Julie Stone, C.H.T., C.C.N.
3039 Jefferson Street, Suite E
Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760) 434.2250
Colon Hydrotherapy is an internal cleansing used in conjunction with an overall detoxification or healing program. It involves the repeated infusion of warm, filtered water into the entire five feet of the colon. Through a series of sessions, it efficiently and gently aids in the natural elimination of impacted waste, environmental and emotional toxins, gas, mucus and intestinal parasites. Colonics are a gift you give your body, mind and soul and a deep healing and letting go at whatever level you are ready. Respect your body's wisdom and ability to restore itself to optimal health and wellness, naturally.

Who needs it?

Nearly everyone can benefit from a cleansing and detox. Due to the standard American diet (S.A.D.) of refined foods, flour, meat, fat, sugar, alcohol, preservatives, the average adult can have an excessive amount of waste, bacteria, mucus and other undesirable debris stagnated in the colon. Those who suffer from digestive disturbances (gas, bloating, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome), skin problems, acne, high stress or tension, depression, mood swings, headaches, decreased metabolism, Candida, parasites, bad breath, insomnia or fatigue often report significant improvement.

It should NOT be considered for clients who have recently had the following procedures, or who suffer from the following conditions unless under the direct supervision of a physician: severe cardiac disease (uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure), aneurysm, severe anemia, G.I. hemorrhage/perforation, severe hemorrhoids, resent colon surgery, renal insufficiency, cirrhosis, diverticulitis, fissures/fistulas, pregnancy, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or frequent seizures. If you have a concern about your health or the appropriateness of colon hydrotherapy, definitely consult with your doctor.

How will I benefit?

Colon hydrotherapy removes accumulated waste, fungus, parasites and toxins from the colon, helps prevent constipation and encourages regular bowel movements, facilitates the absorption of water and nutrients, prevents the growth of bacteria and yeast, and improves overall health and wellness.

The colon, skin and lungs are the primary organs of elimination in the body. Most skin conditions and respiratory problems are related to the colon. If toxins are not being eliminated properly through the colon, they will seek an alternative channel. The kidneys and liver work as a filtration system for the body. They are responsible for keeping the blood clean. When they are overwhelmed, the toxins back up into the blood stream and every organ, gland, system and cell in the body is affected. The body is working hard to get rid of toxins but it cannot keep up because the toxins are being recycled rather than expelled. This is known as autointoxication.

When bacteria and toxin levels are diluted and reduced thru colon hydrotherapy, the vascular and lymphatic systems are able to release additional waste into the colon for release, therefore reducing the toxic load on the entire body. Cleansing allows for a cleaner bloodstream, improved digestion and elimination, greater vitality and better assimilation of vital nutrients.

Over seventy percent of the immune system resides in the bowels. The fastest way to improve the body’s immune system is to clean the colon.

Will it remove the friendly bacteria from my colon?

A healthy colon has a proper balance of good and bad bacteria. A disease germ must have a host and germs thrive in a toxic body. Our GOOD bacteria eats up undigested food matter, produces B vitamins which boost the immune system, reduce stress levels and relieve constipation. Because of our modern lifestyle, most people have more toxin-producing, BAD bacteria present in their gut that is contributing to health concerns. The good bacteria is not able to thrive where too much bad bacteria exists. Colon hydrotherapy cleans out the colon and creates an environment for the good bacteria to thrive. The body will naturally produce good bacteria to replenish but assisting the process with probiotic supplements and foods after your sessions is also recommended.

How does it detox?

Detoxification is an ongoing process that takes place in the liver, kidneys, intestines, lymph and blood, as well as in every cell of the body. The primary route of the elimination of waste is through the liver, where we transform the waste into bile, which contains the vast majority of the body's metabolic waste, deceased blood cells, and toxins that the liver has filtered out from the system. Once formed, bile moves from the liver to the gallbladder and is then secreted into the intestines where it is used to break down fats and lubricate bowel movements before it is eliminated. As waste moves through the colon, up to 99% of bile is recycled in the colon and back into the bloodstream, along with the toxins it contains. Colon hydrotherapy washes away this bile before it has a chance to be reabsorbed in the colon – along with the metabolic waste products it contains. This accelerated removal of bile is the key to how colon hydrotherapy contributes to health and anti-aging. In order to effectively cleanse and detoxify the entire body and restore one's health to optimal levels, cleansing the colon through colon hydrotherapy is a powerful piece of the health puzzle.

Does it hurt?

Most people are pleasantly surprised at how relaxing and comfortable it is to have a colonic. A mild cramping sensation, similar to what you would experience prior to having diarrhea is the most discomfort you will have, if any. Any sensations such as this are signs that the water is doing its job of loosening and softening accumulated waste. The colon is a muscular system and moves waste out of the body by a series of muscular contractions known as peristalsis. For those with a history of constipation, this exercising of the muscle is assisting the colon regain it’s ability to contract for easy, regular movements. In contrast, the regular, long-term use of laxatives can destroy nerve endings and cause a dependency on the irritant to force a contraction and move the bowel.

How will I feel after?

A colonic will stir up toxins that your body needs to eliminate, so occasionally clients will also notice minor symptoms of residual cleansing such as fatigue, nausea, headache, cramps, bloating, etc. If you can rest for a short time after a colonic…great, but most people feel fine and continue on with their day. The majority of clients look forward to find the feeling of being lighter, cleaner and more energetic after their session.

Will I lose weight?

You will loose WASTE and some weight loss is a potential side effect as well. Along with a healthy diet and exercise, ridding the body of excess waste will help your body metabolize and burn fat more efficiently and eliminating the body of toxins instead of allowing them to be reabsorbed by the liver reduces cravings and increases energy. In addition, colon hydrotherapy allows the lymphatic system to function normally and eliminate lymphatic stagnation, which can contribute to fatigue, water retention, cellulite and weight gain (especially around the abdomen, hips and buttocks).

How many sessions will I need?

The number of colonic sessions desired will depend on the individual need or personal objectives of the client. Age, diet, lifestyle, current and past health conditions, medications, family history, exposure to pollutants, elimination habits and emotional state are all contributing factors. Since one session isn’t going to clean out what we has taken our entire life to accumulate, most clients will experience the best results by doing a series of somewhere between three and twelve sessions. During your initial visit, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and your therapist will offer feedback and guidance as to how many sessions will be helpful for you.