Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy, Colonics, Nashville

Colon Hydrotherapy is for anyone looking to improve their current quality of health!

It is a simple, painless process of cleansing your body of toxins and other harmful chemicals.

Colon Hydrotherapy, Colonics, Nashville

What Is That “Gut Feeling?”

People are taught from childhood to believe that the brain is essentially the “boss” of the body. While it is true that the brain is the centerpiece of our mental capacity and nervous system, it is also a fact that there are nearly one hundred million nerve cells in the gut alone – about the same number found in the spinal cord!

Fully one-half of your nerve cells are located in the gut, so your capacity for feeling and for emotional expression depends primarily on the gut (and only to a lesser extent on your brain). By the time you add together the number of nerve cells in the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines, there are more nerve cells in the overall digestive system than there are in the peripheral nervous system.

Most people would say the brain determines whether you are happy or sad, but they have their facts skewed. It seems the gut is more responsible than we ever imagined for mental well-being and how we feel.

 

You Have Two Brains

Award-winning science wondered why people get butterflies in the stomach before going on stage? Or why an impending job interview can cause an attack of intestinal cramps? And why do antidepressants targeted for the brain cause nausea or abdominal upset in millions of people who take such drugs? The reason for these common experiences is because each of us literally has two brains – the familiar one encased in our skulls and a lesser-known but vitally important one found in the human gut. Like Siamese twins, the two brains are inter-connected; when one gets upset, the other does, too.

This “second brain” in the gut is called the “enteric nervous system” (ENS). This “intestinal nervous system” consists of neurons, neurotransmitters, and messenger proteins embedded in the layers or coverings of the tissue that line the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon. (The word enteric is a Greek term for “intestine.”)

The enteric nervous system possesses a complex neural circuitry, and this “second brain” in your gut can act independently from the first brain in your body. Literally, it learns from experiences, remembers past actions and events, and produces an entire range of “gut feelings” that can influence your actions.

Do you remember the gut sensation of what we call “butterflies in your stomach?” Has anyone ever advised you to “follow your gut instinct?” We regularly hear people say their stomach indigestion caused nightmares, and patients often tell their doctors that the antidepressants they take for mood swings also improved their gastrointestinal symptoms. Now you know why.

 

BENEFITS to your Appearance & Well-Being!

Fatigue Poor Appetite Headaches
Irritability Overweight Problems Anxiety
Nervousness Memory Loss Gas or Flatulence
Nausea Poor Concentration Abdominal Pain
Distended Abdomen Low / High Blood Pressure Bad or Sagging posture
Insomnia Swollen Legs Skin Blemishes/Acne
Sallow Complexion Menstrual problems Dark Eye Circles
Poor Circulation Lower Back pain Body Odor

 

Colon Hydrotherapy may be beneficial for the following:

Constipation/Diarrhea Mucous Colitis
Acute Fecal Impactions Paraplegic & Quadriplegics (Symmetry is not handicap-accessible)
Prevention Abdominal Distention
Preparation for surgery/study Intestinal Toxemia
Balance of Physiologic Flora Parasitic Infection

 YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

 

What type of system do you use?Colon Hydrotherapy

There are many versions of colon hydro therapy, colonic, or colon irrigation. We use the Hydro Sans Plus, It is FDA certified and regulated. This closed system allows warm filtered water to gently hydrate the colon. Since the waste is carried out through a closed tube, it allows for no noise, odor, or mess. Every speculum and tubing is one time use only, and everything in the room is sanitized before and after every session.

MAKE SURE when you receive sessions the system you use is registered with the FDA, and your therapists are certified!

 Colon Hydrotherapy, Colonics, Nashville

How safe is the process?

The water pressure of a colon hydrotherapy session is so gentle, that it is less than a store bought fleet enema. The water pressure will not perforate your colon wall. Warm water is comfortable and filtered to prevent any bacteria from entering.

  Colon Hydrotherapy, Colonics, Nashville

Is the procedure painful?

No. It is not painful! The speculum may be slightly uncomfortable for just a few seconds while inserted. The slight bloating and discomfort during a session is minimal compared to the discomfort most of us have become accustomed to living with daily! Most people leave feeling refreshed, energized, and physically and mentally lighter… even euphoric!

 

Is one cleansing enough to empty the colon?

Not likely! Many of us have anywhere from 5-25 pounds (or more!!!) of impacted feces lining our colon wall. This is hardened, rubbery material and substantial work is often needed to remove it. Remember it took us years of ingesting foods that contain things such as preservatives, flavors, and ingredients that our body is simply not designed to digest. Even if we have been eating perfectly organic foods and drinking our water, there are times when stress, travel, and medicine, may have taken their toll on slowing down our digestion and metabolism.

  Colon Hydrotherapy, Colonics, Nashville

How often do people receive colon sessions?

The amount of colon sessions needed to help your colon reach its optimum ability varies with each individual. This number can be as unique as each of us are in our life story…it is a combined level of stress, travel, medication, age, genetics, water intake, exercise and eating habits. Most people begin a series consisting of a session once or twice a week, and then gradually schedule sessions less often as we determine a maintenance schedule that works best for you. Your personal objectives will ultimately determine the number of treatments you wish to have.

 

How many sessions will I need?

Mainly you will know what works best for you by how much better you feel after a series of sessions. The difference is amazing. We can help you determine how many you may need by the release of waste we see during the session. This analysis is based on visual interpretation and our experience over the years. Keep in mind that we will arm you with any information and knowledge that we can, but we are not physicians and at no time able to give you a diagnosis. Regular cleansing is really a lifetime commitment because once we know how easy it is to feel better; we never want to return to being weighted down by toxic waste again! Keep in mind that any session you do will be a benefit, so don’t be overwhelmed by the number.

 

Why is a series of sessions recommended?

While many people experience immediate improvement with one colon session, a series will truly help you strengthen and tone the colon muscle so that it functions at optimum level again. In the beginning, keeping sessions scheduled close together allow us to keep the colon hydrated, resulting in productive sessions since each session will cleanse away layers of impacted waste, bacteria, and parasites. This means that you will feel better quicker, and be able to maintain the improvements for longer. At the very minimum we would like to suggest 4 to 5 sessions, ideally more, fairly close together. This will give you a better understanding of the improvement in overall health that can be expected. Even people who consider their eating habits healthy and have regular bowel movements feel improvement with a series of sessions! Please keep in mind that we are all very different, and there is no exact number since some people benefit from one series, and some benefit from 30 or more sessions. It all depends on our current level of health, and our personal health goals.

 

How can I maintain a healthy colon between sessions?

Along with colon hydrotherapy there are many ways to nurture your colon. Probiotics help us replace the good bacteria that is often lacking in our foods. Digestive enzymes help break down foods, absorb the nutrients, and keep elimination regular. Increase raw foods and water intake. Get an adequate amount of sleep. Reduce stress whenever possible. The basic rule is to increase our level of nutrition, and eliminate the toxins in our body. When you feel increased symptoms such as fatigue, bloating, back pain, indigestion, than it may be time for another session, or even another series of sessions to get you back on track! Most people find the best maintenance is to have a colon cleansing session once every 3-4 weeks. Others find that just a few times a year is sufficient.

 

Can someone become dependent on colon therapy?

NO. Actually, one of its benefits is that it can strengthen and tone the colon muscles, so the colon does not perform so sluggishly. It also aids in the absorption of vitamins and nutrients. So the goal is to get your colon working at its best…on its own. Please also check out our blog for more information on Colon Hydrotherapy, Enzymes, Probiotics and other holistic modalities.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Relax! It isn’t as awkward or uncomfortable as you may think. We explain everything every step of the way, and answer all of your questions. Our office is a very quiet, relaxed setting, with private rooms. Once you experience a session, the process becomes easy and enjoyable! Many people are amazed at how quickly they feel better, and find themselves eager for the next session.

It is truly gratifying to know we are taking major steps toward preventing disease, and ridding our body of symptoms such as heartburn, indigestion, bloating, constipation, loose stools, fatigue, headaches, allergies, depression, weight gain, and many more unnecessary ailments!

 

It is not painful, and modesty is maintained at all times, since you are covered during the entire session. We offer a heating pad to relax your stomach muscles, and the room is filled with calming essential oils, and soothing music. Warm filtered water is slowly infused into your colon. The time of a fill and empty will vary depending on the pressure and comfort level. An experienced and certified Colon Hydro-therapist will be with you at all times during your treatment; we monitor the pressure, temperature, and offer abdominal massage that assists in a great release. You remain in the same private room with the bathroom to get dressed comfortably.

 

Preparation: Avoid eating or drinking to much at least an hour or two before your appointment time. Set aside at least an hour for your first visit. Sessions usually last about 30–45 minutes.

 

If you or someone you know has had an awkward or embarrassing colonic experience in the past, please don’t let it deter you altogether. There are a variety of systems of colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy, and it’s worth it to find the system, and the therapist, that you can be comfortable with!

The International Association for ColonHydrotherapy (I-ACT) advocates the highest standards of education and professional conduct to assure properly administered colon hydrotherapy. Today, colon hydro-therapists are thoroughly-trained professionals, who must pass rigorous testing and adhere to strict guidelines established by I-ACT. http://www.i-act.org

 

The International Association of Colon Hydrotherapist (I-ACT) recommends your first two sessions be within 24-48 hours of each other.

Why?

70% of the blood that passes through your body also passes through your colon. On the first session toxins are going to be stirred up and may get out into your bloodstream. Your second session within 24-48 hours will help eliminate some of the toxins that have been stirred up so you are not walking around feeling tired, run down and lethargic. Most people do not drink nearly enough water. Because your colon loves water, on your first session it may act like a sponge and absorbs a lot of water. This is good in the since that it will have a softening effect on fecal matter. Approximately 95% of the time people will have a better release on their second session than they do on their fist because of this softening effect. Where you go from your first two sessions is up to you. However, neither I-ACT or myself want you to believe that two sessions will get your colon completely clean. It simply does not work that way.

*Colon therapy chart copywright of Dr. N.W. Walker, 1978

 

Contraindication for Colon Hydrotherapy:

We will NOT perform colon hydrotherapy with you IF you have a any contraindications UNLESS you have a PRESCRIPTION from your licensed physician.

  • Surgery within the past 6 months
  • Congestive heart failure of organic valve disease
  • Severe cardiac disease; e.g. uncontrolled hypertension
  • Aneurysm
  • Several medications, including anti-psychotic medications.
  • Severe anemia
  • GI hemorrhage/perforation
  • Severe hemorrhoids
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hepatitis A, B, C
  • Carcinoma of the colon or rectum
  • Fissures/fistulas
  • Abdominal hernia / inguinal hernia
  • Colon surgery
  • Tumor in the Rectum or Large Intestine
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Kidney dialysis
  • Epilepsy
  • History of seizures
  • Breast feeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Present gastrointestinal infection
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Severely obese
  • Vomiting at present time
  • Strong abdominal pain

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