dr. rhodo nguyen: colon hydrotherapy faqs

1. what is colon hydrotherapy?
colon therapy, colonics, or colon irrigation are all terms that refer to colon hydrotherapy. it is a method of gentle cleansing of the large colon without the use of drugs or chemicals of any kind. the introduction of warm, filtered, temperature regulated water into the colon results in evacuation of accumulated fecal matter and toxins through natural peristalsis. this cleansing allows other organs of elimination (lungs, skin, liver, kidneys) to work more efficiently and effectively.

2. why do i need a colon hydrotherapy treatment?
think of your colon as the wastebasket of your body. years and years of ingesting the standard american diet results in buildup of poison and toxic by-products that affect the function of your colon. elimination becomes incomplete and hardened waste remains in the intestines. colon hydrotherapy removes those toxins so that your body can begin to function better.
benefits include but are not limited to:
* better elimination
* provides a good environment for friendly bacteria and micro flora digestion
* relief from headaches, fatigue, bad breath, allergies, and abdominal discomfort
* restores ph balance to the body
* stimulates the immune system
* clear skin
* promotes sinus drainage

3. what should i expect during a colon hydrotherapy session?
the first visit will be an hour and a half long and includes a brief history, information about a detoxification diet, and your colonic treatment. you will be lying comfortably on your back in a patient gown on the treatment table as the doctor administers the colonic. your only job is to relax and breathe as best as you can. there will be a series of gentle and slow filling of water into your colon and subsequent releases of waste out into the drainage system. you will always be able to communicate how you are feeling during the treatment. your treatment will last for about 45 minutes.

4. how many sessions will i need?
although the number of treatments varies with the individual and the condition, you will generally start off with a series of three sessions to ensure a good thorough cleansing of your entire large colon. for overall wellness, one session per month is recommended or a series of three sessions per change of season.

5. do i need to do anything special to prepare myself for the colon hydrotherapy treatment?
the best thing you can do is stay hydrated before coming into your first colonic. this will help in loosening your stools to facilitate a good release. the general rule of thumb on water intake is to drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water.

6. how will i feel after a colon hydrotherapy session?
it is very common to feel “lighter” or more energetic after a colon hydrotherapy treatment. sometimes, though not often, you can have a slightly “toxic” feeling after your first treatment. this is most likely due to toxins that get stirred up and reabsorbed into the bloodstream. be sure to drink plenty of water should this happen. you will be eat and go to work with no problem after a colonic.

7. is the colon hydrotherapy procedure sanitary?
there is a disposable, single use speculum and tubing package that is used for each patient. the water that is entering your colon is highly filtered. the colonic machine comes equipped with a three stage patented water filtration system for particle removal, chlorine reduction, and bacteria and virus reduction. cleanup of the machine is simple and easy. the disposable speculums and tubing are simply removed and discarded after each treatment. the instrument is self-cleaning and can be ready for the next patient in as little as ten minutes.

8. will i be able to continue my colonic session during menses?
yes. your flow has no effect on the success of the treatment. in fact, during your menstrual cycle, your body is cleansing so a colonic would be a good treatment to have during that time. we just suggest that you wear a tampon during the treatment.

9. what type of machine do you use? is it a “closed system” or “open system” device?at tranquil space, we use the toxygen model bsc uv – a state of the art colon hydrotherapy device that is manufactured within strict fda guidelines. the device is a “closed system” which affords a comfortable procedure while maintaining the dignity of the patient. there is no open evacuation and no offensive odors.

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