Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Talk to the colon therapist on the phone to get a feel of the professionalism and level of comfort you feel with them. Don't feel that any question is too embarrassing or out of scope with the therapist. A qualified therapist should be happy to answer your questions and encourage your feelings.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. There are three different methods of colonics. The method I use, the closed gravitational method, is the grandfather of colonics. It uses gravity at 1 pound of pressure per square inch verses 3 pounds of pressure for the closed machine 'high pressure' method. The colon reacts to pressure by contracting so many people find this 'high pressure' method too uncomfortable. The third method is the open gravitational method. You insert a small tube into the rectum and need to push gas and feces pass it into a hole beneath you that is in the table you are lying on. Typically you do this type of colonic by yourself without the therapist present due to the embarrassment that can accompany it. The two closed methods mentioned earlier use a speculum inserted into the rectum that opens the anus enough to allow the easy passage of waste without causing discomfort and there is no embarrassing odors or sounds.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. What method of colonics do you use? How do you maintain a sterile environment? How many colonics does a person typically need? How long have you been in business? What is your establishment environment like?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. What is their chief health concern? What do they expect colonics to accomplish for them? Are they ready to be involved in their health care by being pro-active?
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. Just Ask Madison!
I would like to share a recent experience with you that I found both funny and very encouraging.
I first met 10-year-old Madison early this year. She is a very intelligent and caring child, truly a delight to know. When she first came to my office she had suffered from constant abdominal pain, constipation, (the last time she had a bowel movement was a week prior), as well as she was always tired. Being always tired at 10 years old is definitely not fair! I explained the importance of good healthy fiber from food to her and her mother, i.e. fruits, vegetables and whole grains as well as drinking water regularly. After the second colonic her bowels were eliminating daily but it was evident that we were not quite finished since she still had plenty of gas, a sign of old putrefied waste. A few more colonics and she were feeling excellent, both with her abdomen and her energy. It was wonderful to watch her already sparkling personality really come alive! Typically, after we reach this point I recommend for a future follow-up colonic since it is not uncommon for the colon to try to go back to old bad habits and in this way the colonic will help encourage healthy peristalsis to continue. She was scheduled for a 2-month follow-up. During this two month time period her mother, Tracy, decided to see me. She had suffered for years with IBS, (irritable bowel syndrome). We had made some good progress with Tracy during this time and she had considerable relief.
For quite awhile Madison had planned a weeklong trip across country with her girls scout troop with her mother going along. One can only imagine the kinds of food that would be eaten on such a trip. As coincidence would have it though, Madison’s two-month follow-up colonic with me was just two days after they returned. As Madison and her mother walked in my office I heard quite a bit of commotion. Tracy was begging her daughter for her appointment. Madison’s firm reply was, “No way mom, I’m keeping my appointment, you make your own.” And so Madison had her colonic.
Many people would think that having a colonic would be horrible, obnoxious, embarrassing, and probably many other things. Well I think this story dispels all of that. Just ask Madison!