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Colon HydrotherapySanta Ana, CA

Colon hydrotherapy is also known as a colonic, colonic irrigation and colon cleansing. The procedure will often help to detoxify the colon when toxins build up in the gastrointestinal tract and can risk leading to multiple health problems. Keeping the colon clean so it can properly do its job is important to the overall digestive process. Thus, it is the reason why so many health professionals are recommending colon hydrotherapy for some of their patients.

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What is colon hydrotherapy?

The purpose of colon hydrotherapy treatment is to remove any and all fecal matter and mucous stuck in the colon. The process involves us introducing warm water into the colon by rectum, which will stay in the colon for a predetermined amount of time, i.e. 30 to 45 minutes. While the more relaxed someone is the easier the process will be, there is no pain experienced when colon hydrotherapy is performed.

Some minor discomfort may be experienced due to stomach cramping, which is to be expected and therefore completely normal. Colon hydrotherapy can remove the buildup of waste matter in a short amount of time and allow patients to feel energized after. The burst in energy is the result of removing the toxins from the digestive system.

Colon hydrotherapy is not the same as an enema

While colon hydrotherapy and an enema are often thought to be the same thing, they are two different procedures. Colon hydrotherapy only uses water to cleanse the colon. An enema uses water mixed with drugs and has a goal of eliminating solid waste from the body and to relieve constipation. An enema is also necessary before certain procedures like a colonoscopy.

While it is possible to perform an enema at home, a medical professional is necessary when going through colon hydrotherapy. Medically-assisted colon cleansing ensures that the procedure goes according to plan. We highly recommend seeking our professional guidance instead of attempting to do it on your own at home.

How does colon hydrotherapy work?

Colon hydrotherapy allows the water to rest inside the colon so that it can help loosen any waste in the colon walls. The amount of waste buildup is going to determine how many hydrotherapy sessions are necessary to remove the waste. While most patients require somewhere between four and eight hydrotherapy sessions, we will be able to determine how many sessions you need to fully clean your colon.

A clean colon helps bring back balance to the body and supports your ability to live a healthier life. People also find that they feel better after this procedure. Colon hydrotherapy works best when you utilize a diet high in nutrition and incorporate regular exercise into your daily activity.

Nutritional counseling

One of the main reasons why someone would be in need of colon hydrotherapy is that they eat an unhealthy diet. Unhealthy food choices introduce a lot of ingredients into the body that can remain in the colon. These unhealthy ingredients cause toxins to build up and additional health problems. With nutritional counseling, we are able to teach people how to make better food choices.

The act of making healthy food choices is also known as clean eating. These foods do not contain any of the harmful ingredients that can damage the body. Nutritional counseling is a potential option for people who are looking to better their overall health by understanding how to make the right food choices. We can also help people who are looking to prevent or manage a chronic disease diagnosis.

One of our nutritional counselors can offer those suffering from digestive issues, like IBS or IBD, advice on how to choose foods that will not aggravate their digestive issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading health problems affecting individuals in the United States today include chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Health and wellness center

When we determine that a patient will benefit from colon hydrotherapy, we will utilize the services of a health and wellness center for treatment. Our establishment focuses on offering patients the health services that improve both the body and mind. We are always using treatment options that offer a variety of beneficial services focused on improving one’s health – nutrition counseling, colon hydrotherapy, chiropractic treatments.

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Hewko Chiropractic Care is located at
1701 N Main St #101
Santa Ana, CA

(714) 602-1067