Colon Hydrotherapy in Greenville, SC
Colon hydrotherapy can be traced to the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks who believed the intestines held a toxic layer of parasites and infectious bacteria that triggered a variety of non-specific health conditions or a generally ill feeling. Many alternative health care practitioners continue to follow this belief and address these symptoms with colon hydrotherapy.
How is Colon Hydrotherapy Done?
Colon hydrotherapy uses large amounts of water or other fluids to flush and rinse the colon. Using a tube that is attached to a machine, water is introduced through the rectum into the intestines. Patients hold the water inside the colon and then release it through a second tube taking excess stool and buildup with it. Schedule your colon hydrotherapy session today by calling or contact Dr. John Stavrakos online.
Colon hydrotherapy has been discredited and discouraged by traditional Western medicine citing no proven benefit of the technique and potential danger to the lining of the intestines. It is however, allowed in traditional medicine when administered by trained medical personnel to cleanse the intestines before medical procedures. Most colon hydrotherapy is performed in private clinics by non-medical personnel.
Some of the conditions colon hydrotherapy addresses are:
- Digestive issues (persistent diarrhea or constipation)
- Dark under eye circles
- A general “unwell” feeling
Preparing for Colon Hydrotherapy
Despite warnings from the medical community, colon hydrotherapy continues to be popular. If you are considering colon hydrotherapy you should discuss the decision with your doctor before the procedure. If you decide to move ahead, there are a few steps you can take to get the most from your cleanse.
- Drink 6-8 glasses of purified water daily for two days prior to your cleanse
- On the day of your cleanse, eat light foods including fruits, vegetables and juices unless otherwise instructed by your doctor or if you already follow a special diet
- Do not eat or drink for two hours prior to your appointment
What does Colon Hydrotherapy feel like?
Colon hydrotherapy is not painful, but you may feel fullness or the sensation that you need to have a bowel movement when the water is introduced. After you hold the water for as long as you can, it will leave your body through a tube and be discarded. When your session is over you should feel relaxed. Over the next several days you may experience an increased sensitivity to some foods.
Try to avoid eating highly processed meals or gas producing foods as your body adjusts. Speak with your colon hydrotherapy expert about the frequency of cleansing and as always, follow the advice of your doctor before undergoing a cleanse.
Schedule Colon Hydrotherapy Today
If you have been considering a colon hydrotherapy session, find out more today. Call (864) 207-4417 or contact Dr. John Stavrakos online.
Vitality Medical Centers
Address10 Enterprise Blvd
Greenville, SC 29615
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