1. How does Colon Hydrotherapy promote good health?
A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. For those who have normal bowel movement, there is still waste in the colon which is not completely discharged. Especially for people who suffer from irregular bowel movement or constipation, Colon Hydrotherapy helps the removal of waste, stops the accumulation of toxin and encourages the large intestine to carry out its natural peristaltic action, thus promoting a clean and healthy body.
2. Where does toxin go in our bodies?
Toxic waste travels and stays in all parts of our bodies. Besides those being eliminated through the liver, colon, lungs, kidneys and pores, toxins are retained in the joints, arteries, muscles, fat cells and other organs
3. Why do we need Colon Hydrotherapy if there are other eliminative organs to do the job?
The colon is a major organ supplementing other eliminative organs and the lymphatic system and has the strongest defense against harmful bacteria. A clean colon through Colon Hydrotherapy ensures the early removal of toxins and wastes from the body before they are reabsorbed into the blood stream.
4. What is the difference between the enema procedure performed in hospital and Colon Hydrotherapy?
An enema is a procedure in which a chemical solution is introduced into the rectum to induce cleansing or for therapeutic purposes e.g. before surgery or radiological procedure. Colon Hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation is a safe, gentle, effective method of using purified water under regulated conditions to remove waste from the large intestine without the use of drugs.
5. How come my doctor never told me about Colon Hydrotherapy?
Doctors are generally trained to treat specific illnesses by chemical based medication. Colon Hydrotherapy belongs to the natural methods category and is only performed by specialist
6. I was told Colon Hydrotherapy could heal skin problems, allergies, etc. Is it true?
There are reports from clients that the above symptoms have improved after a few sessions at Hydrohealth (see Testimonials). Colon Hydrotherapy helps your intestines discharge waste more efficiently and keep your inner body healthily balanced. With a clean system, your body is in a better shape to utilise its immune system to deal with health problems such as skin allergies, acne and asthma.
7. What will happen to other good bacteria in the colon? Will I lose bacteria balance after the treatment?
Medical research shows that one-third of the one hundred and sixty different bacteria found in the bowel are harmful to the body. They carry high toxic products that generate disease and should be removed frequently. Some may worry that friendly bacteria may be drained during the Colon Hydrotherapy session. In order to replenish these bacteria, bifidus (healthy bacteria that usually populates the colon) will be given orally or through rectal infusion at the end of the session.
8. What are your sanitation standards?
Hydrohealth utilises the latest equipment imported from the US and manufactured to comply with strict FDA standards. The FDA-registered equipment features temperature controlled water mixing valves and back flow prevention valves, pressure and temperature sensors, a built-in chemical sanitizing unit and water purification unit. Disposable single-use rectal tubes are used for every client at every session.
9. Will I catch disease from the water?
Hydrohealth uses water that has been purified twice and is of hospital grade quality. Although the colonic irrigation equipment has a built-in water sanitizing unit, Hydrohealth further purifies its water supply through a U.S. manufactured Reverse Osmosis water treatment plant producing kidney dialysis grade water of the purest quality; meeting USP23 and AAMI standards. This process of purifying the water twice is the latest technique from the US in colonic irrigation. Hydrohealth’s water is also sampled and certified by the U.S. manufacturer and The Hong Kong Standards and Testing centre to ensure strict compliance to U.S. medical standards. Hydrohealth is the first Colon Hydrotherapy centre in Hong Kong and in Thailand, and one of the few in the world, to use Reverse Osmosis water purification.
10. 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.
11. Will one colonic completely empty the colon?
Almost never. Firstly, many of us have a considerable amount of impacted faeces in our colon. This is hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material. Substantial work must be done to remove it. Secondly, 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 wish to have will depend upon your personal objectives.
12. Will it be okay to eat after having a colonic?
We suggest that you eat at your normal meal time, and consume a moderate amount of whatever seems gentle and nourishing to you. Just as it doesn’t make sense to have you 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 choice. Salads, vegetable soups or broths, fruit, or juices are the best choice.
13. How long does a colonic take?
Probably 90% of all colonics take about 45 minutes. It could also be shorter or longer than that, based upon the judgement of the therapist and sometimes, the wishes of the client. There will also be about 15 minutes required before the colonic for the therapist to go over your medical history, another 15 minutes should be allowed for changing. On a first colonic you should expect to spend an hour and a half at the clinic.
14. What effect does colon hydrotherapy have on our immune systems?
The removal of stagnant waste material and hardened, impacted toxic residue could rejuvenate the immune tissue that resides in the intestines. Recent European studies speculate that 80% of immune tissue resides in the intestines. This is much higher than previously thought and makes it logical to believe that this type of therapy could influence such immune deficiency diseases as M.E., cancer and A.I.D.S.. Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure-all, but an important adjunctive therapy in the overall health care of the client.
15. 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 new born 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. However, At the end of every session at hydrohealth, Bifidus (friendly bacteria) or Acidophilus will be given orally to maintain the balance of healthy elements in your body.
16. 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 man’s 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 stools, 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.
17. 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 diarrhoea 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 diarrhoea dehydrates the body, it must be carefully monitored.
18. Is colonic habit forming?
The colonic is a tool intended to be used to create a clean and healthy colon. A colon therapist who is dedicated to your health, will encourage you to set a goal of having a well-functioning colon. Our fulfilment comes from assisting you in healing your colon, not in making you dependent upon colonics. Actually, one of its features is that a colonic can be used to tonify the colon muscle so that the colon doesn’t perform so sluggishly. Many people have sluggish colons. It may take days for bowel movements to return after a good colonic. This is when people think they are becoming “dependent” on colonics. One good colonic is worth 20 or so regular bowel movements, so it may take some time for faecal material to build up in the colon once again if one has a sluggish colon. When the colon is sluggish and bowel movements do not return for a few days after one colonic, it is an indication that extensive colon work is needed to remove the debris that the bowel has built up over the years. This build up of faecal material has decreased the muscular action in the colon. Once a series of colonics is completed , the colon will begin to function like Mother Nature intended. Colonics give you a feeling of being lighter, cleaner and healthier with a sense of well-being. Cleansing and building programs offer preventative measures so that you can be in control of your own health. Dietary changes may be necessary to ensure long lasting and vital health.
19. Are colonics dangerous in any way?
Being an essentially natural process and under the supervision of professional doctors, 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. Cleaning and sterilization of the necessary equipment is done as normal procedure and clean linen is used for each colonic as well.
20. If colonics are so good, why haven't I heard about them before?
In a way, the answer to that is a commentary on our present day lifestyle. Historically, artefacts and records show that people have regularly purified their bodies, including cleansing the colon. Around the turn of the 20th century, the present-day colonic machine was developed, providing a significantly improved method of accomplishing colon cleansing. Up to the late 1920’s many doctors had colonic machines in their offices, and machines were found in hospitals as well. Articles dealing with colon health frequently appeared in prestigious medical and scientific journals until the early 1930’s. At that time modern man began a 50 year love affair with drugs and surgery. These seemed to offer relatively instant relief for body ailments, resulting in purification and prevention techniques becoming less attractive. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in using natural approaches for healing the body, and colonics have rapidly been regaining the respectability they have already earned.
21. 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 any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort. It’s also possible you may feel light-headed or chilled for a few moments following a colonic.
22. 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 honoured. After the gentle insertion of a small tube into the rectum by yourself , you are completely covered. Rubber tubing carries clean water in and waste out in a gravity pressured system. The mess and odour sometimes present during an enema simply does not exist with a colonic.
23. Is a colonic painful?
It rarely is. Usually, painful experiences are the result of resistance and tension. A professional colon therapist is skilled at putting you at your ease and minimizing discomfort. Most people actually enjoy the colonic and are especially pleased with the unaccustomed sensation of feeling lighter, clean and clear afterward. Sometimes during a colonic, the colon muscles will contract suddenly expelling considerable amounts of liquid and waste into the rectum. This may feel like cramping or gas, and may create a feeling of urgency to empty the rectum. Such episodes, if they do occur, are brief and easily tolerated.24.
24. How can I tell if I would personally benefit from a colonic?
Does your colon now exhibit the signs of a well functioning colon? If not, one or more sessions with a knowledgeable colon therapist may bring you great dividends.
26. Are there any additional benefits I might expect from a colonic?
Yes, there are several. Working with a skilled therapist a colonic can be a truly enlightening educational process. You will learn to expand your awareness of your body’s functioning by including signals from your abdomen, your skin, your face and even from that most taboo of natural products, your elimination’s. You will find that you can spot the beginnings of developing conditions through clues from these body regions and functions before they become serious. You can deal with them sooner and more easily than you otherwise might if you waited until they produce effects seen elsewhere in the body. Also, the solar plexus is the emotional centre of the body and the transverse colon passes right through it. If an emotional event is left uncompleted, it often results in physical tension being stored in the solar plexus, which affects all organs of the area, including the colon. This on-going tightening of the colon muscle results in diminished movement of faecal material through the colon, which is experienced as constipation. Not only do colonics alleviate the constipation, they can assist you in creating a fully holistic view of your body’s functioning, leading to a better quality of life.
27. Why not use enemas, suppositories or laxatives instead?
Well, every thing has its proper place, but those things really aren’t substitutes for colonics. Enemas are useful for emptying the rectum (the lowest 8 to 12 inches of the colon). Usually, one or two pints of water are used to do that. Suppositories are intended to accomplish the same task. Laxatives particularly herbal laxatives, are formulated for various purposes, such as: to undo the effects of temporary constipation, to build up the tone of the colon muscle, etc. But the Rolls Royce of colon cleansing without question is colonic hydrotherapy.
28. As the colon isn't the only organ of elimination, what makes the colonic so important?
While the lungs, skin, kidneys and liver also serve to eliminate toxins, people have experienced throughout history that when they ensure that the colon is cleansed and healed, the well-being of the whole body is greatly enhanced. Colonic hydrotherapy has been found to be the most effective process available to accomplish this work quickly and easily.
29. Is intestinal toxicity a common condition?
Yes it is, but toxicity is not limited to just the colon. Toxic material is found throughout the body, particularly in fat tissue, joints, arteries, muscles, liver, etc. Colonics effectively eliminate large quantities of toxic waste, affecting the condition of the entire body.
30. How can I tell if I have toxic material in my colon?
This condition is prevalent in all civilized societies, and particularly in the U.K. Common signs include: headaches, backaches, constipation, fatigue, bad breath, body odour, irritability, confusion, skin problems, abdominal gas, bloating, diarrhoea, sciatic pain, and so forth. As you can see, intestinal toxicity is part and parcel of many peoples everyday experience.
31. What is our “Physiotherapy”?
Physiotherapy at Hydrohealth is a program to relieve acute or chronic pain from the imbalance muscle and poor body alignment. And to reduce the risks that may cause abnormal posture.
32. What do physiotherapist do?
We will provide you “Physical Assessment” or “Physical Analysis” as well as explain to you the examination results and treatment plans. Our main treatment is “Therapeutic Massage” which includes massage with Manual physiotherapy and other modalities such as Ultrasound and Electrotherapy. Self-care programs at home will also be recommended.
33. Is the physiotherapy at Hydrohealth different from hospital?
Yes, The designed program focus not only on relieving pain but also restoring muscle balance to prevent further pain from poor posture and poor body alignment. We also provide our services in the premium private room with full luxurious facilities.