1. What is the difference between a colonic, colon hydrotherapy, and colonic irrigation?
All of these terms describe the cleansing of the colon. We use the terms interchangeably but most often say “colonics.” To learn more, please read on!
2. How often should I have a colonic?
Everyone has different needs. People report having a series of 4 – 6 colonics to appreciate what colonics can do for your body.
3. Do I need to fast before a colonic?
If you are familiar with fasting you may know it is a could be a thing to do in conjunction with colonics. Please check with your doctor to see if fasting is a good option for you.
4. Is colon hydrotherapy painful?
Many people report that the sessions are easier and more relaxing than they thought they might be. Following a dietary guideline 36-48 hours prior to your colonic is a good way to avoid potential discomfort.
5. How long does a colonic take?
The first session is 75 minutes. This includes an initial meeting with the me so that I can look over your intake form to make sure you don’t have any contraindications. If you don’t have any contraindications, then we go ahead and do the colonic which is about 30 to 45 minutes maximum per manufacturer recommendations.
6. What can I expect afterwards?
Clients generally report a feeling of lightness and sometimes even increased mental clarity.
7. After a colonic, will I need to be close to the toilet all day?
Usually clients release everything druing the treatment and there is enough time finish on the toilet before you leave your session. There can be exceptions to this, of course, but most clients report that they can continue their day without urgency to eliminate.
8. Can I have a colonic if I am having a period?
Yes! We are prepared to accommodate menustrating women.
9. Can I have a colonic if I am pregnant?
Creative Lifeflow does not work with clients who are pregnant.
10. How soon after the childbirth can I have a colonic? Can I have one while I am nursing?
Please speak with your doctor about this.
11. What can I eat and not eat? Should I fast before a colonic?
Please visit our Colonic Prep page.
12. Will I lose weight?
Many people who have had colonics report having lost weight during a series of colonics.
14. Are there any contraindications to having a colonic?
Yes, the contra indications include: Severe cardiac disease (uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure), aneurism, severe anemia, GI hemorrhage, severe hemorrhoids, severe diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, cirrhosis, intestinal fissures/fistulas, advanced pregnancy, abdominal hernia, recent colon surgery and renal insufficiency.
15. Are colonics covered by my medical insurance?
Unfortunately, colonics are not covered by medical insurance. Some flex-spending healthcare plans do cover colon hydrotherapy. Check with your provider.
16. Do you recommend supplements after a colonic session?
I may give suggestions, however, it is important to speak with your doctor on which products would be best for your own digestive/intestinal health.
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