We have a team of highly qualified and experienced colon hydrotherapists, operating from specially designed treatment rooms within the clinic. We undertake in excess of 600 colonic treatments a month and in the past five years have completed over 25,000 treatments. You can be assured an outstanding service in a safe and friendly environment when you visit us.
You may be considering a colonic as part of a general cleansing and detox programme or you may have specific digestive or elimination issues that you want to address. Either way your colon hydrotherapist will review your symptoms and provide objective and informed advice to help resolve any problems you may be experiencing.
We offer a completely integrated approach to healthcare. Having a range of complimentary practitioners operating from the same premises allows us to refer clients to a wide range of experts. This means we can provide additional advice on specific issues that may require further attention.
Is colonic irrigation available on the NHS?
Colonic irrigation is not available on the NHS; you will have to pay for it privately. Prices vary depending on the clinic.
What is colonic irrigation?
Colonic irrigation is a complementary therapy. It involves flushing waste material out of the bowel using water. The procedure is also known as colonic hydrotherapy.
Colonic irrigation is carried out by colonic hydrotherapists who may be registered with the Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH).
Before having colonic irrigation, the therapist should ask you about your medical history to check you do not have any health problems that might make the treatment inadvisable (these are listed below).
During the procedure, you will lie on your side while warm water is passed into your bowel through a tube inserted into your rectum (back passage). The water circulates through your colon, and waste products are passed out of your body through the tube.
The procedure lasts about 30-45 minutes, during which around 60 litres of water is introduced into the rectum. Herbal infusions are sometimes added to the water.
Is colonic irrigation safe?
ARCH recommends that you should not have colonic irrigation if you have:
- an active infection
- active inflammation, such as diverticulitis, Crohn’s diseaseor ulcerative colitis
- painful fissures
- painful haemorrhoids
- heart problems
- uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension)
- kidney disease
- pregnancy at any stage