How To Prepare For Colon Hydrotherapy
At what point does one seek help in the form of colon hydrotherapy? The answer lies with each individual. It is very beneficial to clean out the colon with hydrotherapy before or during a therapeutic fast or “reboot”, or a dietary cleansing program. Many health conscious people receive 3 sessions twice a year as a maintenance program and claim to have found some relief from the following. To know if you need a series of sessions ask yourself if you experience any of the following conditions:
-History of laxative abuse.
-Any established pattern of constipation. (or constipation and diarrhea)
- Bloating and discomfort after eating.
- Skin eruptions such as acne.
- Coated tongue, unpleasant breath, smelly wind.
- Anal itching. (and other signs of parasites or candidiasis)
- Eating disorders, unusual food cravings.
- Allergy to certain foods.
- Frequent headaches, tired eyes, poor concentration and memory.
- Tiredness and lethargy
- Stiffness in joints, increasingly bad back.
- Frequent infections, especially if treated with antibiotics.
- Hormonal disruptions. (PMS, menopause, the pill)
PREPARATION FOR TREATMENT
Ultimately one should not do colon hydrotherapy sessions on the day of booking. Your body needs a little preparation first in order to maximize the results. But some people find receiving a treatment is the inspiration they need to start or stick with good habit changes. It is prudent of all of us to follow the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Plenty of water, chew, chew, chew your food, fresh fruits, vegetables & raw juices, sunshine & exercise. If you are not so perfect at this, follow my 3 day pre-treatment protocol…
~ 3 days before: 1.) Increase water intake to 64-100 oz. per day and… 2.) Add 2 tsp. psyllium seed husk powder or Acacia Powder to your diet. Mix in 1 tsp. Acacia Powder (or psyllium seed powder) to a glass of water in morning and in afternoon. Drink and follow with more water. Psyllium seed husk helps to move impactions through the bowel but can be harsh on the delicate villi that line the digestive system, so 3 days is all you need before a colonic treatment. Acacia Powder is soluble fiber and much gentler. Both must be taken with large amounts of water!
~2 days before: Eat fruits and vegetables! 2-3 fruits in the morning; before breakfast or instead of your usual breakfast. A big salad for lunch (and dinner?), 2-3 servings of lightly steamed vegetables at dinner. Try to double your usual intake. (Or triple, if you don’t eat any!) Continue with the increased water and fiber.
~ 1 day before: Cut out red meat, pork, lamb and white sugar and white flour products! If you must eat animal protein, have eggs, fish or chicken. Go a day or two without bread, pasta, tortillas. You can do it! Continue with the water, psyllium or Acacia and increased fruits and vegetables.
~ On the day of the treatment: No white flour or sugar! Drink plenty of water in the morning. Have a light meal 2 hours or more before treatment. Try to have a bowel movement before your treatment. After your session: Remember basic principles of a healthy lifestyle for added support including… fluids and rest, fresh fruits, vegetable, raw juices, sunshine and exercise. Take probiotics to re-feed your system with good bacteria and if needed, enzymes.
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Contraindications to Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon hydrotherapy applies pressure to the colon when water is introduced. Therefore certain conditions are contraindicated such as unmanaged Hypertension and Pregnancy. Also contraindicated are the following conditions: Cancer of the rectum or bowel, fissures, fistulas, severe hemorrhoids, bowel perforation, recent colon or rectal surgery, gastrointestinal bleeding, cirrhosis of the liver, severe gall stones, high or low blood pressure, aneurism, congestive heart disease, severe anemia, exophthalmic goiter, kidney failure, abdominal hernia, recent scar tissue, a history of steroid use, pregnancy, and uncontrolled diabetes. In the interest of patient care and safety, and the avoidance of unexpected consequences, it is imperative the patients with contraindications are declined treatment and referred to their primary health provider for advice and guidance prior to any consideration of treatment.