How does it work
In its simplest form the process involves cleaning your colon by giving it a gentle internal bath of water. It is completely painless, entirely private and takes about 45 minutes.
The water helps remove old toxins and faecal matter whilst stimulating the muscles which control the colon’s movements. In doing so it can promote the regrowth of healthy bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract and reverse abnormal muscular functioning.
You don’t need to fast before or after the treatment, although you might want to limit your diet to wholesome and easily digestible foodstuffs for 48 hours before or after treatment. Once you’re done, you can go straight back to your daily routine.
What can it help with?
Modern lifestyles put a lot of strain on our body and most people don’t realise that toxins can build up in this area causing us to feel less than optimal over a long period of time.
Based on experience with our regular customers, colonics are popular with people who experience the following health issues:
- Chronic Diarrhoea
- Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS)
- General abdominal ailments
- Headaches and migraines
- Obesity (when combined with a healthy lifestyle and exercise)
After a session a lot of our customers tell us they feel purified, lighter on their feet and most importantly, happier.
It’s quite popular to combine a colonic with other complementary therapies. Choose from naturopathy sessions, hypnotherapy, acupuncture or massage therapy. It’s important to view your health holistically. We screen our practitioners to make sure all treatments are performed by qualified and experienced staff.
Colon Therapy: Facts vs Fiction
Made famous by celebrities such as Baraak Obama and Princess Dianna, colonic irrigation (aka colon hydrotherapy, colon cleansing or colonics) can be a great way to quickly detox your body and feel better.
Contrary to popular perception, if performed properly it’s a painless procedure which takes less than an hour out of your day. The procedure can…
- increase your vitality
- detoxify your entire body
- clear up your skin
- improve your digestion
- relieve constipation
Colonic Detox Hydrotherapy
With the most contemporary facilities and knowledge staff, experience private, hygienic and thorough treatment at Ippokratia Ygeia center in Crete.
Colonic detox hydrotherapy effectively flushes the colon of toxins in a simple, relaxed procedure can re-energise your body.
How does colonic detox hydrotherapy work? Warm, filtered water is flushed through the colon, softening and removing ‘junk’ that has accumulated over many years.
Sometimes the junk comes from what you put in your body – alcohol, caffeine, fatty foods, sugar, prescription medication, recreational drug.
And other times it is a result of natural processes that you have little control over regardless of how healthy your lifestyle may be: impacted faecal matter, undigested food, bad bacteria and parasites.
All of these factors can lead to the release, within your body, of toxins and free-radicals that can lead to disease, fatigue, brain fog, headaches, depression, insomnia, indigestion, heartburn, bad breath, mood swings, sugar cravings, skin conditions, bloating, constipation, candida and the list goes on
Don’t go on suffering in silence! A colonic detox hydrotherapy at our health clinic in Crete can make all the difference.
This is a healthy step up from a colon flush treatment. By complementing colon hydrotherapy with a liver detox diet plan, you are giving your body extra measures to return itself to optimum health. It is a simple, yet life-affirming way of easing the toxic burden on your body and becoming the healthiest, happiest person you can be. Make an appointment to see one of our trained naturopaths, who will provide an easy-to-follow individualised program that will bring you maximum health benefits.
Lower Back Pain
All manner of factors contribute to lower back pain. Have you ever noticed that when you are stressed or anxious your stomach and back begin to feel tender and ache?
Humans carry many unexpressed emotions in their stomach and small and large bowels. ‘Holding on’ to these emotions can lead to chronic lower back pain, constipation, a pot belly and altered or incorrect posture caused by hunching over.
Colon hydrotherapy can help free you from these complaints by flushing warm water into the large colon, removing old toxic waste matter, including rotting, fermenting, undigested food.
Removing this toxic debris will allow your colon to regenerate fresh new mucous lining, enabling improved digestion and assimilation of food and nutrients.
This in turn leads to more energy and an increased ability to deal with stress, anxiety and crisis, leaving you less susceptible to stagnant digestion, poor posture and lower back pain.
Bloating / Detox
Bloating has many causes: not chewing food properly, inadequate fibre, too much sugar, a diet high in food that can be hard to digest (especially wheat, dairy and meat), consumption of allergenic foods, eating while watching television or sitting in front of the computer, eating when stressed or anxious, and drinking with meals. These diet and lifestyle factors can disrupt bowel flora, impair digestion and cause fermentation of undigested food particles, which gives off a toxic gas and directly causes bloating. This, of course, goes hand in hand with flatulence and constipation.
Colonic hydrotherapy can reduce and eliminate bloating and other common gut symptoms by flushing warm water through the large bowel, reducing bad bacteria and removing old impacted matter and undigested food particles that ferment internally. This will leave you with a flatter belly, efficient digestion and proper assimilation of nutrients. Did we mention a flatter belly?
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is usually characterised by a Constipation–diarrhoea cycle, as well as increased frequency or urgency. It is both uncomfortable and a constant cause of anxiety, which can often make symptoms worse.
Triggers can include food (wheat and dairy are often the worst culprits), stress and allergies. The effects of IBS in the bowel include constriction, obstruction, excess bad bacteria, fermentation, bloating and flatulence.
All of these can be greatly reduced and your condition improved with our IBS treatment. Using colon hydrotherapy IBS treatment takes places by flushing out old mucous, undigested food, bad bacteria and impacted matter.
This allows the bowel to regenerate a fresh mucous lining, which in turn increases digestion and absorption of nutrients and regulates the proper movement of waste through the bowel.
While digestive regularity may not make for the most polite conversation topic at the dinner table, constipation – infrequent bowel movements, or painful or difficult defecation due to dry stools – is one of the most common medical issues in Australia. It can be anything from a slight nuisance to a life-threatening medical problem which can affect all people, regardless of age, sex, or overall health status.
Colonic irrigation may help alleviate constipation.
What causes constipation?
Typical causes of constipation include:
- Improper nutrition – not eating enough foods rich in fiber, such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, rice, etc.
- Insufficient intake of fluids, mostly water
- Lack of exercise
- Stress, anxiety or depression
Less common causes include anal fissures, kidney disease, and certain types of cancer.
How can colonic irrigation help with constipation?
Constipation remedies: Whether it’s pills, laxatives or herbal remedies, there are plenty of promises made to relieve your constipation once and for all. Sadly, many of these promises will be left unfulfilled.
Ippokratia Ygeia Health Center in Crete provides colonic irrigation treatment performed by qualified colonic therapists using the latest in hydrotherapy equipment and facilities. It is one of the leading treatments for constipation and may alleviate most of the symptoms associated with this uncomfortable condition. A colonic may help detoxify your colon, remove obstructions due to accumulated fecal matter, and restore digestive regularity. It may also prevent constipation from reappearing by strengthening your colon muscles, which are put to work during colonic hydrotherapy.
So if you’re tired of stomach cramps, gassiness and wasting precious moments of your life in frustrating visits to the washroom, try colonic irrigation – it’s painless, takes less than an hour, and our clients uniformly report feeling lighter and healthier after treatment.
Parasite Cleanse in Crete
Amongst the many possible health benefits of this treatment, it may also help you get rid of intestinal parasites. Our colonic therapists can provide the best parasite cleanse.
What are intestinal parasites and what do they cause?
An intestinal parasite is a harmful type of parasite that tends to inhabit the stomach or intestines. While most of these parasites can survive in different areas of the human body, they typically reside in the intestinal walls. You can become infected by these parasites from eating food that has not been properly cooked or heated, drinking contaminated water or even by absorbing them through your skin.
Intestinal parasites can cause, among others, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, swelling, insomnia, constant hunger, malnutrition, fever and a host of other unwanted symptoms. If untreated, these parasites may become a serious medical issue.
Colon hydrotherapy for intestinal parasites
Colonic irrigation can be used as a treatment for intestinal parasites. During a colonic, your entire gastrointestinal tract is cleansed from toxins and remnants of fecal matter which could be an ideal breeding ground for parasites. Colonic hydrotherapy may also promote reproduction of healthy bacteria in your bowel and enhance your immune system. When supplemented with oral remedies, it may help you get rid of harmful parasites, as well as contribute to your digestive regularity, level of energy and overall sense of wellbeing.
If you or one of your loved ones have been diagnosed with intestinal parasites, you should immediately consider getting a parasite cleanse.
Rapid Weight Loss – Weight Loss Cleanse
Excess weight is a major issue in most Western countries, and Australia is no exception. While the fundaments of weight loss will always remain retaining proper nutrition and getting regular exercise, you may be able to hasten the process by giving your colon a weight loss cleanse.
Colon irrigation removes excess fecal matter and toxins from your body. Over time, quite a lot of this stuff can accumulate in your gut – in some instances, up to five kilos of it. A colonic can get rid of these unwanted and unhealthy remnants of our imbalanced Western diets and could lead to rapid weight loss.
Studies have shown that between 1-3 kilograms of weight are lost immediately after colonic irrigation treatment. The weight you shed in this treatment – unlike certain types of extreme diets – is, by definition, not composed of fat, cellulite or muscle tissue, but rather consists solely of waste which has no place being in your body to begin with. Not only will removing these toxins make you lighter, it could drastically improve your overall health and help alleviate the symptoms of many different diseases, disorders and ailments, and it may also clear up your skin, and energise and revitalise your body and mind.
And that’s just the short term: your weight loss cleanse should be just the first step towards a healthier, more active lifestyle. You will weigh less after a colonic, and may feel more energetic, in a better mood and mentally clearer – and you can leverage all of these benefits as a stepping stone towards improving your diet and getting regular exercise. Colon hydrotherapy will help you lose weight, but a healthy lifestyle will ensure you won’t regain it.