Dont get it done at Natural Colon in Derby. Quite unreliable, somewhat rude (head therapist Andrea) and generally hard to organise without a cancellation. They are supposed to be running a business but I felt like I was dealing with a purchase from a car boot sale. I was put off before I had even arrived at my first appointment and so losing my trust in their service, I cancelled altogether and requested a refund as I did not feel they were people I would trust my health with.
I have been suffering from IBS since I stopped taking oral contraceptive pill years ago. To cut the long story short, I was later diagnosed with Endometriosis and I strongly believe IBS was linked to Endo.
I had an operation to remove Endo around 2 years ago and I have been suffering from chronic constipation since then. I tried so many things to give me some relief. Some helped, some didn't. I finally decided to give colonic hydrotherapy a go.
When you read about colonic hydrotherapy on the internet, it sounds all rosy. People say they felt great afterwards, energised, lighter, better skin, no bloating, constipation gone etc...
Well, I had my treatment yesterday. I cannot believe I paid money basically to have diarrhea on a treatment desk. They pump water in you and once you fee full, you are asked to push it out vigourously with loosened stools. Loads of stomach cramps, nausea during the process. Very embarassing as you release gas too. I had to kindly ask the therapist to leave the room. She said most people do that during the treatment. After the treatment, later on, in the eveing I started to have more cramps and some diarrhea. My belly is so tender and belly muscles hurt. I had to take painkilers to go to sleep.
It is the next day today. Still stomach cramps, no diarrhea. I have suffered terrible indigestion and stomach pain after lunch. Felt like I should have a day off. Wanted to vomit, but wasn't able to. I am upset with my therapist as she hasn't mentioned these side effects. I hope I haven't contracted an infection and things will get back to normal soon.
Colonic Irrigation is not the ultimate relief and it may not suit everybody. I would not recommend it. I will post another review in a few days time if my condition improves and I notice any benefits.
My best friend just had this done on the recommendation of a friend. She was very, very sick for 2 days afterwards (having been told she 'might feel a bit nauseous') and she says she will never, ever again have a colonic irrigation.
I was very apprehensive going for my first colonic but had read a lot about the proceedure and decided to give it a go. I had a brilliant therapist at Number One Colonics who put me at ease and explained everything as we went along. i found the proceedure much more comfortable and dignified than I had expected and the way I felt afterwards was just amazing. I also lost 3lbs - a bonus! I have booked to go back again and would recommend it to anyone who has never tried it.
If you stay in the West of Scotland then I would definately recommend this practice as Sally is brilliant and a Registered Nurse so I felt in very safe hands.
I hope this is useful for anyone thinking about trying this as you will feel lighter and brighter afterwards, just as I was promsed. I have recommended it to many friends.
Having had some medication that did not agree with me I decided to detox with a colonic to finally get rid of the toxins that were in my colon. The actual colonic was fine, I chose a female therapist to save embarrassement. Before the treatment she explained everything, what instruments she was going to use and what would happen. I had to empty my bladder first as the colonic can press against your bladder. The tube was them inserted and I was so tense, feeling completely embarased. The therapist then started to pump the water in, holding it inside until I felt the irge to go. I then said OK to the therapist and she released all of the water. The therapist had a mirror rigged up so that I could see part of tube. At first I was quite appauled by the idea but once you get going you & your therapost get excited about the contents! A couple of times the therapist used water with a herbal mixture in which aids in cleansing the colon. You may experience bad stomach cramps during the colonic, this is when old toxic material is stirred up and this goes completely when the waste is out. When the colnic was over, about an hour after starting, the therpaist talked about my diet and made some recommendations. After the colonic I had a severe headache, the next day I felt really dizzy and weak. After carrying out some research I found that after the colonic it is not uncommon to experience flu like symptoms which is caused by the toxic materials being released from your blood. So all in all I am sure that a colonic is beneficial, but the after effects were quiet scary. If money is no objective and you do not have to goto work the next day then go for it!
Colonic irrigation is a supplementary health practice which cleans the colon by flushing it with warm purified water. And unfortunately, when it comes to the colon, there's only one way in. Bend over, take deep breaths and think of something more pleasant. Colonic irigation claims to undo the damage caused by the processed western diet and also give relief from many health problems which have their origin in the gut/colon/bowel. Years of unhealthy eating result in our intestines getting clogged up with all manner of residues from sticky, starchy, overprocessed foods. These then harbour bacteria which can give rise to all manner of problems, such as bloating, parasites, fungal infections, digestive problems, IBS and more. Having suffered from candida for years and tried everything I knew of to no avail, I read up on colonics and decided to give them a go, as much of the literature I'd read said that candida often lived in the gut, colon and bowel. I was nervous. Call me unadventurous, but I'd never had a great big pipe up my backside before and didn't fancy it either, but as I said earlier, it's the only road going that way. Confident I'd found a well-trained respectable practitioner (who incidentally showed me photos of the stuff she'd extracted from other people's colons over the years - nice), I lay on my side on her table and crossed my fingers while she inserted the tube and then proceeded to pass 8 gallons of warm water through my inner tubes. The tube is a two-way thing - it's actually two tubes attached to one nozzle. One tube flushes water in and the other carries it (and the contents of your innards) away into a hidden receptacle. There is a little viewing window in the 'out' tube which the practitioner can look through to see the state of your 'waste products'. (You can't see it, fortunately, as you're facing the other way). Does
it hurt? Well actually, no not at all, and the sensation of the water flowing through your system is really quite nice. The sensation of it all pouring out again, though, is very alien - like having a twenty minute constant bowel movement over which you have no control. The practitioner also gives you a vile herbal concoction to drink for several days before your session to make things 'looser', so believe me, it comes out at a rate of knots. After a session of this you feel very light, very clean and on a bit of a mental high for the rest of the day. All in all I had five sessions at one a week, at thirty five quid a time. Did it work? Sadly for me, no. My candida continued to trouble me just as much as before and still does to this day. Six months later, I began to suffer from occasional IBS too, which I had never done before. I really don't know if having the colonics was a cause of this or not. But this is just my own experience. Many people swear by colonics (Princess Di amongst them, I believe) and say they have been helped with all kinds of ailments. Do I recommend it, then? Well, if you've exhausted all other avenues and have the money, then I don't think (although I can't be sure, what with the IBS) that it can do any harm, and it might be the quality-of-life-saver you've been looking for. On the plus side, because you're getting rid of loads of heavy gunk you do lose weight - just a couple of pounds for me but I've read of people losing 10lbs to a stone. (BUT I DO NOT ENDORSE COLONICS AS MERELY AN AID TO WEIGHT LOSS.) If you do decide to go ahead, then I would say just make sure you're with a qualified practitioner who is registered with the society of medical herbalists or similar registered body. Make sure they are experienced and gentle, too. Otherwise you could be in for a very nasty shock. Pass me a stool, please, vicar!
You may think you are in reasonable health, simply because you can get upstairs without wheezing and you aren't in any pain. But have you any idea how good you could feel? Colonic irrigation has so many benefits I don't know where to start. Unless you've avoided red meat, dairy, and wheat for your whole life, then your intestines are full of rotten filth which is going nowhere and poisoning your blood and body a bit more every day. Furthermore this in turn means that you digest only a fraction of what you eat, meaning you need to eat more, which builds up the problem. You could be literally pouring £££s worth of food down the loo. And that's not all. The build up of waste and gas in the intestines can make them mis-shapen and push them about, make them press on your diaphagm, which in turn then impedes your other organs. Some health practitioners estimate that as much as 90% of diseases have their origins in the digestive system and the rubbish we eat. Colonic irrigation is a simple, easy, painless way to put an end to all the above, at least for a while. But if you're like 95% of the population, you won't even consider it because you're too embarrassed to have a tube put up your bottom. What can I say without being rude? Get over it, perhaps. Everyone has a bottom. The colonic practitioner will have seen hundreds, if not thousands already, and will be experienced at putting you at ease. You can become drastically healthier in no time and actually feel a big buzz of energy in your abdomen after eating. It's excellent. Do it, I did.
There are only 70 qualified practitioners in the UK, yet we are the most constipated nation in the world! Colonic irrigation washes out your colon by a practitioner passing water through a tube inserted in your bottom. waste matter is drained out and directed straight into a disposal tube. There is no mess, and no smell! You do have to bare your bottonm, and lie with a tube up it for about 40 minutes, though, which most people might understandably find embarrassing. The sensation isn't unpleasant, just unusual. You may feel at times as if you "want to go", as waste moves down your colon and out. It can help a huge number of complaints. IBS sufferers wil almost certainly benefit, and it is a sure-fire way to relieve constipation. A course of treatments may be neded, and these aren't cheap, but it is well worth it. Another thing the colon does in your body is clean your system. Therefore an irrigation can help with detoxing, and make your skin an awful lot clearer.