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Every time we eat, drink and breathe we are exposed to toxins. Even worse, our exposure is 50 times the level of toxins compared to most other developed countries. Daily, poisonous chemicals are introduced to our bodies from cleaning supplies, clothing, personal care products, cookware, computers, cell phones, pest management, plastics, and fragrances. These ever-expanding toxic chemicals infiltrate our food, water, air, and skin creating several debilitating chronic diseases and acute reactions.
Colon irrigation or colon hydrotherapy is such a simple, yet fantastic process. It puts backwater into our bodies , hydrating us, and cleaning out the garbage stuck to the colon! Our bodies have paid the price by eating foods that rob us of the water we need:
The price paid has been poor health, disease, and feeling tired all the time. Why? Because our bodies were never designed to consume these types of foods, to begin with.
How can the colon perform its important function when our diets are composed of dry, overcooked, over-processed foods? It can’t. Internally, by eating these foods, we can become dehydrated leading to constipation and the bowel walls become full of sludge that needs to be washed out. The average American has an estimated 10-40 pounds of decayed feculent material in the bowels that we call “toxic sludge”.
Even if we eliminate it every day, most people – eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) – are not eliminating all of the accumulated toxins. The result? Waste builds up in the bowel.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe and extremely effective method to rejuvenate the body and assist with weight loss, immune function, lymphatic congestion, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, and rehydration of the body.
Did you know that colon hydrotherapy has many benefits? Through the Colon Hydrotherapy procedure, harmful toxins will be removed from the body preventing them from infesting the blood and degrading internal functions. A clean Colon will remove harmful bacteria, yeast, and parasites, and promote “friendly” bacteria necessary for proper digestion.
For fatigue, improved circulation, brittle nails & hair, clearer skin & eyes, rashes, brain fog, inflammation, unpleasant breath or body odor, backaches, weight gain, or even health issues like depression, insomnia, allergies, candida overgrowth, arthritis, headaches, and irritable bowel (IBS), Colon Hydrotherapy may be the Natural Solution to choose.
We have been offering Colonics at Merge Medical Center since 2016. We offer the “Open” method of colonics, which is safe, effective, and much less daunting than the old fashioned “Closed” method of colonics
The patient lies down on a treatment bed and self inserts a lubricated small tube into the rectum about 2 inches. The tube is made of soft, flexible plastic with a rounded tip, about the size of a pinky finger. You don’t even feel it once it is in there, and it is not painful to insert. Then you cover up with a sheet, press the buzzer and we’ll come in to turn the water on. It's a very gentle flow of warm, filtered water that fills your colon, and then you push it out. This process repeats itself over the 30-45 minute session. If the patient so chooses for additional effect during the treatment, our therapist will assist in the release of the feces by massaging pressure points on the feet or abdomen.
If you’re interested we can order through your insurance a DNA-based, comprehensive digestive stool test that analyzes what is in your gut to give clues about what is the root cause of your digestive problems. Our functional medicine practitioner will review your results with you and collaborate with our physician on staff.
The Two VERY Different Methods of Colonic Irrigation Therapy
Patients love that our “open” system has the option to self-administer in privacy. It makes the process of colonics a lot less daunting. Our staff are available to assist you if you press the buzzer at any stage during your session, so you can feel safe that help and professional advice is available if required. Most people prefer to be left alone during colonics though – as they feel that pooing is a private process!
In Contrast, for the “Closed” system, it can be very embarrassing to bear your butt to a stranger, have them insert a large speculum, and then be there with me the whole time while you are having an enormous poo. Colonics is all about letting go, so the more you can relax into the process the more water you allow into yourself to complete the cleaning process and the less likely you are to experience cramping and other side effects. This is why we chose to have “Open” over the “Closed” Colonic system.
The water used in the “Open” method is gravity fed, so there’s no pressure at all. This makes it safer than the “Closed” method where the practitioner is basically pumping you full of water to the pressure they deem appropriate. In the “Open” method you will feel when you’re full and naturally push out then, rather than rely on the therapist’s judgment. The “Open” method is also safer in that you’re putting the tube inside yourself, so will feel what is the right angle etc. and of course will stop and seek assistance if there is any discomfort. This helps to prevent any damage to the rectal opening. Also the tube used in “Open” colonics is small, soft and flexible, unlike the hard, rigid speculum used in “Closed” colonics.
Yes. In fact, with our colon hydrotherapy system called Angel of Water, sessions are much safer and easier than the common enema.
An enema only reaches the lower section of the colon and rectum, whereas with colon hydrotherapy the entire length of the colon is reached and it is many more times effective.
No. In fact many patients describe their colon hydrotherapy sessions as being both refreshing and relaxing.
It is possible to cleanse the entire length of the colon during a professionally administered session.
The small intestine is not specifically involved; however, the small intestine may be cleansed with the help of an oral intestinal cleanser that we can provide after the session at request.
If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy for you, you can consult with our physician or licensed health practitioner. Contraindications for the use of the Angel of Water include, but may not be limited to: recent colon, rectal or abdominal surgery, congestive heart failure, intestinal perforations, carcinoma of the rectum, fissures or fistula, severe hemorrhoids, abdominal hernia, renal insufficiency, first or last trimester of pregnancy and cirrhosis of the liver. Professionally administered colon hydrotherapy is otherwise very safe.
The Angel of Water system uses single-use, sterile rectal nozzles. The use of sterile disposables coupled with the implementation of the Angel of Water’s multi-stage sanitation protocol with EPA registered disinfectants leaves no danger of contamination.
Actual session time is about 30-40 minutes, but you should plan on about 1 ½ hours for your first consultation with session.
No. Some consider it a good time to have a session since your body is already cleansing. Your menstrual flow will not interfere with the success of the session. However, some women prefer to wait until after their period is over to do a cleansing session.
Refrain from eating about 2 hours before the cleansing, be as relaxed as possible and maintain a positive, cheerful attitude.
Usually not, but everyone is different. Some report a slight feeling of tiredness, but this is similar to the feeling you have after exercising vigorously. After a session, sipping warm liquids is usually very soothing. If you have concerns,consult with your colon hydrotherapist.
Yes. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement.
No. Our colon hydrotherapy practitioner will be monitoring you throughout the session for both your comfort and safety.
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