Colon Hydrotherapy Vancouver
The Vancouver clinic of Refresh Natural Health was opened from July 2011 – September 2019 and served thousands of clients looking to optimize their digestive health through colon hydrotherapy and nutritional coaching. Our colon hydrotherapy clinic is now closed, but we are still available to answer many of your questions about this powerful healing therapy. Read below to learn more about our most frequently asked questions.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a gentle, safe and effective way to eliminate waste and toxins from the body while stimulating the immune system and restoring proper organ function. Using a FDA cleared equipment, purified warm water is infused into the colon and released through a disposable tube into the sewage system. The treatment is painless and has many clinical benefits.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a gentle, safe and effective way to eliminate waste and toxins from the body while stimulating the immune system and restoring proper organ function. Using a FDA certified machine, purified warm water is infused into the colon and released through a disposable tube into the sewage system. The treatment is painless and has many clinical benefits. During a colonic the entire five-foot length of the large intestine is cleansed, compared to an enema, which only cleanses 8-12 inches of the sigmoid colon.
Colon Hydrotherapy is useful before and after medical diagnostic procedures such as a barium enema and colonoscopy and also supports drug and alcohol detoxification.
Prior to your session you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire so our hydrotherapists are able to properly assist with your healing goals and ensure there are no contraindications for treatment. We ask that you avoid eating large meals 2 hours prior to your treatment.
The treatment is painless and informative. The hydrotherapist will gently fill and empty your colon with water, carefully controlling the pressure and temperature and ensuring that you are comfortable with the treatment process. After one session of colon hydrotherapy we are able to find out what is going on within your digestive system and how we can help you get back on track with your health.
After your session you will be offered an alkalinizing beverage or tea. We ask that you try to eat lightly after your session and drink a lot of water. Most clients can go back to normal activities after a colon hydrotherapy treatment but you may also choose to rest for the remainder of the day.
There are many conditions that are highly benefited by colon hydrotherapy. Some conditions these include:
*Constipation is one of the top reasons a person comes for colon hydrotherapy. In North America over $200 million is spent yearly on laxatives, which actually hinder the eliminatory function of your body. Continued use can cause severe digestive distress. Health authorities are concluding that constipation may be the number one ailment underlying almost every disease. Intestinal constipation results in cellular constipation. This increases the workload of your kidney, skin, lymph system and all other organs. It is enormously important for your health that you keep all those systems moving. As Dr. J.H. Kellogg said, “We are literally poisoning ourselves into illness when the bowel evacuation is deficient,” as reported in Journal of the American Medical Association, 1917.
Contraindications: If you are worried you may have a contraindication for colon hydrotherapy please contact the clinic at 604.294.3117. The following are common contraindications:
During the 19th century it was thought that toxins could be eliminated from the body by creating a flushing system that worked with gravity. In 1908, Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff received the Nobel Prize for research on immunity. He found that diseases were due to the build up of toxins in the body and that intestinal toxins could shorten a person’s life. He showed that through colon cleansing, the positive bacteria in the colon are balanced and a cure for disease and overall well-being could be attained. Shortly afterwards many doctors, working off Metchnikoff’s findings, followed his research with studies supporting that the colon was the main source of many health problems and that toxins within the colon were connected as the cause of all disease. During the 1920’s colon hydrotherapy reached hospitals and doctor’s offices in the United States.
Colon Hydrotherapy has gone back and forth throughout the last couple centuries, experiencing times of great popularity coupled with times of adverse reaction. Over the last 100 years information relating to the practice of colon hydrotherapy has been undistributed but we are starting to see the studies and knowledge on this preventative therapy become readily available to the public again.
After your session you will be offered an alkalinizing beverage or tea. We ask that try to eat lightly after your session and drink a lot of water. Most clients can go back to normal activities after a colon hydrotherapy treatment but you may also choose to rest for the remainder of the day.