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Commonly Asked Questions

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Is the treatment painful?

The treatment is not painful. You may experience slight discomfort, as if having diarrhoea.

Is the treatment very messy and odorous?

Not usually. The filtered water is introduced and expelled in a very controlled way. Everything that comes out goes directly into a waste pipe via the out coming tube that also acts as the viewing window.

Will I be rushing to the toilet constantly after a treatment?

Not usually. Directly after the treatment it is usual to visit the toilet in order to release any water and debris that may still remains. This will not normally be a frenzied dash as there tends to be little urgency. It can then take up to 48 hour to see another bowel movement.

Where in the colon is the old faecal debris?

It can be in pockets in the colon wall, or diverticulas, or can be mixed with hardened mucus ‘glued’ to any part of the colon wall.

Can some people have debris stuck in their colon and feel OK?

Yes, although often people will display symptoms of a toxic condition before it turns into a diagnosable illness for example, fatigue, skin problems, bad breath etc.

How many sessions will I need?

Everyone is different so it depends on the outcome of the consultation and the first treatment.

Is it possible to perforate the bowel through colonic irrigation?

No, due to the low pressure used and the very small device introduced into the rectum.

Is it possible to over stretch the bowel through colonic irrigation?

It is very unlikely if you are in the hands of a trained practitioner. More often the bowel is over stretched or distorted through the retention of old faecal matter.

Does the bowel get lazy if you have repeated colonics?

No, on the contrary the muscles of the colon are stimulated and become stronger.

Does colonic irrigation wash away the good bacteria?

Most of the loose bacteria living in the colon will be expelled, including putrefied bacteria and parasites. With the removal of old waste there will be a better chance of long-term colonisation by good bacteria. In the short term your practitioner will suggest you take a pro biotic culture to ‘restock’ bowel flora, and a diet which will encourage these good bacteria to multiply.

Are there any circumstances in which colonic irrigation is not recommended?

Yes. If the client has severe cardiac disease, high blood pressure, aneurysm, severe anaemia, gastrointestinal perforation or haemorrhage, severe haemorrhoids, cirrhosis of the liver, carcinoma of the colon or rectum, pregnancy, abdominal hernia, recent colon or rectal surgery, renal insufficiency or a severe prostate condition, then colonic irrigation is not recommended.

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