i had my first colonic, and now that i’ve had time to get back to normal i thought i would share my thoughts with you guys.
originally, my husband had the appointment, and it made him feel so good that he convinced me to also have it done, right on the spot. (imagine how persuasive he must be- he got me to undress and have water shot up my bottom!)
for anyone who isn’t familiar with the procedure, here are the basics. you lay back on a table, a hose is inserted into the anus, and water flows into the colon where it will loosen any waste and debris. there’s a collection tub under your bottom, so you just release right there, on the table. i know it’s weird. some places do it differently, they have a tech there to insert the hose, and when you feel full of water they remove it so you can move your bowels, then they put it back.
i didn’t know what to expect. i watched my husband’s procedure, and despite his omnivorous tendencies, he was surprisingly clean with no mucus. towards the end of his procedure, some impacted waste began to clear out, and the tech recommended a second visit.
on the other hand, i seemed to be less clean… and i was totally shocked and mystified- at first. then i realized that the waste i was releasing was just what i had eaten that day and maybe the day before, but in less than ten minutes i was only expelling clean, clean water. (btw, i’ve been about 99% raw since last march)
so here’s my opinion. if you are new to a raw-vegan lifestyle, it will probably be worthwhile to have it done. my husband reported feeling lighter and more energetic, and had a generally more positive demeanor, even at work.
however, since i always feel rather light and energetic, i didn’t notice much of a change. in the end, i decided i won’t have it done again because it is a bit uncomfortable in more ways than one, and until my flora was restored my digestion was all wacky.
if anyone decides to go ahead and have this done, i would recommend finding a facility that uses a system called “the angel of water.” this is more user-friendly than the standard way. just take my word for it.