How Should I Prepare For A Colonic Appointment?

How Should I Prepare For A Colonic Appointment?

Preparing for a colonic appointment involves a few important steps to ensure a successful and comfortable experience. Here are some tips for how to prepare:

  1. Intake Forms: Before your appointment, you will be invited to complete our colonic health questionnaire and colonic disclosure. It is important to review and complete these forms in advance of your scheduled appointment so your colon hydrotherapist can review your responses and contact you to discuss and pre-appointment procedures. If you are experiencing a health condition that may require you to postpone your colonic procedure, your colon hydrotherapist will do their best to contact you to discuss next steps before your scheduled appointment. 
  2. Follow dietary instructions:  Follow these guidelines to ensure an effective colonic cleanse:
    a. 2-3 days before your appointment: Avoid foods that may be difficult to digest and may cause constipation, gas, or bloating (like red meat, fried foods, dairy, gluten, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage). Avoid caffeinated beverages, alcohol, and carbonated beverages. Focus on eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Drink water, herbal teas, and decaffeinated coffee. 
    b. Day of appointment: Stop eating at least 2-3 hours in advance of your appointment.
  3. Hydrate well: Proper hydration is important before a colonic.
    a. 2-3 days before your appointment: Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment to help soften the stool and promote easier elimination. Here is an article that will help you determine how much water to drink. 
    b. Day of appointment: Don’t drink much water in the 2 hours before your appointment, as you will get hydrated during the session.
  4. Avoid certain substances: It’s usually recommended to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and carbonated beverages for a few days before your appointment. These substances can dehydrate you or cause additional gas and discomfort during the procedure.
  5. Consider taking a natural stool softener: If you are constipated, it may help to begin taking Oxy Powder (a natural magnesium-based stool softener) a few days before your appointment. The Oxy Powder may help soften any waste trapped in your colon so you can move more waste out of your colon during the colonic procedure. We sell Oxy Powder at our Midtown and Old Town locations, or you may be able to order this powder through online retailers. 
  6. Plan your schedule: Keep in mind that a colonic appointment can take some time, typically around 60 to 90 minutes (all initial appointments will last 90 minutes). Plan your schedule accordingly, allowing yourself enough time for the appointment without feeling rushed.  While many people have an improved sense of wellbeing after their colonic appointment, some may experience common symptoms of detoxification (e.g. headache, nausea) and may want to rest after their appointment.  Some of our clients also travel long distances to see us, so it is worth mentioning that if you have a long car ride home, it’s advisable to plan to have access to a bathroom for the first hour or so after your appointment. 
  7. Dress comfortably: Wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment, as it will help you relax during the procedure. You undress from the waist down during the procedure.
  8. Consult your healthcare provider: Before scheduling a colonic appointment, you may wish to consult with a functional healthcare provider if you have any health conditions that are contraindications.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 970-472-0995 for clarification or further guidance.

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