Cosmetech – the UK’s largest colonic hydrotherapy practice
Cosmetech performs in excess of 600 colonic hydrotherapy treatments a month, and over the last five years have completed over 25,000 treatments, making it the largest special centre for the treatment in the UK. The centre has a team of highly qualified, ARCH* registered Colonic Hydrotherapists, operating from specially designed treatment rooms within the highly discrete clinic off the Kings Road, Chelsea.
What is colonic hydrotherapy?
Colonic hydrotherapy is a cleansing process where warm water passes into the colon and carries out loose faecal debris and waste to effectively flush the colon.
During the procedure, you lie on your side while warm water is passed into your bowel through a tube inserted into your rectum. The water circulates through your colon, and waste products are passed out of your body through the tube. It usually takes around 30-45 minutes.
Before having colonic hydrotherapy, the specially trained therapist will ask you about your medical history to check if you have any health problems that might make the treatment inadvisable. They will then review your symptoms and provide objective and informed advice to help resolve any problems you may be experiencing.
What conditions could colonic hydrotherapy help?
Colonic hydrotherapy can be used as part of a general cleansing and detox programme or to address specific digestive or elimination issues including:
- Constipation and infrequent bowel movements
- Digestive and gut health problems
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Parasites in the colon
- As well as low energy, headaches, allergies and skin congestion/acne
Cosmetech offers a completely integrated approach to healthcare. It has a range of complimentary practitioners operating from the same premises allowing fast referral to a wide range of health experts.
Colon Hydrotherapy can help to alleviate the symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which include bloating, pain and constipation.
Digestion is a complex process which can be easily disrupted. In the small intestine, most nutrients and up to 90% of the water is absorbed. The large intestine (Colon) is responsible for processing indigestible food material and the trillions of bacteria in the colon produce substantial amounts of vitamins by fermentation (K and B vitamins, including biotin). However as the bacteria ferment gas can be produced which causes discomfort and bloating. Digestive problems can occur when transit time is either too fast causing diarrhoea or too slow causing constipation and bloating. Normal transit time is 24 hours, but this can be affected by the following factors:
- Poor diet
- Sedentary lifestyle
Colonics cleanse the colon, stimulate the nerve and muscle action of the bowels and help the colon to work normally again. In turn this will help to maintain healthy colonic flora and will decrease the risk of abdominal bloating, gas, diarrhoea, constipation and infectious colitis.
For the best results we combine Colon Hydrotherapy and abdominal massage. Many people report an overall improvement in wellbeing and an increase in energy levels. Colon Hydrotherapy can help to alleviate the symptoms of IBS such as bloating from excess gas, pain and constipation. It can also be used to detox the body and be part of improving your overall wellbeing.
At Cosmetech all of our team are Arch Registered Colon Hydrotherapists. So that we can provide the highest standards in quality and ensure the safety of our treatments. Cosmetech treats over 600 people a month and over the last 5 years the clinic has completed over 25,000 treatments.
*ARCH – Association of Registered Colonic Hydrotherapists
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 happens during the procedure?
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
To find out more information about colonic hydrotherapy in London please contact us at Cosmetech, Chelsea Private Clinic.
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