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Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydro Therapy in Johannesburg

  • Constipation,
  • Abdominal bloating, flatulence,
  • Cramps,
  • Headaches,
  • Arthritic aches and pains,
  • Acne,
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Many other seeming unrelated ailments.


Also known as: Colonics; Colon Cleansing; Colon or Bowel Irrigation; Colon Treatment; Intestine Cleanse.

While seeming to be “new-fangled”, new-age and/or, fashionable, the treatment has been known and widely utilized, using different methods, for as long as humankind has been aware of health issues.

Most of our grandparents tell stories of having to take castor oil or some type of opening medicine regularly. Many cultures, especially more rural people regularly use enemas on children and adults as preventative treatment. It has long been known that general physical wellbeing depends on a healthy colon.

This modern therapy is an updated and more efficient way to cleanse the colon of waste matter, which for a multitude of reasons, life style habits and, or abuse, inadequate nutrition, unhealthy eating habits, stress and the overuse of laxatives, painkillers anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drugs etc, may have accumulated over any number of days, months or even years.

The result of such an accumulation may eventually present as chronic ailments ranging from asthma, allergies, aches and pains throughout the body, acne and other skin problems, backache, depression, headache, insomnia, as well as the usual symptoms of abdominal bloating and cramping.

The problem of constipation is well known to many people, but what is generally unknown is that there may be an accumulation of matter in the colon with seemingly regular bowel movements, even when a type of diarrhoea is present. The uneliminated waste becomes hard and compacted, coating the inside of the colon much as plaque accumulates in veins and arteries, preventing absorption of necessary nutrients.

Peristaltic movement of the bowel may also be hindered. A good clean out from time to time and continued awareness of colon matters, generally takes care of persistent niggly health problems, but may, in the long term, prevent debilitating and even life threatening diseases.

The Treatment:

It is advisable to obtain an assessment prior to commencing a detox programme, but most of us are well aware when the bowel is not working.

In either case, a general assessment is made with the first visit, when dietary advice is given, as well as recommendation of any necessary herbal, natural supplements. Also, depending on the severity of the condition, a decision is made on the number of treatments which may be required to obtain the desired result.

The actual treatment is completely painless and consists of the gentle insertion of a speculum (type of tube) into the anus, which may, to some, be a little uncomfortable. To this we attach one water hose and another for waste elimination.

Filtered water at body temperature, with the addition of ozone, is then allowed to run into the colon to help soften hardened, compacted waste and encourage normal peristalsis. Waste matter is evacuated through the waste pipe. Massage of the abdomen and gentle movement of the body during the procedure further helps to “get things moving”.

A typical treatment would consist of several fills of water and consequent evacuations.

After treatment, when the speculum and tubes have been removed there is usually a good spontaneous movement of the bowel. If constipation is chronic and of long duration, the first few sessions may not be the most productive ones, as it takes time to soften hard, dry matter. In such cases, an orally taken herbal remedy is recommended to work from the inside to assist with the process.

Very often, the first treatment produces an immediate feeling of lightness and sense of improved wellbeing. Visible results, such as relief of symptoms, better sleep, clearer skin and brighter eyes are also soon evident.

There is much scientific and anecdotal evidence available to support the theory that cleansing of the colon should be the first line of defence in creating physical and mental wellbeing, as well as preventing or dealing with chronic illness and disease.