Who are colonics for?
Almost anyone can benefit from a colon hydrotherapy treatment, whether they are currently experiencing digestive problems or not. An ARCH survey found that around 53% of our clients choose colonics for digestive problems, while the rest have the therapy for general health and wellbeing reasons. Of those surveyed, over 90% would recommend treatment from an ARCH therapist.
ARCH members are professional therapists and do not make exaggerated claims about ‘curing’ digestive problems. However, experience shows us that colonics can provide relief from the symptoms of a wide range of digestive disorders, including IBS, constipation, bloating and wind. Many of our clients find that colonics offer help where modern medicine has failed, especially where symptoms have been dismissed under the catch-all diagnosis of IBS.
However, colon hydrotherapy is not just for digestive problems, it can also work to keep your bowels healthy, in the same way that visiting the gym can help keep you fit.
Young or old, male or female, healthy or suffering, colon hydrotherapy is for almost everyone from all walks of life. However, there are some circumstances in which the treatment is not recommended.
Who shouldn’t have colonics?
There are a few people who are advised not to have colon hydrotherapy. Common examples would be people with:
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Severe haemorrhoids
- Severe anaemia
- Rectal bleeding
- Heart disease
- Strangulated abdominal or inguinal hernias
- Fissures or fistulas
- Kidney failure / insuffiency
- Bowel or rectal cancer
- Liver disease
- Colitis / Crohns disease
- GI haemorrhage / perforation
Your therapist will take a comprehensive medical history and assess whether a treatment is appropriate for your individual health needs.
You are also advised not to have a colonic if you think you may be pregnant. However, there is no reason not to have the treatment during your menstrual period. Talk to your therapist for personal advice.