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    Colonic Hydrotherapy is a gentle cleansing treatment for the bowel, using warm filtered water.

    Modern day diets leave the bowel sluggish, leading to constipation, bloating, colicky discomfort, and irritation.

    This leads to a build up of debris and waste material in the bowel, which ideally should be eliminated much more quickly.   This build up of waste leads to an increase in the re-absorption of toxic material into the body, with an increased burden upon the body’s detoxification pathways involving the liver, lymph and kidneys.

    This increased burden leaves the body at higher risk of developing illness and ill-health as a result of poor immunity, impaired processing of toxins and decreased elimination of waste material.

    Who Should Have Colonic Hydrotherapy?

    Colonic Hydrotherapy is available to most people, and many would benefit from the treatment.

    The treatment is particularly valuable and useful to those suffering from the following conditions.   This is not an exhaustive list, and Colonic Hydrotherapy may benefit those with other conditions not listed, and you are advised to seek advice from a practitioner prior to treatment, who can advise you on the effectiveness in your particular case.

    The conditions include:

    • Asthma, bronchitis or any breathing difficulty, including also hay fever, sinus problems, allergies.
    • Skin conditions, including eczema or psoriasis amongst others.
    • Digestive conditions such as Irritable Bowel, or even Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticular Disease, and others.   There is evidence to show that regular Colonic treatments lower the risk of bowel cancer.
    • Chronic Fatigue, tiredness or other chronic debilitating condition.
    • Migraines and other types of headaches.
    • Arthritis, including rheumatoid and other inflammatory joint conditions.
    • Inflammatory conditions, including auto-immune conditions.

    How Is It Done?

    Colonic Hydrotherapy is a gentle treatment during which purified warm water is introduced into the rectum with a special speculum. Each treatment session last around 45 - 60 minutes.

    At Better Health we advocate the use of advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy Units that give greater control over the process than the relatively out-dated gravity feed method of treatment.   Modern units allow close control of water temperature and pressure together with advanced safety features that are lacking in gravity feed methods.

    Once the speculum is inserted into the rectum and connected to the Unit warm water will flow gently into the rectum and will flow further into the colon, or large intestine.   As the water is released it flows out, providing a gentle cleansing effect upon the bowel wall.

    All you have to do is lie comfortably on the couch, and you will feel a warm comfortable sensation in the abdomen.   As the water enters the bowel, you will begin to feel ‘full’ and as the water is released you will feel a sensation of release, and at the end of the session you will feel cleansed and ‘lighter’ than before your treatment.   People describe this as not just feeling lighter in weight, but in a lifting of their mood also.

    Many do actually lose a little weight during the treatment, as many pounds of waste material may be accumulated in the bowel.

    How Effective is the Treatment?

    The treatment is extremely effective in cleansing the bowel.   It leaves you feeling lighter, brighter, and cleansed.

    In terms of relieving any symptoms, the effect will vary from person to person, but you should expect to follow a course of treatment for any prolonged benefit to emerge.  

    A course of treatment – which usually is carried out weekly – will last for around 6 – 12 weeks, although it is usual to increase the interval between treatments during this time.

    In our experience, we have seen certain conditions cleared completely within a 2 – 3 week period of Colonic Hydrotherapy treatments, although results will normally take a little longer than this.

    Specific advice regarding the expected duration of treatment and the likely results will be discussed with your practitioner during your treatment session.

    Are There Any Adverse Effects?

    Some people do react to the treatment, particularly if their general condition is associated with the build up of toxins in the body.

    As the Colonic Hydrotherapy moves waste material, a detoxification reaction may be promoted, and this is part of the healing process.    However, if the body is not ready or able to process those toxins, then side-effects may occur.   This may include headaches, general aches or many others.

    These effects may be avoided by the use of products – herbal or nutritional – to help the detoxification process.   These include products such as J51, Milk Thistle, or others, and further advice will be given by your practitioner.

    In long-standing, chronic ill-health, then we may advise health screening – using the BEST system – prior to starting a treatment programme.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    Colonic Hydrotherapy is available at Better Health Clinic, Chester, with an experienced practitioner, who is also a qualified nurse. The current cost at time of printing is 45 per session, but is subject to change without notice, so please contact us for current prices.   A reduced rate may be applied if a course of treatment is pre-booked.

    Further charges apply for any further consultations, tests or treatments, and these will be discussed with you fully as necessary.

    Don’t forget however that we always offer a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.


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    - JD, Endon, Staffs.

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