What Is Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon hydrotherapy is referred to as colon irrigation, colonics,colon therapy, or high enema is a gentle and safe method of cleansing your colon and the contents of the large instestine. Colon hydrotherapy removes impurities from environmental toxins and accumulated waste matter, without the use of drugs or chemicals. When used in conjunction with a regimen of proper nutrition and a regular exercise program, consistent colon cleansing can be a powerful tool for breaking unhealthy habits and maintaining optimum health throughout your life.
Why Do We Need Colon Hydrotherapy?
With a lack of internal cleansing, toxins are frequently reabsorbed back into the blood stream. Toxicity circulating throughout the body can contribute to gut imbalance and impaired immunity. The process of colonic hydrotherapy captures and washes away impurities and can aid in weight loss, help to support immune and organ function, slow the effects of aging, alleviate the symptoms of many health concerns such as headaches, skin disorders, fatigue, depression, gas, bloating, constipation, arthritis, an inability to focus, irritability, candida overgrowth, allergies, food cravings, parasites and much more. Colon hydrotherapy can greatly enhance your quality of health and vitality.
The series of colonics allows the water to gradually soften and release hard to remove fecal matter and debris. With each cleanse, the gentle flow of purified water is massaging hundreds of acupressure points to stimulate a deeper release, layer by layer, until all the stored impurities from your organs and tissues are washed clean. After your series is complete, a monthly or bi-annual cleanse is recommended to keep your colon healthy.
"Just a few Colon Hydrotherapy sessions may reverse what could be a lifetime of neglect."
Which System Is Right For Me?
There are only two types of devices used for colon hydrotherapy: opened and closed-in systems. Choosing which one is best for you is a matter of preference or whichever system is prescribed by your licensed medical practitioner. Here at Green Lotus Wellness Center, we provide colon hydrotherapy services by I-ACT Certified Therapist on both open and closed-in systems.
In both systems, water flows through a carbon filter which removes any sediment, rust, or chlorine which is then purified by an Ultra Violet Purification System before passing through the rectal nozzle.The water temperature is safely controlled and adjusted while an odor exhaust system ensures that the session room and entire center remains odor-free. Both modern colon hydrotherapy systems are manufactured through compliance with strict FDA guidelines that dictate rigorous accountability. FDA registered colonic system all feature temperature-controlled water-mixing and back flow prevention valves, pressure and temperature sensors, water purification, and have high disinfecting standards. Disposable ‘single-use’ colon cleansing speculums/nozzles are provided for each client.
Colon Hydrotherapy Closed-In System
Initial Colonic Session - $165
Follow-up Sessions - $115/session
Pre-Paid Package of 3 Colonic Sessions - $330
Your initial colonic cleanse involves a consultation to educate and familiarize you with our colonic equipment which involves guiding you through the procedures to follow and answering any questions you may have. Any subsequent individual sessions vary between 45 to 60 minutes each session.
When choosing a closed-system, you are opting to have your therapist present with you for the entire duration of your therapy to guide you through the entire process of cleansing, monitoring your progress, assisting you with breathing techniques, acupressure, aromatherapy, LED therapy and teaching you about the power of 'letting go'.
The therapist controls the pace of water flow and evacuation. Water enters with anywhere from 1/2 psi - 2 psi (pounds per square inch) of pressure. Each time the client evacuates, the water flow is reversed as the waste moves out through the second tube. If the client should have the urge to push before the time, they would need to alert the therapist so they can reverse the water flow from filling to exiting. There is a view window on the mounted wall device if the client wishes to see their waste.
Colon Hydrotherapy Open System
Initial Colonic Session - $165 (includes 2 back to back sessions within one week)
Follow up Colonic Sessions - $95/session
Pre-Paid Package of 3 Colonic Sessions - $255
Your initial colonic cleanse involves a 1/2 hr. consultation to educate and familiarize you with our colonic equipment, the procedures to follow and answer any questions you may have. Please allow 1.5 hrs for initial session. Any follow-up individual sessions vary between 45 to 60 minutes each session.
The LIBBE open-system is a bed made entirely of fiberglass, with a basin cut out in the seat area. The client disrobes from the waist down, and is covered with a sheet. A small colon cleansing nozzle the diameter of a pencil is inserted approximately 1 inch in in privacy. Gravity-fed water flows through the nozzle which can be paused as desired or kept continuously flowing. The pace of the session flows at the client’s discretion, with little to no assistance with the controls. Waste is evacuated around the nozzle, into the basin, and down the drain towards the plumbing. There is a 4 foot view tube to the left of the unit should the client wish to see and evaluate the condition of their waste. A Certified Therapist is always nearby to monitor and provide client assisitance as needed. The LIBBE system allows for client privacy as prefered. Modesty is protected all the time.
The Importance Of Probiotics
Probiotic literally means "pro life" and these are the tiny bacteria that inhabit our intestinal tract, providing us a symbiotic, health-promoting relationship. The probiotic used in this enema is the Bifidobacterium bifidum strain which inhabits the walls of the colon. These bacteria help to balance the pH of the colon, weeding out pathogens and promoting regularity. The Bifido strain also produces certain key vitamins and amino acids for health. This enema is suggested after a series of three sessions to assist in re-establishing good flora in the colon. "Antibiotic use drastically decreases B. bifidum population, as does everyday environmental factors. With so many environmental toxins like pesticides and foods loaded with artificial sugars, adults and children alike need to supplement to maintain optimal health. Unfortunately, with today's diet, it’s tough to keep probiotic levels in your gut stable. Antibiotics, illness, artificial sugar, and pesticides can kill off those friendly gut bacteria and let killer germs like C. diff. take up residence, leading to a common illness called ‘antibiotic-associated diarrhea’ (AAD).That’s why it’s important to supply probiotics into your intestines." --Dr. Edward Group
The coffee enema is an accessory to your colonic experience as a means of effective detoxification via the liver. The liver is the body’s main organ for detoxification and supporting its natural mechanism of detox is integral to health and the reversal of “dis-ease”. The basic concept and origin of coffee enemas date back to the early 1900’s and are well-documented in medical journals, up until the boom of the “high-tech” age and the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, Dr. Donald Kelley and Dr. Patrick Vickers, are three excellent educators and supporters of coffee enemas. I encourage my clients to do their own research, look up these resources and decide for themselves if this therapy is right for them.
At Green Lotus Wellness Center, the coffee enema is done prior to the colonic. Only organic, properly roasted coffee is used to deliver optimal results. Disposable enema bags are used for sanitation purposes and the coffee is brewed in stainless steel cooking pots.
The benefits of implementing a coffee enema prior to your colonic are as follows, according to the doctors mentioned above:
- Stimulates liver detoxification
- Astringent to the colon
- Produces Glutathione S-Transferase, a powerful detox scavenger
- Dialysis for the blood
- Stimulates the liver and bile ducts to open, dumping toxins into the digestive tract to be eliminated
- A means for disposing unwanted, harmful toxins quickly out of the body
- Relaxing to the nervous system producing feelings of calmness
- Relaxes the nervous system to prepare the colon for elimination
- Administration of the colonic post-enema, allows for a more complete detox; while the liver is excreting waste, the colon is fully eliminating, as a colonic cleanses the entire bowel and not only the lower bowel portion.
- Coffee enemas are excellent for skin rejuvenation, as the skin is one of the first organs to show signs of liver/bowel congestion
We use S.A. Wilson's Organic Coffee recommended by the famous Gerson Institute. Since coffee enemas are meant to be done in a sequence of sessions, depending on the individual and their targeted goals, Green Lotus Wellness Center offers Coffee Step-by-step instructions where you are walked through the entire process of doing a coffee enema at home, as well as a take-home enema bag, and 1 pound of coffee and various educational and instructional literature to keep you on-track.
Water Enemas (Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils)
Water Enemas, with added therapeutic-grade essential oils, are an excellent method of moving excess congestion out of the colon. This type of enema is perfect for those individuals whose diet mostly consists of processed and refined foods, devoid of fiber, hydration or nutrients and a diet that is rich in dairy, poor quality fats and meat products. This type of diet creates putrefaction in the colon, which inhibits its proper functioning and movement (peristalsis), leaving you feeling sluggish, full, bloated, constipated, mentally cloudy and irritable. Any other bodily symptoms you display may become exacerbated under these conditions. The reason these symptoms occur is because you are holding on to, rather than eliminating these harmful toxins from your bowel. Implementing a water enema prior to the colonic will allow for a more complete cleanse and a more beneficial and comfortable colonic. The therapeutic-grade essential oils are cleansing, detoxifying and immune boosting and will add to the efficacy of the enema.