What is Colon Hydrotherapy?

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What is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon Hydrotherapy is the gentle infusion  and release of purified water into the colon.  The session lasts about one hour. The practice of bringing water into the colon is an ancient practice.  Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, would have his students bring water into the colon using a gourd.  This periodic cleansing serves to clear matter that builds up in the colon.  If toxic matter remains in the colon, it results in the reabsorption of toxins, and the inability to absorb nutrients. This leads to a state of autotoxemia.

Colon Hydrotherapy can help shed pounds

According to medical studies, most people are carrying 5 to 15 lbs. of fecal matter in their colon, with even 65 lbs. or more noted to be found in certain autopsies.  This is largely a result of the processed foods consumed in our society since childhood.  Mucous is developed as these substances are in the colon, and matter thickens and sticks to the sides of the colon.  The repeated flushing of water clears this.

It is recommended that one begins the practice of colon hydrotherapy with a series, which consists of anywhere from 3 to 10 done in a close proximity (ie. one or two a week for a few weeks).  This proximity allows cleansing to be efficient as there is not time for more to build up.  After the initial series, it is only necessary to come in periodically, 3 to 4 times a year for 1 to 2 sessions as needed.  This cleansing helps the lymphatic system to work more efficiently and then pull toxins from other areas of the body.  The burden on the liver and gall bladder is reduced as well.

Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy

The benefits of colon hydrotherapy are many.  It helps with candida, colitis, spastic colon, chron’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ileitis, diverticulosis, diverticulitis, toxemia, depression, constipation, poor digestion, diarrhea, bad breath, fatigue, hemorrhoids, headaches/migraines. Basically, when the amount  of toxins are reduced, the entire body functions better and can heal.

It is also supportive to do enemas.  But not the fleet enemas.  It is best to use a 2 qt. enema bag which is filled with warm purified water.  To administer, it is easiest to lay on the floor, and hang the bag no higher than your waist to manage the pressure of the water.  Then, lie on your left side and insert the tubing.  Fill the body 1/3rd with water, then lay on your back to take in the rest.  Hold till you need to release, but do not cause pain.  You can then refill the bag, and repeat while then working your way over to the right side so that water can then go more towards the ascending colon.

Coffee enemas are effective when you use organic coffee.  It is recommended to first do a water enema to clear matter, and then the coffee can be better absorbed into the tissue and help to cleanse the liver and gall bladder.  It is also good to massage your colon as you release water, coffee and to massage your colon everyday, preferably in the morning.

In preparation for a colonic or enema, it is advised to not eat any food for 2 to 3 hours prior, and no liquid 1 to 2 hours prior.  It is also advised to not have any raw vegetables, especially cruciferous like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, which can cause gas during the session.  I find my best sessions are when I have juiced most of the day or all prior.  It allows more sweeping of the colon to occur.  It also increases efficiency if you give yourself an enema the night before a colonic as it serves to clear the lower bowel (sigmoid colon), and then the water can flow through the higher levels of the colon.

After your colonic or enema, drink good water, or water and lemon.  Add some extra probiotics if you are doing more than one.  I highly recommend the use of colonics for good health.  I have felt benefits for myself and my clients for years.



  1. […] Heal the colon, heal the body. Over time eating processed foods, taking in chemicals via the foods we eat and the air we breathe, our bodies become toxic. Those toxins have to be stored somewhere. Your Liver, with 50,000 bile ducts, does its best, but even its storage capacity is limited. Fat cells do their best too. The body does an amazing job of numbing us to the pain we cause it every time we put toxic matter in our bodies. But eventually there comes a breaking point. […]

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