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Toronto Area Colon Hydrotherapy

How often should a person go for colon hydrotherapy?

While each person is different both in their needs and responses, it is generally advisable to begin with a series of 6 to 8 colonics, with sessions 4 to 14 days apart. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, water acts as a solvent to soften and break up encrusted waste; as colonics is a gentle therapy, this process must be repeated in order to allow the water to fully saturate hardened fecal matter, and to permeate areas where accumulation or blockages have occurred. Secondly, restoring the shape and muscle tone of the colon requires that the colon be exercised over a period of time, in much the same way as any other muscle would require a regular workout to keep it strong and toned.

The benefits of colonics can be accelerated and intensified by taking a soluble fibre supplement throughout the course of a series. Soluble fibre adds bulk to fecal waste, causing it to swell and push against the wall of the colon. As mentioned earlier, pressure exerted against the colon wall provokes the colon to contract, propelling waste along the bowel. Many people lack sufficient fibre in their diet, resulting in an inability or inconsistent ability for the colon to form stool of a normal size and shape that can be easily passed. Fibre also acts as a potent cleanser, attracting encrusted waste and absorbing mucus and debris which lacks the substance to form into stool.

Once the initial cleansing has taken place, receiving colonics on a regular basis is helpful to prevent illness and maintain good health. Undergoing a series of colonics during a change in season, particularly in the spring and fall, is especially beneficial, as is having colonics at the onset of symptoms of illness such as:

  • a cold or flu
  • seasonal allergies
  • skin eruptions (acne, eczema)
  • a coated or ridged tongue
  • bloating or discomfort after eating
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • anal itching
  • hemorrhoids
  • persistent flatulence or belching
  • recurring infections (gums, ears, sinuses, yeast), especially if treated with antibiotics
  • hormonal disruption (PMS, menopause, contraceptive use)
  • two special cases:
    • following a barium enema, and
    • prior to embarking on a therapeutic fast or cleansing program
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