A lot of our clients ask us what they would need to do prior to get a colon hydrotherapy treatment also known as colonic. This topic will help our clients better prepare themselves and their colons for the colonic procedure.
First of all when you just start searching for a place that offers colon hydrotherapy treatments, make sure you consider the following:
- Certification– Any person who performs colon hydrotherapy should held an I-ACT Certification. It is a procedure by which a colon hydrotherapist applies to the Board for approval. When the therapist has successfully passed the I-ACT certification examination and fulfilled all requirements, only then the therapist would be granted with I-ACT Certification.
- NOTE– All members shall post their I-ACT Certifications in a public area for easy viewing by the public!!! Therefore, if you come to the facility and do not see a certification hanging on the wall in the waiting area, you should definitely get concerned. There are a lot of places/therapists that claim that they are I-ACT certified, however, it is not true. It can be easily checked by going to websites and just writing the full name of the therapist.
- Preparation– What you do before a session and while you are coming for a series of treatments, will greatly enhance the effectiveness of your treatment. This will also help toxins and old hardened fecal matter to release more comfortably. Therefore, in order to gain best results from colon hydrotherapy treatment it may be more comfortable to refrain from eating at least 2 hours before your scheduled appointment. Drinking lots of water and juices is a great idea (no coffee of caffeinated beverages).
- Diet– After receiving colonic it is important to:
- Drink plenty of liquids (purified water, juices, and herb teas).
- Eat healthy vegetable soups for the next 24 hours. Pureed or blended soups are also recommended.
- Avoid eating raw vegetables for a couple of days. Steamed vegetables and raw fruits are sufficient.
- Reduce meat consumption, especially pork and beef for the next 3 days.
- Avoid fried and deep fried products.