
- Eat as many water content foods as possible prior to colonic. Examples: raw and cooked green leafy vegetables, raw vegetable drinks and whole grains. This will start moistening up the colon for better elimination.
- Try to cut down on all processed foods. Examples: white flour products, cheese, dried foods, greasy foods and sugar. These foods dehydrate the colon and make elimination tougher.
- Stop drinking liquids 1 hour before. You don't want your bladder full before a colonic,
- No diuretics prior to colonic. This would be coffee, tea or soda. This also makes your bladder full.
- No foods 2 hours before your colonic.