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Prep and FAQ’s

Colonic Preparation:

Some of my clients report that if they prep for their colonic they have better results.  You may choose to prep for your colonic.  The better you prep, the better the colonic..don’t panic if you can’t do it all.

Key things to prep:

Many people who have colonics find that the following prep is helpful: 2 days prior to your appt eat less meat and dairy and eat more fruits and vegetables.  Also, do you best to drink at least 3-4 liters of water within those 2 days and the day of.

The night before your colonic appt, you may choose to take a natural laxative.   There are many natural laxatives at your local health food store to choose from.  People report that a cup of warm prune juice also works well.  I personally take Cleansemore by Renew Life before I have colonics.  It doesn’t have the harsh stimulants like Senna or Cascara Sagrada in it and so this is why I choose it.  Also, please make sure you if you decide to take Cleansemore that you talk to your doctor first and read the contraindications as well.  If you have any contraindications, please call me so we can talk about your prep.

People report that if they don’t eat or drink anything 2 hours before their appt, they get better results.

Colonic Frequently Asked Questions:

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?

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 can be good thing to do in conjunction with colonics.

4. Is colon hydrotherapy painful?

Many people report that the sessions are easier and more relaxing than they thought they might be, in addition, they report that when following a dietary guideline 36-48 hours prior to their colonic is a good way to avoid potential discomfort.

5. How long does a colonic take?

The can take up to 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?

Please speak with your doctor about this.

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.

13. Is colon hydrotherapy dangerous in any way?

Many people report that colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective way of cleansing the large intestine.  We use pre-packaged disposable speculums and tubing. Our FDA-registered Specialty Health HydroSan closed-system instruments are sanitized between each session with an anti-bacterial glutaraldehyde solution. Cleanliness and sanitation are my top priorities for my clients.

14. Are there any contraindications to having a colonic?

Yes, the contraindications 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?

It is important to speak with your doctor on which products would be best for your own digestive/intestinal health.

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  • Colonic Hydrotherapy & Life Center Nancy Gurney

    280 Collingwood St
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    Phone: 734.674.0922



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