To a Better Well Being
Long term colonics maintenance should be as needed by the client. Generally its advised to do a full cleanse or detox program for all your elimination organs twice a year.
A Winter to Spring cleanse is done as needed to get rid of excess toxins and sluggishness left over from winter. A fall / Winter cleanse is done to transition our bodies and diet to fall and winter diet. This is usually done with a soup cleanse. As our foods are different through out the year, so are our cleanses. The intention is different, both are considered cleanses.
While colonics are not to replace regular bowel movements, long term colonic therapy is supported for some life events that occur. Some examples would be
- A stressful event such as trauma, death, loss, moving.
- As needed, weather change, stressful weeks when you see your system become irregular or your eliminations vary from what you typically have (assuming is typically in good health (see pages on colon health and what your poop says about you).
- Some will opt for colon therapy to improve metabolic efficiency, accompanied with a weight loss plan. Some athletes or celebrities have done this when getting ready for an event (sports or otherwise).
- Symptoms of intestinal distress; constipation (some from prescription drugs), carbohydrate indigestion, diarrhea, gas, bloat, hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, parasites, skin conditions such as psoriasis, shingles, and eczema, inability to lose weight, and scar tissue and adhesion from surgery.
- Assistance in pain management such as; abdominal pain, continuous headaches and migraines, back or shoulder pain, aching joints, gout.
- When clients have an immune-compromising issue such as lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, cancer, chronic fatigue, Epstein-Barre, candida, infections, colds or influenza.
- Colon hydrotherapy sessions are used for medical reasons: pre- and post-surgery or barium x-ray, stool samples, and geriatric.
- A number come in during a fast, a cleansing program, a raw food diet, a liver and /or gallbladder flush, or recovering from an accident.
- Some are working on emotional issues which they feel are physiologically rooted in their intestines.
Goals and timelines can be better established with your therapist. During your sessions they will be able to work with you on how your system is working, and better understand your daily habits. This will be helpful in understanding what your baseline of GI health is and what would constitute a variation resulting in sessions needed..