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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a colonic irrigation?

Also known as a "colonic", "colon lavage", "colon hydrotherapy", or "high colonic" a colon irrigation is a safe, effective method for cleansing the colon of waste material by repeated, gentle flushing with water.


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What is the purpose of getting a colonic?

Waste material, especially that which has remained in the colon for some time (i.e., impacted feces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucous, parasites, worms, etc.) poses several problems. First this material is quite toxic, or poisonous. These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream making us feel ill, tired or weak. Second, impacted materials impair the colon's ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria-produced vitamins.

The process of colonic irrigation is excellent for cleansing and healing the colon sufficiently so that changes in the diet, exercise and attitude are then able to produce their effects. Many people find the relief provided by colonics stimulates the motivation and enthusiasm to institute positive changes in their lifestyle.


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Why can't I just use an enema or take laxatives?

An enema or laxatives are not substitutes for colonics. Enemas are useful for emptying the rectum and the lowest 8 to 12 inches of the colon. Laxatives, particularly herbal laxatives, are formulated for various purposes, such as: to undo the effects of temporary constipation, to build up the tone of the colon muscle, etc. But the Rolls Royce of colon cleansing without question is colonic irrigations.


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Will it be painful?

It rarely is. Usually, painful experiences are the result of resistance and tension. A professional colon therapist is skilled at putting you at ease and minimizing discomfort. Most people actually enjoy the colonic and are especially pleased with the unaccustomed sensation of feeling lighter, clean and clear afterward. Sometimes during a colonic, the colon muscles will contract suddenly expelling considerable amounts of liquid and waste into the rectum. This may feel like cramping or gas, and may create a feeling of urgency to empty the rectum. Such episodes, if they do occur, are brief and easily tolerated.


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Is there anything I need to do to get ready for a colonic?

Since your abdomen will be massaged, it is a good idea to eat or drink lightly in the 2 hours immediately preceding a colonic.


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I've heard that I shouldn't have a colonic because it upsets the electrolyte balance?

Electrolytes are the minerals in the body (mainly sodium and potassium salts) which maintain the proper electrical charge and pH balance (acid and alkaline balance) in the various organs and tissues of the body. Each one of these tissues, organs and body cavities has a certain proportion and balance of minerals to maintain the necessary pH balance. For example, the stomach should maintain an acid pH and the duodenum (first part of the small intestine) should be alkaline (basic) in order for proper digestion to occur. If this balance is disrupted, then digestion will be impaired.

The pH electrical balance in the colon is almost neutral, ideally being slightly acid. A strong acid or alkaline environment is not necessary because digestion does not take place in the colon. Rather, a major function of the colon is to reabsorb the fluid from the unformed stool which is passed into it from the small intestine. After the fluid is reabsorbed and stool is formed, the colon moves the stool into the rectum and out of the body.

The majority of material released during a colonic is formed stool that has already had the fluid and electrolytes removed from it, so the amount lost is very minimal and easily replaced by the body from the food and fluid we ingest.


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Do colonics wash out intestinal flora and valuable nutrients?

The truth is that the washing out of putrefied material in the large intestine, which is only partially reached in any one colon irrigation, increases the good intestinal flora. Good bacteria can only breed in a clean environment which has been washed free of putrefaction and its accompanying harmful bacteria. That is why the intestines of a newborn baby immediately begin to grow good intestinal flora. Each time you clean out the putrefying garbage and make a better environment for the flora, they start to multiply immediately in their natural media. It also stands to reason that valuable nutrients can better be absorbed in a clean environment that in a putrefied one.


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What do you think about getting a colonic as part of a fasting program, and do you think it's better to get it at the beginning or end of the fast?

Whenever you do anything that increases the rate at which toxins are released into the bloodstream, it is essential that you eliminate whatever you can though the colon. If you don't, you may unnecessarily experience increased discomforts of toxemia (poisonous toxins in the bloodstream). Instead of being expelled from your body, toxins may merely re-circulate and settle elsewhere in organs, muscles or tissues. Whether you use colonics or some other elimination aid, you must do something daily. A knowledgeable colon therapist can be of great assistance during any cleansing program.

You may find it beneficial to schedule a colonic at the beginning of your fast and ask the therapist to comment upon your plan.


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What things should I look for when choosing a colon therapist?

Since getting a colonic is an intimate experience and is involved with emotional and mental releases as well as physical healing, you will do best working with someone with whom you can develop good rapport, and in whose environment you feel safe, comfortable and relaxed. Sensitivity, skill, knowledge, and experience are important to consider as they vary widely among therapists. Anyone you contact should be willing to discuss their professional background and health philosophy with you.

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I don't live in Southern California. How can I find a Colon Therapist where I live?

Please visit The Colon Therapists Network or International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy for a therapist in your area.


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What is the cost for a colonic?

A colonic irrigation costs only $75.00.
Seniors and full time students are charged only $70.00


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What other services does the Ventura Center for Healing offer and what are the costs?

The other services Ventura Center for Healing offers are:

Ear Candling - $65.00
Reflexology - $75.00
Infrared Body Wrap - $75.00
Ozone Therapy - $15.00
Ion Cleanse - $50.00
Massage Therapy - $75.00
Cellulite Massage - $150.00
Whole Body Vibration Therapy - $10.00
Total Body Modification - $75.00
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - $75.00



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