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Learn more about colon hydrotherapy

Sometimes know as colonic irrigation, colon hydrotherapy is one of the oldest therapies, with the first recorded use of it dating back to around 1500BC. Things have moved on a bit since then! Here’s a brief overview, plus some links to detailed information.

What is colon hydrotherapy used for?

It’s a well-established therapy that offers benefits ranging from reduced bloating and enhanced sleep to a clearer complexion and increased vitality. It can relieve symptoms such as constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), yeast infection, headaches, allergies and intolerances.

It is also used as a gentle and highly effective means of preparation before a colonoscopy examination, rather than using an enema or an oral chemical solution.

What does colon hydrotherapy involve?

By using sophisticated equipment such as Dotolo’s Toxygen BSC-UV, colon hydrotherapy enables gentle therapist-assisted cleansing of the entire colon without drugs or chemicals, using filtered temperature-controlled water and single-use disposable consumables. The process is usually carried out in a treatment room, but because the equipment is small and self-contained, it can be used virtually anywhere that has a treatment table and offers sufficient privacy.

Are there career opportunities in colon hydrotherapy?

Yes, and because colon hydrotherapy is a self-contained discipline, it is perfectly normal for someone with no medical knowledge or experience to qualify as a colonic hydrotherapist. The training is quite straightforward and affordable, and leads to a recognised qualification. Many of the people who become colonic hydrotherapists are already involved in providing massage, spa or beauty treatments, or in practising alternative therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, reflexology and so on. About 85% of colonic hydrotherapists are female.

Is colon hydrotherapy equipment expensive?

As you’d expect, the equipment is high-tech and needs to be durable to stand up to ongoing long-term use. It costs a few thousand pounds to buy, but once the consumables used with the equipment are not costly, and maintenance is low. Overall, compared to setting up any business, the costs of becoming a colonic hydrotherapy practitioner are low, and the equipment can normally be paid for out of treatment income within a relatively short timescale.

Where can I find out more?

Here are some very informative links on the website of Dotolo Europe:

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