What is Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Colonic hydrotherapy is a very simple way of giving your colon, or large intestine, an internal bath. It rehydrates the colon and encourages the release of accumulated waste, toxins and excess gas while at the same time exercising and toning colon muscles.

During the therapy a lubricated disposable speculum, which is 20mm in diameter, is gently introduced approximately 6cm into the rectum. The speculum has two tubes attached one introducing warm, temperature controlled filtered water while the other gently releases waste through the pressure of gravity. Simultaneously water is introduced into the colon and waste is released.

A colonic is generally painless, although some slight cramping can occur. There are no smells or mess as I use a closed system. After the therapy more waste is expelled in the bathroom to complete the release. You will evacuate a volume of old and new waste equivalent to several bowel movements.

The appointment lasts approximately 75 minutes with the colonic lasting around 45 minutes and a digestive consultation will be done before and afterwards.

There are some contra-indications so I ensure that these are discussed prior to making an appointment.

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Did you know? Colonic Hydrotherapy can be traced back to 1500 BC when the ancient Egyptians performed colonics in a river with a hollow reed. in more recent times naturopaths Hippocrates and Galen promoted it’s use and today colonic hydrotherapy is practiced in many hospitals throughout the world. The world renowned practitioner, Milo Siewert, Doctor of Medicine and Chiropractic, introduced colonics to the UK in the 1980s. He served on the board of the General Naturopathic Council and founded the Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH). Milo had been practicing natural medicine for 50 years until he recently passed away at the end of 2012. I was lucky enough to have been trained by him and his years of expertise have been invaluable for me. Book an appointment now: Telephone: 01858 469206 or Email