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Colon Hydrotherapy in Washington DC - a first step to wellness

Posted by admin on Thu, Jul 22, 2010

So you're wondering, what is a Colonic or Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective natural way of cleansing the colon (also known as the large intestine) without the use of drugs. Colon hydrotherapy gently introduces filtered, temperature regulated water into the colon to loosen impacted fecal matter and other waste products from the body. This procedure is sometimes referred to as colonics or colon irrigation.

Here are three important reasons why you can benefit from colon hydrotherapy:

1) The average person carries around 7-10 pounds of old fecal matter lodged in their colon. Just think about it? If you are eating three meals a day and are not having three full evacuations (i.e., bowel movements) a day, where is the rest of that food going? Our bodies are designed to perform as it did when we were babies-one meal in and one meal out. When is the last time your body performed the way it was designed? If your answer is, "I don't know," it's time to schedule a colon hydrotherapy appointment.

2) Accumulated waste on the walls of your colon creates an ideal breeding ground for parasites, bad bacteria, viruses, and yeast.

3) For many people today, our detoxification pathways are partially or completely blocked. Over time, toxins build up in our bodies. Look at it this way, our bodies are being bombarded with toxins our parents and grandparents never battled such as cell phone and television radiation, drugs, and tons of pesticides in our food. Let's not even think about the depleted soil that produces our food. And, guess what? Our livers have not gotten bigger to accommodate this incredibly toxic overload. Colon cleansing helps to relieve the toxic overload on the liver by removing waste from our body's waste management system, the colon.

Why would you want a colonic? 

In addition to the detoxification benefits of a colonic, this internal cleansing can also help with bloating, digestive issues, skin problems, yeast infections, detoxification and more. 

Colon hydrotherapy is helpful for anyone who is constipated. And, guess what, we all are constipated at one time or another. Some symptoms of constipation are bloating, abdominal discomfort, straining and/or difficulty passing stools and infrequent hard, lumpy stools. 

Your comfort is our priority

Now that you know what colon hydrotherapy it is and why you it's good for you, let's talk about what happens when you come to NIHA for your colon hydrotherapy session. You will be greeted warmly by our Rejuvenation and Detoxification Department intake coordinator. She will take your temperature, blood pressure, pulse and weigh you (No worries, ladies. Your weight is our secret!). You will meet the I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapist and she will give you a patient orientation and provide you an opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. You will then be escorted to the colon hydrotherapy room where the process of internal cleansing begins. At NIHA we perform colon hydrotherapy with the FDA-approved Libbe device. The Libbe device is an open colon hydrotherapy system which means the water continuously flows. Also, the open system provides the most patient privacy. Probiotics and electrolytes also are administered. The colon hydrotherapy session takes about one and one half hours, although you should allow extra time for your first visit.


Topics: detoxification, colon hydrotherapy