What to expect after a colonic treatment.
Most clients experience a sense of lightness, feelings of happiness, joy and freeness that they have never had before. Describing it as “a feeling like a big weight had been lifted from their body” and “ a heightened mental, emotional and physical clarity”, clients often float out of the office as if they are on top of the world. Although most participants feel high levels of energy, some however may experience transient effects of the toxins being stirred up. This process is called a “Healing Crisis.”
The symptoms may include: aches, pains, headaches, nausea, fatigue, hunger, feelings of sadness, anger, bloating, hives, skin eruptions ect. These symptoms are all natural responses to the healing process and will pass. Drinking plenty of water helps to flush the system of toxins. It is very important NOT to suppress these symptoms with over the counter or western medicines. Please allow your body to heal itself!!! This is part of the whole process of regenerating and shedding the very things that made your body sick to begin with. When you heed the call to pass through this transition phase, you are sure to come out shining on the other side, invigorated and renewed.
The most common post colonic experience is a slight delay in bowel movements and then a resumption of somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days after the colonic. This is not due to the colonic, but rather to the weakness of the muscles in the colon and indicates that the colon requires strengthening and healing, thus more treatments.
For simple remedies that can be done at home that assist with the healing process, please partake in as many of these healthy practices as possible:
Take Pro-biotic supplements. This is the perfect time to plant “friendly flora” back into to the digestive tract. It is also beneficial in minimizing any “healing crisis” which may occur. Most pro-biotic products on the market don’t cut it, read the label. Make sure it is dairy-free, refrigerated and has NSFM, which is crucial in order to withstand the digestion process. We carry the best quality product on the market. Ask your colon therapist on your next visit to our office.
Dry skin brushing to help stimulate the lymphatic system. Use a natural bristle brush only. Brush on dry skin, always in the direction towards the heart chakra. This is very helpful to get the skin breathing and should be done for the first several days after the colonic. Great for cellulite too!!
Castor Oil Packs. Buy any cold-pressed castor oil and take a piece of flannel. Soak the flannel with a generous amount of castor oil and place over the abdomen. Place a piece of plastic wrap and then a hot water bottle or heating pad over top. This can be done every other day for a week, for 35-45 minutes at a time. This is an Edgar Cayce remedy that has been used for hundreds of years. It is used to stimulate the liver, improve digestion, increase lymphatic circulation and reduce inflammation. It also helps break up fecal material in the large intestines and promotes peristalsis. Try it, it is truly amazing!!
Drink lemon water. This helps make the body more alkaline. Squeeze a half of an organic lemon in 8 oz of distilled or purified water.
Take Epsom Salts baths nightly
Deep Breathing and Meditation
Try a 1 –3 day juice fast. It is very important to give your digestive system a rest and an all juice fast is the perfect way to recharge your system. Drink vegetable and fruit juice only for a minimum of 1-3 days. This will do wonders for your body, mind and spirit.
Bouncing on a mini trampoline. This is helpful in stimulating all organs of the body, stimulating the metabolism and getting the toxins flowing.
Yoga and gentle exercise. Walking is wonderful. Get outside and breathe in the fresh air. Go for a hike in the woods
Self Massage of the abdomen. Use visualization techniques. Imagine yourself healthy and completely healed.
Be gentle with yourself, and remember the body heals itself at its own pace. Don’t rush the process. Love yourself, love your body and stay positive and focused.
Take the time to read more about colon health and healthy living. As the saying goes, “Ignorance is Bliss”. Knowledge and awareness is the greatest tool. Take advantage of all the wonderful resources available on the Internet, bookstores, your local health food stores. This would also be a good time to review the Q & A’s portion of our website to refresh your memory and answer the most commonly asked questions.
Take the time to rest and relax. Take 10 minutes a day to be silent and let go of everything and everyone.
Keep a food journal. Be committed to really looking at your relationship with food. Write down everything you eat for a week. Include when you eat, how much and what emotions are attached to everything that you put in your mouth. This is an eye-opening experience
Directly after a treatment try and avoid foods that may be challenging: highly spiced foods, beans, cabbage and gas-producing foods, for at least 24 hours after your session.
Foods and Beverages to be AVOIDED directly before and after your session:
- Coffee and tea with caffeine
- Carbonated drinks
- Dairy Products
- Fatty and fried foods
- White flour products
- Ice cream
- Processed and junk foods
- Refined sugar
- Foods that are acidic
BENEFICAL Foods and Beverages directly before and after your session:
- Fruits and fruit juices, preferably organic
- Chamomile, peppermint and ginger teas
- Fish and free-range poultry
- Green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach, mustard greens)
- Colorful vegetables and fruits (raspberries, blackberries, orange/red peppers, yams)
- Miso soup, organic vegetable soups
- Nuts and seeds
- Sweet potato, instead of white potato
- Seasonal organic vegetables
- Whole grains (brown rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth)
- Raw foods
- Purified and distilled water
- Foods that are more alkaline
The ideal diet is 70% of your diet from the Alkaline food groups and 30% from the Acid food groups. It is a known fact that disease and illness breed in an acidic environment. Try and favor things more on the alkaline side, than acidic if possible.