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Has anyone ever had Colonic Hydrotherapy?

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GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 14-Jul-11 14:58:06

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wakeupandsmellthecoffee Thu 14-Jul-11 15:04:55

I bet you got it on Groupon . Its one of there offers at the moment . I would only have this done by a medically trained person . This is a delicate thing .

LankyLegs Thu 14-Jul-11 16:39:15

I had this done a couple of months ago and agree you need to go somewhere that specialises in it rather than a beauty salon that has it as 'add on'. Apparently there are 2 ways of doing this - the uncomfortable and more manual machine and a new style of machine that is a lot more gentle and pulsates the toxins out. I went for the latter and found it absolutely fine.

Pin0t Thu 14-Jul-11 16:46:28

Does it aid tummy problems or is it just for a flatter tummy?

mosschops30 Thu 14-Jul-11 16:51:31

As a nurse who has seen the damage that can be done by having random stuff put up your bottom i would absolutely never have this done.
Its not natural, or necessary and a bowel perf is something i can live without

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 14-Jul-11 16:54:42

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Pin0t Thu 14-Jul-11 16:56:46

Surely it's safe if done correctly?

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Thu 14-Jul-11 17:02:05

dont go then

wakeupandsmellthecoffee Thu 14-Jul-11 17:03:53

sorry meant to say its not worth it . Too risky .

brookeslay Thu 14-Jul-11 18:32:07

I had this done at a clinic that only offers colonics not other treatments
this has lots of information www.colonichealth.co.uk/about.htm.

mosschops30 Thu 14-Jul-11 18:43:00

Lots of things are safe if done correctly, trouble is you have no control over whether it is done correctly

ihatecbeebies Thu 14-Jul-11 22:51:51

What is the main reasons for this being done I'm quite clueless about it, does it make you lose weight?

msbunbury Fri 15-Jul-11 08:56:46

I would think that being apprehensive about it won't add to the comfort levels-you'd need to be very relaxed I would think!!

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 15-Jul-11 13:33:49

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chocolateteabag Fri 15-Jul-11 18:25:38

I had it done a couple of years ago. Was done by a nurse whos' day job was doing the same thing in our local hospital so felt in "safe hands". Having said that, would not get it done again.
Basically it was uncomfortable, I felt a bit flu-ey and sick afterwards and as I have a pretty good diet (ie not alot of fatty stuff and lots of fibre) I didn't have any old claggy grey stuff to wash out. Didn't lose any weight and didn't feel any different the next day (after the sicky feeling went)
Unless you have been eating lots of red meat and fatty stuff and need a real clean out before you change your ways I'd stick to Psyllium husks - way cheaper

LovelyDaffs Fri 15-Jul-11 18:59:50

I had it done years ago when I was taken into hospital in agony with what they said was bad constipation (turned out to be kidney stones!). I felt very ill while it was being done shivery and found myself almost having a panic attack for the first time. I didn't feel any different after, so wouldn't do it again.

TattyDevine Fri 15-Jul-11 19:55:31

I don't want to piss oin your cornflakes but really if you don't suffer any major constipation or bowel issues (and if you do, I'd suggest your first point of call is your GP) then your best way of "detoxing" your colon is a daily shit, like the rest of us, and if that doesn't always happen, drink more water and take more non-starch polysacchride in your diet (that's fibre, the sort of membraney stuff that joins oranges together and the strings of celery and the general "membraney" stuff that naturally occurs in fruit and veg, as opposed to wheat fibre etc which is the more dense sort but which will also help move things through your bowel)

You don't really need to "detox", but if you feel you have too many "toxins" in your system, just dont have so many, so its more of a "not-tox". Your body is a very clever machine that is designed to filter out toxins that you put in there through the liver, kidneys etc...it will do this without "help" as such apart from perhaps water...if you are worried that you are giving these organs too much to do, do less of it.

Colonics will help you lose lots of pounds. Not the weight sort, the £££ sort.

There are exceptions, of the medical variety, in which case your GP will refer you.

That said, I don't think there is any "harm" giving it a try as long as it is done properly (don't know if its regulated). Make sure you take some probiotic supplements after or you will most likely get thrush as it can upset the natural balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut - i.e the water doesn't distinguish between "good" and "bad" when it comes to err "toxins"...

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