What Is A Colonic?
A Colon irrigation is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas and accumulated fecal matter. Unlike an enema, it does not involve the retention of water. There is no discomfort, just a steady flow of water in and out of the colon. At the same time, an abdominal massage is given to stimulate the colon to recover its natural shape, tone and peristaltic wave action.
How is A Colonic Administered? A person receiving a colonic lies on a table, a sterilized disposable speculum is gently inserted in the rectum. Water flows into the colon via a small water tube and out through the evacuation tube carrying with it impacted feces and mucous. As the water flows out of the colon, the practitioner gently massages the abdomen to help the colon release its contents. It is possible to see this expelled waste matter when it passes through a special viewing window in the evacuation tube. The person is well covered and their modesty is given top priority during the procedure. This colonic process takes 30-45 minutes.
How Many Colonics Are Needed? The number of treatments will always vary with the individual and his/her condition. Often the waste is so hard and well lodged in the colon that it may take a series of colonics to sufficiently soften and loosen this accumulated fecal material. Some people may not have startling results for the first few treatments. This is why a series of treatments is necessary and advisable.
Colonic irrigation is most effective when employed in combination with exercise and a proper liv-it of non-mucous producing foods. Fresh fruits, vegetables and certain herbs are suggested to help loosen and dissolve accumulated fecal matter. The suggested series would be two colonics per week for eight (8) weeks. Once the colon is clean, it is advisable to have a colonic every one to two months to maintain the environment.
A Good time to do a series of colonics is at the change of season when those nasty parasites awaken. This is also a great time to fast for a few days as also our liv-it and exercise patterns often change. You should have a colonic before, during and after a “fast” to hasten the removal of toxic waste and it would also be beneficial during the cold and flu season.
What are the Benefits of a Colon Irrigation?
Colonics offer relief of constipation, fatigue, gas, mucous build up, parasites, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands and feet. The body can again assimilate food in the colon and better defend itself against disease.
The colonic will help remove mucoid plaque away from the gut wall with the assistance of certain plants like Moringa & Bio 2. The Moringa & Bio2 helps to condition the plaque so it will break off the walls of the colon. When it breaks off, toxic particles are released and float around. This method of washing out the colon help to move these toxins out before they can be re-absorbed into the blood stream.
Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity are restored and many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle sterile technique. Colonics are a key factor in the restoration of the body's natural balance.
Colonics have helped many people. It is the fastest method to quickly release toxic accumulation.
What a blessing! GET IT OUT, GET IT OUT, GET IT OUT!!!!!!!
Be sure to take your Moringa and or Acai Cleanse
before having a colonic and watch what
comes out of your system.
Contact us at 617-696-5505
The Ra Natural Health & Education Center
2 Carlos St. Dorchester, MA 02124
Frequently asked Questions
What is colonic hydrotherapy?
Also known as a colonic, colon irrigation or high colonic. Colonic hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method for cleansing the colon of waste material by repeated, gentle flushing with water.
The colon, or large intestine, is the end portion of the human digestive tract (the passageway extending from the mouth to the anus). The large colon is approximately 5 feet long and 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Its major functions are to eliminate waste and to conserve water. Also, there are bacteria living in the coon that synthesize valuable nutrients such as vitamin "K" and portions of the vitamin "B" complex.
What is the purpose of having a colonic?
Waste material, especially that which has remained in the colon for sometime, (impacted feces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucous, parasites, worms, etc.), poses several problems. First this material is quite toxic (poisonous). These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream making us feel ill, tired or weak. Impacted materials impair the colon's ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria - produced vitamins. A build up of material on the colon wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements, constipation, and the result of these disorders.
What conditions can be treated?
Many conditions benefit from colonic irrigation, including:
Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Atonic (sluggish) colon, Bloating, Candida, Colitis in remission, Constipation, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis, Flatulence, Leaky Gut, Hemorrhoids, Headaches, IBS, Indigestion, Multiple sclerosis, Parasitic infections, Backaches, Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Fatigue, Bad breath and a whole lot more.
The colon isn't the only organ of elimination, but what makes the colon so important is when we ensure that the colon is cleansed and healed, the well being of the whole body is greatly enhanced. Colon hydrotherapy;ay has been found to be the most effective process available to accomplish this work quickly and easily.
What makes a Colonics so special?
In a 45 minute session the filtered water is used to gently flush the colon. Through appropriate use of massage, pressure points, etc., the colon therapist is able to work loose and eliminate far more toxic waste than any other short-term technique.
What will Colonics do to the colon?
Specifically, a Colonic is used to accomplish the following:
Cleanse the Colon.
It exercises the colon muscles
It reshapes the colon
It stimulates Reflex points
It sounds like a colonic may be good for me, but will it be painful?
It rarely is. Usually, painful experiences are the result of resistance and tension. A professional colon therapist is skilled at putting you at ease and minimizing discomfort. Most people actually enjoy the colonic and are especially pleased with the unaccustomed sensation of feeling lighter, clean and clear afterwards.
Is it embarrassing to have a Colonic?
No, you will fully maintain your personal dignity. You will be in a private room with only your therapist, who fully appreciates the sensitivity of the colonic procedure and will help you feel at ease. Your emotions will be acknowledged and honored. After the gentle insertion of the speculum into the rectum, you are completely covered.
Is there anything I need to do to get ready for a Colon?
Since your abdomen will be massaged it is a good idea to eat or drink lightly in the 2 hours immediately preceding a colonic.
What can I expect afterwards?
Most likely, you'll feel great. Probably you'll feel lighter and enjoy a sense of well being. Not infrequently, someone having their first colonic will remark that it was one of the most wonderful experiences of their life. As soon as the colonic is finished you can carry on with daily routine. For some, the colonic may trigger several subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours, but there won't be uncontrollable urgency or discomfort. It's also possible you may feel light-headed or chilled for a few moments following a colonic.
Are Colonics dangerous in any way?
Being an essentially natural process, there is virtually no danger with a colonic. Our intent is to provide a safe and healthy service so that you do not have to worry. Disposable colonic packaged speculums and tubing are our choose to avoid any infection. Each person get their own disposable sterilized packages.
Will a colonic make me constipated or give me diarrhea?
The most frequent post colonic experience is to have a slight delay in bowel movements and then a resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic. However this is not due to the colonic, but rather to the weakness of the colon, and should be interpreted as an indication that the colon requires strengthening and healing. Very infrequently diarrhea or loose bowels may be experienced. This could be due to the extra water introduced into the colon or to the stirring up of toxic waste.. If this should occur, it is usually of very short duration. However, since severe diarrhea dehydrates the body, it must be carefully monitored.
Suppose I have been suffering from constipation for a long time, will colonics help?
We want to state that constipation can be successfully treated with natural, harmless techniques, including the use of colonics. Constipation is one of what may be termed "civilized mans diseases". there are three factors involved in having a well functioning colon: diet, exercise and attitude. All three must be in balance for the colon to function well. Often, however, because the colon has been sluggish for so long, it has become severely weakened due to being constantly bathed in toxic waste, stretched from holding excessive amount of stool, and frequently constricted by chronic tension in the colon. The process of colonic hydrotherapy is excellent for cleansing and healing the colon sufficiently so that changes in diet, exercise, and attitude are then able to produce their effects. Many people find the relief provided by colonics stimulates the motivation and enthusiasm to institute positive changes in their lifestyle.
Some people say that colonics wash out intestinal flora and valuable nutrients. Is this so?
The truth is that the washing out of putrefied material in the large intestine, increases the good intestinal flora. Good bacteria can only breed in a clean environment, which has been washed free of putrefaction and its accompanying harmful bacteria. This is why the intestines of a newborn baby immediately begin to grow good intestinal flora. Each time you clean out the putrefying rubbish and make a better environment for the good flora, they start to multiply immediately in their natural media. It also stands to reason that valuable nutrients can better be absorbed in a clean environment than in a putrefied one.
How long does a colonic take?
90% of all colonics take about 30 - 45 minutes. It could also be shorter or longer than that, based upon the judgement of the therapist. There will also be about 15 minutes required before the colonic for changing. The first time client requires 1 1/2 hours, 45 minutes for consultation and 45 minutes for colonic.
Is there a special kind of water used for colonic hydrotherapy?
We use highly filtered water, which passes through separate filters before being heated to the correct temperature. This kind of water is capable of absorbing and flushing more toxins out of the colon because of its drawing effect on solid particles, chemicals and other matter. Tap water is not used because it already has numerous chemicals and inorganic substances present.
Will it be all right to eat after having a colonic?
We suggest that you eat at your normal mealtime, and consume a moderate amount of whatever seems gentle and nourishing to you. Just as it doesn't make sense to have your car cleaned and then immediately drive it through mud. Eating a meal known to cause trouble in your abdomen directly after a colonic isn't an intelligent choose. Salads, vegetables, soups or broths, fruit or juices are the best choice.
Will one colonic completely empty the colon?
Almost never. Many of us have a considerable amount of impacted feces in our colon. These are hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material. Substantial work must be done to remove it. There is a subtle learning process involved in receiving colonics. As you become more aware of what is going on in your abdomen, and as your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience, you are better able to enter into that process, and therefore more material is released. One colonic will remove some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. How many you may you may wish to have will depend upon your personal objectives.
How will I know when the colon is empty?
It will probably never be completely empty, as it's an organ in continuous use. As more of the old impacted material is released you will actually feel the water enter higher regions of the colon without any sense of obstruction. The objective should not be an empty colon, but rather a well functioning colon.
Will a colonic clear up my skin?
Your skin actually "breathes" and is an important organ of elimination of waste material. Sometimes, if the colon, liver or kidneys are functioning poorly, the skin will be required to make up the difference. Surface eruptions on the skin of various sorts may occur due to toxins being released. Cleansing and healing the colon diminishes the burden placed upon the skin as well as the other organs of elimination: lungs, liver and kidneys. As elimination is accomplished through its proper channels, the skin will very often clear up.
How expensive is a colonic?
At The Ra we charge $100.00 for the initial consultation and treatment. The follow up treatment is $75.00 or a package of 3 treatments $199 or 4 treatments are $250.00 after the initial consultation. Although cost is obviously relevant, far more important is your health. At the Ra we can help you on the road to vital health.
Full Price List
Initial consultation and treatment
An intensive course of 3 treatments taken over 2 - 3 weeks to kick start a detox cleansing regime.
The Seasonal Cleanse
6 treatments to fully cleanse your colon. 6 weeks $395
The Four Seasons
12 treatments to fully cleanse your colon and maintain your health throughout the year. 3 treatments every quarter at the change of season.
Treatment package must be paid for on initial consultation to qualify for discount.
All colonic appointments require a $25 deposit to secure your booking. If you need to reschedule your appointment we require 24 hours notice. If you fail to give 24 hours notice your deposit will be lost as we are unable to fill the booking at this short notice. All deposits are non-refundable unless deemed unsuitable for treatment after consultation. All packages are non-refundable.
Benefits of Colonic
Colonic irrigation can help with symptoms such as:
Acne, psoriasis and other skin problems, Asthma, allergies, persistent runny nose and colds, Anxiety, depression and irritability, Arthritis, Bladder Infections, Bloated stomach and wind, Candida, Cellulite, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Constipation, Fluid retention, Food allergies, Halitosis (bad breath), Headaches and sinus problems, Hemorrhoids, Indigestion, Insomnia, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Lethargy, Menstrual problems, pre-menstrual syndrome, Poor memory, Weakened immune system, Weight problems and a whole lot more.
Clients have noticed different health improvements such as:
Lifting of spirits
Improved weight control
Improved skin condition
Balancing of mood swings
Improved sex drive
Decrease in heartburn and indigestion
Regular and improved bowel movements
Contraindications of Colonic
A contraindication is when a colonic irrigation should NOT be considered
(The part of an internal organ that pushes through an opening in the organ's wall.)
after recent abdominal surgery since the administering of this procedure initiates peristalsis and the use of the abdominal muscles may aggravate sutures and the healing of the incision. A minimum of 12 weeks should pass after surgery, and must be prescribed by physician. ABNORMAL DISTENSION/MASSES
(Distension - Bloating or swelling of the abdomen.)
ACUTE LIVER FAILURE
( A disorder that is sudden and severe but lasts only a short time.)
(Not enough red blood, red blood cells, or hemoglobin in the body.)
(A bulging out of part of the wall of a blood vessel.)
if a client/user has had cardiac surgery or has been diagnosed with a heart condition such as uncontrolled hypertension of congestive heart failure, or other heart conditions.
(An abnormal passage between two organs or between an organ and the outside of the body.) (Caused when damaged tissues come into contact with each other and join together while healing.)
when a client/user has a flow of bright red from the rectum/anus
(A surgical procedure to remove hemorrhoids.) A Doctor's Release should be obtained a minimum of 12 weeks after removal of hemorrhoids.
colonic irrigation/enemas are contraindicated during the first and the last trimester of pregnancy. May be prescribed by OB/GYN Physician as an enema just prior to childbirth.
after recent rectal surgery. Must be prescribed after a minimum of 12 weeks.)
(Insufficient excretion of wastes by the kidneys)