I just want to tell you that I am SOLD on the colon cleansing. My intestines and lower abdomen have never felt better!!! I sure appreciate your services and will contact you after I return from my trip. Thanks again. I feel great! C.C.
I always look forward to having a colonic as it is handled in a professional and informative manner. I recommend your services to all my friends. I am happy your clinic continues to be prosperous. Anonymous client.
Colon Hydrotherapy (also known as colonic, colon cleanse, colon irrigation, high colonic, hydrocolonic, colon cleansing, colonic therapy) is a safe and gentle infusion of warm purified water into the rectum. This is a restorative, painless procedure that is both relaxing and effective. During the procedure, our clients rest comfortably on a custom treatment table. The therapist monitors the temperature of the water that is incrementally infused into and out of the colon (large intestine). The entire procedure only takes approximately 45 minutes. The colon hydrotherapy is a stress free method that cleanses the entire colon of toxins and debris leaving the patient feeling light on their feet and full of energy. The instrument features single-use only disposable components for every individual. The machines are cleaned and sanitized before every use. Our clinic uses a closed system machine in which waste material is eliminated through the instrument and out a drain line, avoiding any offensive odor and maintaining the dignity of the individual.
Colon Hydrotherapy hydrates the whole body. Our bodies are made up of 65-75% water and with the use of pure water during the colonic, we absorb much needed clean and pure water to hydrate the cells. For more information, please read “Water Can Undermine Your Health” by Norman Walker, D.S.
Over the last 25 years, most of our clients report feeling better after visiting us for colonics. Many pleased patients compliment Biotherapy Clinic gentle and individual approach to every patient was so much more beneficial and worry free compared to other places in the area. Many clients comment on better digestion and elimination after visiting us, more energy and better sleep, better skin, mood and stamina, less gas and bloating.
What’s our secret?? We work with everyone individually. We do not have a “one size fits all” approach. Every colon hydrotherapy client of ours at our San Francisco and Redwood City offices is different. We provide everyone with a FREE consultation before or after the procedure to address improving and sustaining any existing symptoms and overall health goals. We create customized healing plans that include diets, dietary supplements and lifestyle changes. We have medical practitioners who can explain WHY some people feel how they feel and WHAT to do to feel better. We are the only clinic in the Bay Area that combines colon hydrotherapy with different modalities to maximize the results.
FAQ about Colonics
How do I know if I need colon hydrotherapy?
The best way to find out is to schedule a free consultation with one of our practitioners. Free consultation. No obligations. No pressure. Please call (415) 409-3939 or (650) 365-3640 to schedule a consultation and/or colon hydrotherapy session at our San Francisco or Redwood City office. You can also schedule online if you click here. Our free consultations are not only designed to be informative about colon hydrotherapy. Our practitioners will work with you on your specific goals and symptoms, will guide you to better eating habits, will help you cleanse your body of years of toxic build-up and restore your health.
How much is your colon hydrotherapy session? Do you provide discounts?
$95 per session in San Francisco office and $105 in Redwood City office. Discounts and discounted programs are available. For a limited time, all new clients will receive $10 off at our San Francisco office and Redwood City Office. To receive a promotional coupon, please click here
Why is Colon Hydrotherapy so effective?
Colon Hydrotherapy cleanses the colon: Toxic materials are broken down and removed so they can no longer harm your body or inhibit assimilation and elimination. Even debris built up over a long period is gently but surely removed in the process of a series of irrigations. Once impacted material is removed, your colon can begin again to function as it was meant to. Colon Hydrotherapy is a whole body rejuvenation treatment.
Colon Hydrotherapy exercises the Colon Muscles: The buildup of toxic debris weakens the colon muscles and impairs its functioning. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improves the peristaltic activity (muscular contraction) by which the colon naturally moves material. This will help speed up the transit time of fecal material once the colon muscles have been toned, strengthened, and rejuvenated.
Colon cleanse reshapes the Colon: When conditions exist in the colon, they alter its shape and structure, which in turn cause more health problems. The gentle action of the water, coupled with the massage techniques and experience of the colon therapist, help eliminate pockets of waste and eventually narrowed, spastic constriction, finally enabling the colon to resume its natural state. Other manipulative and massage techniques can help to reshape the colon structure over time.
Colon Hydrotherapy (aka colonic, colon cleanse, colon irrigation, high colonic, hydrocolonic, colon cleansing, colonic therapy) hydrates the body: Our bodies are made up of 65-75% water and with the use of pure water in the colonic; our bodies are able to absorb much needed clean and pure water to hydrate the cells of the body. Read “Water Can Undermine Your Health” by Norman Walker, D.S., to get a full account of what water does within our bodies.
Is there anything I need to do to get ready for Colon Hydrotherapy?
Since your abdomen will be massaged it is a good idea to eat or drink lightly in the two hours immediately preceding a colonic.
What can I expect afterwards?
Most likely, you’ll feel great. You will feel lighter and enjoy a sense of well-being. Any activity you would ordinarily do such as work or exercise is fine. For some, the Colon Hydrotherapy may trigger several subsequent bowel movements for the next few hours; but there usually is not any uncontrollable urgency or discomfort.
I have been told that, to be beneficial, one needs to “take a series” of Colon Hydrotherapy. What does that mean, and is it true?
Having colonics regularly for a while, such as weekly or several times a week is what is referred to as a “series.” We believe that to obtain results of lasting benefits, a series of colonics must be undertaken. Again, this can only be properly considered once an objective has been identified. Please call us to schedule a FREE consultation at (415) 409-3939 or (650) 365-3640. You can also schedule your colon hydrotherapy session and/or a FREE consultation online if you click here.
Are colonics dangerous in any way?
Being an essentially natural process, there is virtually no danger with colon cleansing. Side effects of colon hydrotherapy are very rare and mild. Our intent is to provide a safe and healthy service so that you do not have to worry. Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic has existed in San Francisco Bay Area since 1996. Since then, we have performed more than 200 thousands of different procedures (including colon hydrotherapy, acupuncture, hypnosis, massages and others). We have helped thousands of people to improve their health. We value our clients very highly and are determined to provide them with the best services possible. We use closed system. You are with a trained and certified technician at all times. We will guide you through the process. Please check our reviews on Yelp
If I get too many, will the colon stop functioning on its own? Are colonics habit-forming?
The colonic is a tool intended to be used to create a clean and healthy colon. Our fulfillment comes from assisting you in healing your colon, not in making you dependent upon colonics. Actually, one of its better features is that a colonic irrigation can be used to tone the colon muscle so the colon doesn’t perform so sluggishly.
Will a colonic make me constipated or give me diarrhea?
The most frequent post colonic experience is to have a slight delay in bowel movements and then a resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic. This is not due to the colonic, but rather to the weakness of the muscles in the colon, and should be interpreted as an indication that the colon requires strengthening and healing. Infrequent diarrhea or loose bowels may be experienced. This could be due to the extra water introduced into the colon or to the stirring up of toxic waste.
I’ve heard that I shouldn’t get colonics because it upsets the electrolyte balance. Is this true?
Electrolytes are minerals in the body (mainly sodium and potassium salts) that maintain the proper electrical charge and pH balance (acid and alkalinity balance) in the various organs and tissues of the body. The stomach, for example, should maintain an acidic pH, while the duodenum (first part of the small intestine) should be alkaline (basic) in order for proper digestion to occur. If this balance is disrupted, then digestion will be impaired.
The pH electrical balance in the colon is very near neutral, ideally being slightly acidic. A strong acid or alkaline environment is not necessary because digestion does not take place in the colon. Rather, a major function of the colon is to reabsorb the fluid and electrolytes from the unformed stool that is moving into the colon from the small intestine. After the fluid and electrolytes are reabsorbed and stool is formed, the colon moves the stool into the rectum and out of the body. The majority of the material released during a colonic is formed stool that has already had the fluid and electrolytes removed from it, so the amount lost is very minimal and easily replaced by the body from the food and fluid we ingest.
Some people say that colonics wash out the intestinal flora and valuable nutrients. Is this so?
The truth is that the washing out of putrefied material in the large intestine, which is only partially reached in any colon irrigation, increases the good intestinal flora. Good bacteria can only breed in a clean environment that has been washed free of putrefaction and its accompanying harmful bacteria. That is why the intestines of a newborn baby immediately begin to grow good intestinal flora. Each time you clean out the putrefying “garbage” and make a better environment for the flora, they start to multiply immediately in their natural media.
With this in mind, it is a good idea to supplement with good intestinal bacteria after a colon cleanse or series of colonics so that colonization can take place in a healthier medium, i.e. the intestinal mucosa. Prevention is much easier by assisting your colon in maintaining healthy bacteria rather than waiting until bad bacteria have changed the environment of the colon to an unhealthy state.
What effect does Colon Hydrotherapy have on our immune systems?
The removal of stagnant waste material and hardened, impacted toxic residue could rejuvenate the immune tissue that resides in the intestines. Recent European studies show that 80% of immune tissue resides in the intestines. Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure-all, but an important adjunctive therapy in the overall health care of the patient.
What will be okay to eat after getting a colonic?
What we suggest is that you eat a moderate amount of whatever seems gentle and nourishing to you. Just as it doesn’t make sense to get your car washed and then immediately drive it through mud, eating a meal known to cause trouble in your abdomen directly after getting a colonic isn’t an intelligent choice. Green leafy salads, vegetable soups, vegetable broth, fruit and fruit juices, and vegetable juices are the best choice.
How will I know when the colon is empty?
It will probably never be empty, as it is an organ in continuous use. As more of the old, impacted material is released you will actually feel the water enter higher regions of the colon without any sense of obstruction. The objective ought not to be an empty colon, but rather a well-functioning colon.
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Not sure which Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic location is closer to you? The following should give you a general idea about the distance between the Bay Area’s cities and two offices of Biotherapy Clinic.
|Bay Area Cities||San Francisco Office (distance in miles)||Redwood City Office (distance in miles)|
|Half Moon Bay||31.1||16.1|
|South San Francisco||11.3||16.1|