Curious About Colonics? I Took One for the Team

I’ll try most things once.

So when someone in the Durham Region Health Hub Facebook Group asked about colonics, I decided that I would be the guinea pig.

My digestion is alright, but I could go to the bathroom better, and I was curious to see if I had any yeast hanging out in my gut.

I went to a colon hydrotherapist in Ajax. And overall my experience was okay. Not amazing, but not bad either.

If you’re thinking of going, here’s what you should know:

1. There’s a lot of abdominal massaging, so if you enjoy that, you will like this.

2. It’s a weird feeling to have your colon flushed out. It makes you feel like you have to go. Don’t worry, you won’t, it’s all going out a tube. No accidents. My therapist assured me of that. I trusted her and hoped for the best.

3. My stomach was flatter for about a day. If you have a big event and you want to look trim it might be a good idea.

5. When they insert the metal piece that pushes water in your bum, it’s okay. It’s not as traumatic as I thought it would be.

6. You can see everything leaving your body. You don’t have to look. But body functions don’t gross me out, so it was pretty cool.

Would I get one again? Maybe. But it’s not at the top of my list.

Who I think it’s good for: If you worry you have a lot of yeast in your colon or if you feel severely constipated. All your stool is hard pellets. If you are a 1 or 2 on the Bristol Stool Chart, then a colonic might be helpful.

Bristol stool chart

I went to see Florence Caie at the Miranda Naturopathic Clinic in Ajax, ON. Here’s Florence describing the procedure.

Curious about my experience? Post questions in the comments.

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