It is an interesting feeling to have purified water slowly infused into your colon. But, painful? No. We often wish that when we started our practice that we had put a jar on the desk. In that jar we would put $1.00 for every time a client said to us..."Well...that wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be." If we had done that, we would be writing this in Tahiti. We tell our clients that your first colonic is always your worst colonic in the sense that most people are overly nervous. Sometimes if you have a lot of gas and bloating, you can cramp a little. Many female clients liken it to menstrual cramps. But that's about it. 


Absolutely. At Pathways to Health, we use FDA-approved  equipment.  With a closed system, all the waste is removed through the speculum, through the waste hose and down into the sewer system. No odor, no mess, no smell. And the speculum and hoses are disposable. You get a new unit every time. That way, there is 0% chance of cross contamination between clients. In Addition to this, the Colon Hydrotherapy machine itself allows the therapist to have total control over the water. The temperature of the water is CRITICAL. It is important because we want the colon to RESPOND to the water, not REACT to it. If the temperature is off even several degrees, it could affect the outcome of the therapy.


Absolutely NOT. The fact that they both use water, and both go in the same place, is the only similarity. An enema at best reaches only into the lower part of the colon, however, if we are going to affect the whole body and turn on all of the detoxification systems in the liver, we need to reach all the way up to the appendix area of the colon. That's right, the appendix is part of your colon. Right at the very beginning. There are very sensitive reflex points in that area of your colon that need to be triggered in order to achieve the "colonic effect." When water reaches that part of the colon, that's when the magic happens. 

The short of it is, we don't know. You see, everyone comes to see us for different reasons. Some people are really sick and want to improve their health and some people are really healthy and want to stay that way. Everyone is an individual and should be treated as such. Your treatment program will be, and should be, tailored to YOU. After all, IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU. That being said, you can't expect to turn the world around with respect to your health in just one session. One session will not completely clean out your colon. We start you off, in most cases, with two to three in a row. This has a very powerful effect on the liver and the colon. We need to remove all of the buildup. At Pathways to Health we customize a PROGRAM for you and just YOU. This program is based on where you are at with your health and where you want to be. We can help you get where you want to be. Our goal is to get you there as quickly as we can. 


There are no known negative side effects of Colon Hydrotherapy. That being said, when performed correctly, has a very powerful effect on your BEING. We say being instead of body because you will feel the effects of this therapy in many different ways, and in many different places. Right now, your body is doing everything to maintain what is called Homeostasis, a balance of all systems. Blood pressure, temperature, P.H, heart rate and so on. When you receive Colon Hydrotherapy, a  switch is turned on and your body is now focused on cleaning itself at a much higher level than before. Based on your toxic overload, it is not uncommon to feel the effects after the very first treatment. What will you feel? Again, this is different for everyone. Some feel it more in a physical way at first, some feel it more on an emotional level. This is one of the reasons it's so important to have a trained therapist with you every time you have a treatment. I cannot stress this enough. This is powerful stuff. You will feel it. Those who do this therapy can't be talked out of it. Those who haven't done it, well.... 

There is no pumping, in or out. Not with our treatments anyway. The idea is to GENTLY INFUSE the water into the colon. This means that the flow is controlled and slow. And there is no pumping or sucking the waste out of the colon. Your colon will respond to the treatment and PUSH out its contents all on its own. That's why this treatment is so natural and so beneficial to the colon and the whole body. The colon does all the work. The treatment actually helps your colon become stronger over time. 

There is nothing more miserable than to be pregnant and constipated at the same time. And there is nothing more toxic for your baby. There is no evidence to suggest that colon hydrotherapy is dangerous during pregnancy. At Pathways to Health, we  have had hundreds of pregnant women as clients with nothing but wonderful results. Again, your individual situation has to be taken under consideration, but when you think of the alternatives such as chemical laxatives and stool softeners in your blood stream having an effect on your child, just getting you unclogged with water could be a better choice. Thousands of constipated women have gone to the E.R. because they are plugged up, and the doctor gives them an ENEMA. Ouch. Colon hydrotherapy is much more gentle. Some consider pregnancy to be a contraindication to colon hydrotherapy. You should do your due diligence and ask questions. But why would an enema be safe and not Colon Hydrotherapy ? 

No. Most of the bacteria that is removed from the bowel during a Colon Hydrotherapy treatment is dead bacteria. It comes out with the toxic fecal matter. Studies have been done, and these are published, that have determined that colon hydrotherapy has little, if any, effect on the friendly bacteria count in the colon even after multiple sessions. The Human strain of friendly bacteria adheres to the epithelial lining of the colon wall. It is embedded. You cannot wash it off or out with water. Most people have an overabundance of unfriendly bacteria in their intestines anyway. The ratio should be about 80% friendly bacteria to about 20% unfriendly bacteria.

questions about Colon Hydrotherapy  Bellingham

One of the Greatest Risks  

a human can take is to allow fecal end products to remain in contact with the lining of the colon for more than 3 to 4 days at a time

 Dr JJ Tilden MD 

Of Note: Internal cleansing

is even more important than

cleaning and bathing the physical body on the outside. Many experts claim that the bowel or colon is the hub of the human body. They also claim that toxic buildup in the colon is the precursor to the majority of health issues. 

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Every Tissue is Fed by the Blood, which is fed by the intestines. When the intestines are dirty, the blood is dirty, and so are the organs and tissues. It is the

intestinal tract that invariably has to be cared for first, before any effective healing can take place. 
Dr Bernard Jensen D.C.

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