Colon Cleanse Hydrotherapy
Colon hydrotherapy (colonic) is a gentle infusion of sterilized water into the lower bowel through the opening in the rectum. This is a gentle process, but most people are amazed at the amount of material that is released. Often, the gas that has accumulated from poor eating habits is also released, and the end result is a feeling of being lighter and more comfortable.
There are several types of colon hydrotherapy machines. The most common are the closed system and the open system. We use the closed system at Lake Travis Wellness Center in Austin. The closed system has an operator in the room with you during the session so you can ask any questions or voice any concerns or discuss any problems during the session. The entire session is usually about 45 minutes in length with your total time at the office being one hour.
People often ask if they should have more than one session. I believe that depends on your state of health and goals. The best time to determine the number of sessions required is when you come into the office for your first appointment. We can discuss what you would like to achieve over the coming months. This is not magic. You will generally feel much better after your first appointment, but it often requires a commitment to your health with several sessions to achieve your goals.
You should have no side effects after the session and should be able to go about your normal routine without any problems. I often request that people eat lightly or be fasting before they arrive and ask that you do not consume an excessive amount of liquid before your session. The session itself puts water into the lower bowel and you will receive some hydration benefits. An electrolyte supplement is given after the treatment to restore any imbalances.
Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective way to reduce bloating and help with constipation. Texas law requires you to have a current prescription on file to receive a colonic. You can bring one from your physician or receive one in this office from my sponsoring physician. There is an extra fee for this service.
Colon Cleansing Therapy for Weight Loss
What do colonics do? It is a process that bathes the lower digestive tract (the large intestine) with warm, filtered, thoroughly sterilized water in order to loosen and release toxic waste. The entire process usually lasts about an hour. It is not painful. You usually feel lighter and more relaxed and leave feeling much better than when you arrived. You will be able to resume all normal activities when you leave, often with improved performance.
Inside the rectum lies the hemorrhoidal vein, which enters into the portal circulation. The portal vein receives liquids and transports them directly to the liver, thus working on the entire length of the colon. Lake Travis Wellness Center of Austin offers a choice of three colonic implants:
- Wheatgrass, since the high magnesium content starts to purge the liver of toxins.
- Bio-Bifidus Complex, a dairy-free blend of probiotic that rebuilds a balance of good microorganisms in the gut.
- Coffee, a therapy from the Gerson clinic, to encourage the liver to produce more bile and open the flow of the bile ducts.
Each implant is available for an additional charge of $25. Contact us today to learn more about these healthful colonic therapy options!
One colon hydrotherapy session costs $115.00. I am often asked how many sessions should I begin with? I tell people this depends on your specific, immediate problem and what your future goals are. Call and we can discuss any issues you have. You can always request a free 30-minute consultation where we’ll talk about case history, explaining your therapy options, procedures, and the treatment.
Schedule of Fees:
- 30-minute, first-time consultation at no charge
- First-time new client: $150.00
- Follow-Up Sessions: $115.00
- Time spent consulting on digestive health-related issues: $50.00 per hour
There is a discount if you purchase a colonic cleanse hydrotherapy package. State law requires each person receiving a colonic to provide a prescription from an M.D. or a D.O. If your doctor will not provide this for you, Lake Travis Wellness Center has a doctor associated with our clinic who will provide the prescription for $35.00. This fee is paid the first time you receive your colonic and can be obtained at the time you come in for your appointment.
Colon Cleansing Therapy Benefits Many Conditions Including …
- Irritable Bowl Syndrome
- Weight loss
- Atonic (sluggish) colon
- Colitis in remission
- Diverticulosis (i.e Diverticulitis in remission)
- Headache, toxic
- Leaky gut
- Mucous colitis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parasitic infections
- Skin problems: eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, etc.
- Urinary urgency in females
- Weight Loss when accompanied by dietary measures