Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective, gentle infusion of purified water into the rectum, by way of a sterile rectal-disposable speculum.  The process involves two separate lines—water in, waste out—to prevent any possible contamination.  This internal bath helps cleanse the colon of toxins, gas and accumulated fecal matter.  The FDA registered Hydro San Plus (closed system) allows waste material to be eliminated through the instrument and out the drain line without odor.

We make no medical claims about what colon hydrotherapy can do for you.  Colon hydrotherapy is a valuable procedure used to assist the body in cleansing.  By doing this, the entire body is able to function better.  We can only share results we hear from our clients.  Below are benefits that patients have felt after their sessions:

Healthier skin, hair and nails | Energy/Less fatigue | Improved bowel movements | Less bloating and gas | Mental clarity | Sinus drainage | Better immune system | Relief from headaches | Relief from allergies | Relief from low back pain | Reduction of menstrual cramps | Weight loss | Better absorption | Less food cravings | Less inflammation/body aches | Heals digestive issues

24 hours prior to the session—try to avoid gas producing, processed, refined and fast foods.  Try to eat steamed vegetables, soups and fruit and drink plenty of water. 2 hours prior to the session—no eating or drinking.  This will allow for a more effective session. We also recommend Inturnity.

Plan about an hour, each session is 30 to 45 minutes based on the individual.

Like you just took an internal bath; clean, light, increased energy, clarity and a sense of well being are just some of the common responses.  V.E. Irons, graduate of Yale University and a leading authority and specialist on colon health states:  Dr. Elson Haas on Colon hydrotherapy states:  “It helps relieve gas and spasms in the bowel, assists healing digestive problems, and relieves many back and musculoskeletal pains often caused by pressure from the intestines.

Its greatest importance, however, is in eliminating toxins from the colon, in relieving stress on the liver and in improving lymphatic and capillary function.  When you begin to improve your diet with more natural and chemical-free foods, and begin to eliminate toxins by cleansing the colon, you will become younger, strong and more beautiful.”

Let’s think! If you are eating three meals per day, seven days per week, four weeks per month that is 84 meals a month, not including snacks.  Now, take that number and subtract the number of bowel movements you are having.  (Example:  If you are having one bowel movement per day that is 28 per month.  84-28=56 bowel movements behind schedule).  You should have two to three bowel movements per day.

The enema only reaches the rectum and lower part of the colon.  Colon hydrotherapy reaches the entire length of the colon, approximately 5 to 5 ½ feet.  According to learned centurion Dr. Norman Walker, one colon hydrotherapy irrigation is equal to 30 enemas.

Allergies | Bad breath | Constipation | Diarrhea | Flatulence | Headaches | Hemorrhoids | Intestinal parasites | Indigestion | Skin problems | Weight problems

It takes more than one session to internally cleanse your system.  After all, you have had the same colon since birth and it has taken years to get your body in the state it is in now.  Most people benefit from a series of five sessions.  After your first session, the colon hydrotherapist will discuss and assist you with your personal internal cleansing program.

Here at Wellness of Life, we treat and manage disorders using nutritional and traditional methods. Each day, our wellness team works hard to correct constipation and gastrointestinal conditions without resorting to surgery.

Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. With constipation stools are usually hard, dry, small in size, and difficult to eliminate. Some people who are constipated find it painful to have a bowel movement and often a straining experience, bloating, and the sensation of a full bowel.

To understand constipation, it helps to know how the colon, or large intestine, works. As food moves through the colon, the colon absorbs water from the food while it forms waste products, or stool. Muscle contractions in the colon then push the stool toward the rectum. By the time stool reaches the rectum it is solid, because most of the water has been absorbed. When the stool is hard, infrequent, and requires significant effort to pass, you have constipation. The passage of large, wide stools may tear the mucosal membrane of the anus, especially in children. This can cause bleeding and the possibility of an anal fissure.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. IBS causes a great deal of discomfort and distress, but it does not permanently harm the intestines and does not lead to a serious disease, such as cancer. Most people can control their symptoms with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications. For some people, however, IBS can be disabling. They may be unable to work, attend social events, or even travel short distances. As many as 20 percent of the adult population, or one in five Americans, have symptoms of IBS, making it one of the most common disorders diagnosed by doctors. It occurs more often in women than in men, and it begins before the age of 35 in about 50 percent of people.

Abdominal pain, bloating, and discomfort are the main symptoms of IBS. However, symptoms can vary from person to person. Some people have constipation, which means hard, difficult-to-pass, or infrequent bowel movements. Often these people report straining and cramping when trying to have a bowel movement but cannot eliminate any stool, or they are able to eliminate only a small amount. If they are able to have a bowel movement, there may be mucus in it, which is a fluid that moistens and protect passages in the digestive system. Some people with IBS experience diarrhea, which is frequent, loose, watery, stools. People with diarrhea frequently feel an urgent and uncontrollable need to have a bowel movement. Other people with IBS alternate between constipation and diarrhea. Sometimes people find that their symptoms subside for a few months and then return, while others report a constant worsening of symptoms over time.

Researchers have yet to discover any specific cause for IBS. One theory is that people who suffer from IBS have a colon, or large intestine, that is particularly sensitive and reactive to certain foods and stress. The immune system, which fights infection, may also be involved. These and many other health problems are readily addressed here at the Wellness of Life.