Colonic FAQ's

Colonics will be done at Jacksonville Women's Clinic. 124 Memorial Dr., Jacksonville N.C.

Can I work directly after having a colon hydrotherapy treatment?
Certainly. You can work just as you would after a regular bowel movement.

How much does a treatment cost, and how long does a treatment take?
The cost of a treatment is $70.00. The procedure is about 45 minutes, but you should plan a total visit of one hour in duration.

What should I do to prepare for a colon hydrotherapy treatment?
Do not eat anything 2 hours before your treatment, and drink plenty of fluids to keep your colon hydrated.
Do treatments hurt?
Not for most people. There can be a little cramping.

Does having a menstrual period at the time of a colon hydrotherapy session have any effect on the visit?
No, in fact it’s usually a good time to receive a treatment, since your body is already cleansing. Your flow has no effect on the success of the treatment. 

Is a colon hydrotherapy session safe?
Yes. In fact, with the modern advancements of today's colon hydrotherapy devices and standardization of training and procedures, colon hydrotherapy is often safer than administering an enema. And with the dangers of laxative overuse, colonics have a definite advantage and greater long-term benefits.

What will colon hydrotherapy do to my colon?
1. Hydration:
We hear often that the body is  
70% water. Did you know the body absorbs water and other nutrients from your colon constantly? So. if your water intake is insufficient your body has to absorb more moisture from yor colon, so your waste will be drier and may be more difficult to release. 

2. Cleanse the colon: Toxic material is broken down so it can no longer harm your body or inhibit assimilation and elimination. Even debris built up over a long period is gently, but surely removed in the process of a series of treatments. Once impacted material is removed, your colon can begin again again to co-operate as it was intended to. In this very real sense a colonic is a rejuevenation treatment.

3. It Exercises the Colon Muscles: The build up of toxic debris weakens the colon and impairs its functioning. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improves peristaltic (muscular contraction) activity by which the colon naturally moves material.

4. It reshapes the Colon: When problems exist in the colon, they tend to alter its shape which in turn causes more problems. the gentle action of the water, helps to eliminate bulging pockets of waste and narrowed, spastic constrictions finally enabling the colon to resume its natural state.

5. It Stimulates Reflex Points: Every system and organ of the body is connected to the colon by reflex points, a colonic stimulates these points, thereby affecting the cooresponding body parts in a beneficial way. 

Is it embarrassing to have a colonic?
You will be in a private room with only your therapist, who fully appreciates the sensitivity of the colonic procedure and will help you feel at ease. You remain completely covered and your privacy will be maintained at all times. 

And what can I expect afterwards?
Most likely, you'll feel great, lighter and enjoy a sense of well-being. As soon as the colonic is finished you can carry on with your daily routine. For some, the colonic may trigger several subsequent bowel movements and urination for the next few hours, but there wont be any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort.

If colonics are so good, why haven't I heard of them before?
In a way, the answer to that is a commentary on our present day lifestyle. Historically, artifacts and records show that people have regularly purified their bodies, including cleansing the colon. Around the turn of the 20th century, the present-day colonic machine was developed, providing a significantly improved method of accomplishing colon cleansing. Up to the late 1920's many doctors had colonic machines in their offices, and machines were found in hospitals as well. Articles dealing with colon health frequently appeared in prestigious medical and scientific journals until the early 1930's. At that time modern man began a 50 year love affair with drugs, laxatives and surgery. These seemed to offer relatively instant relief for body ailments, resulting in purification and prevention techniques becoming less attractive. Recently, however there has been a resurgence of interest in using natural approaches for healing the body, and colon hydrotherapy has rapidly regained the respectability already earned. 

Will a colonic make me constipated or give me diarrhea?
The most frequent post-colonic experience is to have a slight delay in bowel movements and then a resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool.