Q. What is colon hydrotherapy?

A “colonic” or “colon therapy” is the gentle infusion of gravity fed, temperature controlled, filtered water into the colon via the rectum. At Pure Health, we use state of the art, medically approved equipment operated by Certified Colon Hydrotherapists. We therefore uphold the safest, most sanitary and comfortable standards in the industry.

The average person can have between 2-5 kilos of undigested food, waste and matter just sitting in and on the walls the colon. A colonic uses water to break down any waste or toxic matter that can be built up within the colon. If this is not removed from the body, the toxins are reabsorbed into the bloodstream, putting major stress on the liver, kidneys, immune system, circulatory and lymphatic system.

Q. What will colonics do to the colon?

Specifically, a colonic is used to accomplish the following:

1. 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 to co-operate as it was intended to. In this very real sense a colonic is a rejuvenation treatment.

2. 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.

3. It Reshapes the Colon: When problem conditions exist in the colon, they tend to alter its shape which in turn causes more problems. The gentle action of the water, coupled with the massage techniques of the colon therapist helps to eliminate bulging pockets of waste and narrowed, spastic constrictions finally enabling the colon to resume its natural state.

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

Q. Is it embarrassing to get a colonic?

No, you will fully maintain your personal dignity at all times. Colonics are carried out in very comfortable private rooms with state of the art FDA certified equipment with no mess and no odour to worry about. You will be fully covered at all times and your therapist will guide you on how to insert the small rectal tube. Upon ensuring your comfort, your therapist will give you the option to be left on your own while undergoing the procedure.

Q. Are colonics dangerous?

Being essentially a natural process, there is virtually no risk of danger with a colonic. Water is carried into the colon by gentle gravitational force only. Your therapist is highly trained and certified to ensure your safety and comfort. Extra care will be taken for elderly persons who are severely constipated.

Q. Do colonics hurt?

Some patients may experience cramping and tension due to gas or obstruction within the colon. These discomforts will ease with every release of this trapped air and fecal material.