Willoughby Hills Holistic Medicine

Colon HydrotherapyWilloughby Hills, OH

The colon is a part of the large intestine and is the final part of the digestive system. It is responsible for the reabsorption of fluids, processing of waste products, and the absorption of some vitamins and nutrients. A healthy and well-functioning colon is critical in maintaining one's overall health and quality of life.

Occasionally, toxins, excess mucous, and other waste may build up in the colon. This buildup can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms like constipation, bloating, inflammation, and more. Additionally, there can be an imbalance regarding vital gut flora. Fortunately, colon hydrotherapy may be a solution to many of these issues.

At VitalHealth Partners in Willoughby Hills, we provide colon hydrotherapy treatments. Our team can assess a patient and create an optimal treatment plan for them. To learn more about our services or schedule an appointment, call 440-571-0006 today.

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What Is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy (also known as colonic irrigation, colon hydrotherapy, and a colon cleanse) is a procedure in which the colon is washed with fluids to remove waste. Due to diet and other lifestyle choices, it is not uncommon to have a buildup of waste and an imbalanced flora in the colon.

Colon hydrotherapy may be able to help restore your colon my aiding in the natural excretion of these various forms of waste. This treatment can wash away toxins and help to stimulate the body's natural cleaning and immune system. In some cases, patients may begin to experience a decrease in previous digestive symptoms and a general feeling of being refreshed and feeling lighter.

What Is Involved in the Process of Colon Hydrotherapy?

The process usually begins with a brief consultation, where we will collect some patient information to help provide the optimal treatment. We will then review the customized treatment plan for the patient, answering any questions they may have.

Once the procedure is ready to begin, we have the patient lay down on a table. We then gently introduce warm filtered water into the colon via the rectum. This will expel any waste out of the colon and to a discrete, closed system.

During every step of the treatment, our staff does its best to ensure the patient is comfortable. We understand that this is a sensitive procedure, and we strive to conduct ourselves and the treatment itself professionally and discretely. Our staff has the experience and medical tools to complete this procedure efficiently. We will do everything we can to help decrease the stress in this process and help the patient relax.

Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy can provide a variety of benefits to those who use it. These include decreased bloating, increased energy, sharpened mental clarity, improved circulation, and more. Additionally, this treatment may help alleviate conditions like constipation, excessive gas, diarrhea, body odor, stiffness, and headaches.

While this treatment usually washes away toxins and harmful bacteria residing in the colon, it may also wash away some of the patient's good bacteria. Fortunately, the friendly bacteria typically reproduce quickly, especially in their newly cleaned, healthy environment. Additionally, a study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that symptoms improved in those with irritable bowel syndrome after they received colon hydrotherapy.

Maintaining Good Colon Health

Besides colon hydrotherapy, there are various things people can do in their lives to help keep a healthy colon. In general, individuals should aim to drink at least the recommended daily water intake. Additionally, a diet high in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits is a key practice in keeping the colon healthy. According to MedlinePlus, regular exercise can provide a variety of health benefits, including a decreased risk in colorectal cancer.

There are some additional things people can implement in their everyday lives to have a healthy colon. Things that help it function at its best include limiting alcohol intake, stopping tobacco consumption, limiting red meat consumption, and starting a daily multivitamin. Also, we recommend that people consider getting routine colon exams that check for polyps and pre-cancerous growths.

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Dr. Todd Pesek, MD aims to provide patients with a system optimized for vital living through vitamin repletion, purification, detoxification, anti-aging medicine, and longevity practices. Our team at VitalHealth Partners can help patients restore their colon health with colon hydrotherapy. Call our office at 440-571-0006 to schedule an appointment or learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can colon hydrotherapy help my condition?

Colon hydrotherapy can provide a list of benefits. It extracts toxins from the colon and alleviates various negative symptoms, including those of irritable bowel syndrome.

How is colon hydrotherapy different than an enema?

Traditionally, an enema introduces liquids into the colon and yields a more powerful, yet often less comfortable, excretion. Colon hydrotherapy is done gently with a consistent inflow and outflow of water, which assists in the body's natural excretion process without stressing the system.

How do people typically feel afterward?

Patients usually feel light and clean after treatment. It is integral to drink plenty of liquids in the several following days. We will help provide guidance throughout the recovery process following the procedure.

Will I feel uncomfortable or embarrassed?

Our staff is both professional and experienced in this kind of procedure. We understand that it is not uncommon to be embarrassed at first, so we aim to do everything to make the patient comfortable. The process will be discrete, and patients are always welcome to ask questions before, during, and after the treatment.

Will laxatives produce a similar result?

These kinds of medications leave the digestive system irritated and are comprised of synthetic chemicals. Bowel movements are usually thin, and discomfort is not uncommon. Then, toxins, waste, and irritation remain in the colon. Colon hydrotherapy is a healthier, more natural alternative.