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I just did colonic irrigation

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Ok, so I have just completed a course of 8 colonics over 8 weeks and thought I would share my experience with you. Really I'm just putting this out there so people who may be interested don't need to fear the unknown.

To be clear, when I say colonic, I do not mean a colon cleanse or liver flush, or any liquid, tablet etc. taken orally. I mean when a small tube is inserted into your butt, and your large/lower colon is filled gently filled with warm water. Ok – I think we’re all clear on that point.

Some of my history – I developed acne when I was 19. I am now 32. I have been to several dermatologists, the so called skin “specialistsâ€, who wrote me a bunch of prescriptions all of which I took religiously. The stuff I’ve done includes: several courses of antibiotics; two courses of Accutane (or Roaccutane when I took it); a bunch of over the counter topicals; several thousand dollars worth of facials; IPL (x4); and V-beam (x2). (Oh and I also had my hormones levels tested - they found nothing).

After all these treatments I still had moderate, persistent acne. I had nothing to lose, I needed help. I went to a local colonic irrigation specialist and bought a series of 4 treatments.

I turn up for my first appointment. I wait in a normal waiting room. People come out of a door at the other side of the room, and none of them will have eye contact.

My name is called, and I go through the door to the other side where a nice lady called Elena hands me what looks like a hospital gown and shows me to a changing room with a toilet. She tells me to change, recommends I empty my bladder, and shows me which room to go into once I’m in my gown.

I pee, wash hands, change, and skit down the hall to the “roomâ€, partly because I realize now this “is†a hospital gown and has a big crack up the back which I am endeavoring to hide.

I go into the colonics rooms. I have been to a millions spas, beauty parlours etc. and it kind of looks like that. Quite peaceful, relaxing wave sounds on the CD, a massage table in the middle, and a white machine next to it with a tube out the side. It has lots of knobs and pulleys……

At Elena’s orders I lie on the bed. I am a bit anxious. Elena says to turn on my side away from the machine. She says she will insert the tube up my anus. It is weird and embarrassing. I mean this woman is putting a tube up my butt!?! Dear lord, how did it ever get to this?!? She is very matter of fact about it, however, and discreet. I don’t need to look her in the eye or anything, and as she told me already she’s done this hundreds of times. I’m entirely covered except for that one small and vital area of my body. Once the tube is inserted, she says to roll onto my back and just sit up like normal, which I do. I am now completely covered up and can almost ignore the fact I have a small tube inserted up my rectum.

Elena turns a handle on the white machine and I can feel the water start to enter my lower colon. It doesn’t feel unpleasant. It goes in a slow pace, not a big jet of water or anything uncomfortable. Elena say we’ll continue filling it until I start to get uncomfortable but, the more water in there, the better. I’m really glad I used the toilet. All that water creates a lot of pressure in there making you think you need the toilet. Once I’m as full as I can go she turns the water off, and turns on the reverse, process which brings all that water back out. She then opens the gown, just over my belly, pours some lavender oil on hands and massages my belly. You’d think it would be quite nice having you belly massaged with lavender oil but it’s actually quite intensive. She is really digging in there and massaging the area of my belly where the lower colon is based.

The thinking is: the lower colon is clogged and caked with years of accumulated fecal waste. If you ate a Paleolithic diet you probably would have this issue. If however you have consumed a typical western diet, full of sugars, refined flours, trans fat and more meat than the human body was designed to digest, then you probably still have a whole bunch of undigested crap, literally, clinging to your insides. The water inside your lower intestine is the conduit to get the crap out, but it ain’t going to work alone. The massage physically dislodges said crap. All this time the water is coming. There is a kind of glass tube going through the center of the white machine where you can see what’s coming out of you. It’s completely contained. I can’t smell anything. I can’t hear any water. I just kind of drifts along then out of sight to some unknown place. Obviously, the drain, as I am assured later on. (Not to a bucket in the corner of the room as one of my wide-eyed friends asked me!).

And boy does a lot of crap come out. Obviously you’ll be going to the toilet at some point in the next day and all that comes out with this procedure. But more than just than comes out, I mean a lot more. How did I ever have all this crap up my colon? Elena interprets my poo for me. This is a lot of dried fecal matter. The darker it is the older. There’s a bunch of undigested food. I really need to chew more carefully. There are a couple of pieces of odd shaped poo. Elena says that’s usually the stuff that sticks to the side of the colon and takes the colon’s shape…. Wow – this is weirdly interesting.

We repeat the procedure a couple more times. I’d estimate in total that at least 4 bowel movement equivalents for me anyhow was removed in that session. The hour’s up. I turn on my side. She “disengages†the tube. I’m told to go back to the changing room and sit on the crapper for as long as I need to. I do - the relief! I get dressed again and I feel clean. I mean super clean…and invigorated. The procedure was a bit weird, I’m not going to deny it but I’m not traumatized.

So anyway, I’ve now had 8 sessions, and I’m very encouraged by the results. I had a bunch of cystic nodules on my jaw line up towards my ears which have all cleared up. The acne on my face, which is mainly on my chin and mouth has really started to clear up. My skin is generally a lot less inflamed and red, and, for the first time in ages, is actually able to heal without more acne coming along and ruining it. I also lost some weight. I didn’t really need to but it’s nice to know that excess weight is one problem I don’t need to deal with.

I’m now going to do monthly maintenance sessions. I need to keep this thing going!

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I don't know if I could ever bring myself to do something like that (or even afford it if I wanted to), but I think it's great that you felt able and were willing to share your experience with the rest of us. It's something to keep in mind for future consideration.

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I actually believe in enemas (if you're not evacuating with enuf regularity,) but as far as "dried fecal matter" or "years of accumulated fecal waste" you're completely wrong. Nothing actually gets "stuck" in there, it just doesn't happen and is an old wives tales that gets propagated by posts like this on the internet.

Don't believe me? I've asked a bunch of doctors (colon specialists), surgeons (who operate on the colon) and they've all told me the same thing. They've scoped the colon, had cameras that are swallowed into there for diagnosis, and operated on the intestines and never found any residue or anyting of that nature. There is nothing "stuck" in there from years of eating, it just doesn't happen.

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I actually believe in enemas (if you're not evacuating with enuf regularity,) but as far as "dried fecal matter" or "years of accumulated fecal waste" you're completely wrong. Nothing actually gets "stuck" in there, it just doesn't happen and is an old wives tales that gets propagated by posts like this on the internet.

Don't believe me? I've asked a bunch of doctors (colon specialists), surgeons (who operate on the colon) and they've all told me the same thing. They've scoped the colon, had cameras that are swallowed into there for diagnosis, and operated on the intestines and never found any residue or anyting of that nature. There is nothing "stuck" in there from years of eating, it just doesn't happen.

i dont think its fair to say it absolutely doesnt happen. there are plenty of large people out there who empty themselves like once every other day. i dont like thinking about this hahaha but there has just got to be some sort of vile smelling putrid mass of decaying mc donalds hamburgers and what not up there somewhere. hahahaaaaahahha. there are a lot of marketing schemes out there that try to convince you that you have like 30 pounds of rotting dookie up there.....which is definitely an exaggeration

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i am getting this done tomorrow. Its not just fecal matter, it is a build us of mucus. After years of improper elimination brought on by poor diet we get a build up on the walls of the colon. It is also a build up of the colon lining its self. The colon sheds every 72 hours and when there is improper elimination and a build up its so trapped that it does not shed. Hormones and toxins ( from medications and enviromental toxins)can become trapped in the mucus and cause many different problems including acne, inflammation, IBS, intestinal yeast. By doing this you are loosing this mucus wall and starting a new. Its very beneficial to most people and i am glad to hear people are starting to do it more often!

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Wow, bunnysnuggle, thanks for sharing your experience! I think it's good to have someone explain the procedure, because it's kind of daunting for many people I think, and they don't understand it very well either way. Again, thank-you, and someday I might actually have enough money to do this x]

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MINE DIDN'T GO SO WELL!

Hey Guys,

Well my problem seems to be a sort of reverse one to bunnysnuggle's. I'm 25 years old as of September 2010 last year and i've never really had any acne problems. Actually, no one in my family has. It's been smooth skin sailing from day one, so to speak. However, last year, in an effort to have a lifestyle change and "do the right thing" by eating healthy(which included reducing/trying to stop smoking, trying to drink at most 4 beers a week) and so on, i decided to have a colonic irrigation done at a specialist's office as well. So, i had it done in November last year. I was supposed to have it done 4 times(once a week for 4 weeks) but i only did it once, partly because of my new job that didn't allow me time to leave the office during work hours(i couldn't do it myself at home. i just failed to.) and also getting swamped with preparations for the christmas season. Plus, I didn't think it was necessary to complete the whole 4 rounds(silly assumption on my part i guess). Anyways, a few weeks after the first and only round, my skin broke out like crazy. I mean it was bad. I had pimples on pimples! and they were all over my cheeks and lower jaws! and they were painful! Oh I forgot to mention that slightly before doing my colonic irrigation I'd started on a slightly healthy diet-more fruits, and more water at least 1.5 litres everyday.

I rode this bad new wave of facial erruptions for a while, with the hope that it would go away on its own since i was taking lots of water, eating fruits and so on. It didn't work. I therefore went back to see the specialist, but he wasn't in at that time. I saw his deputy and he told me that i just needed to do the cleansing again but complete all 4 rounds this time. That's what i did. I actually finished the last round last month. Up to this point, nothing has changed, it's new erruption after new painful erruption. I felt that this deputy had given me wrong advice so I made sure I went to see the actual specialist himself yesterday and told him about my dilema. I even carried some photos to show him what my skin looked like before the first colonic irrigation in November and what it looks like now. My pimples are so bad that every single one of them becomes a black scar after it's "popped" on its own. Now, my cheek and lower jaws are covered in a mixture of black spots and painful new pimples. Some of the pimples are deep under the skin too.

Anyways, this specilalist told me that my body was so full of toxins that it is my body reacting to the irrigation. These were his words: "You're rotten inside" meaning that I have to keep doing this irrigation until my skin clears up, and i have to completely change my diet. He asked me if i eat certain things like meat, eggs, etc. and his reactions were evident that i shouldn't be eating those things. He basically proudly spoke of how he eats only fruits, no sugar, no meat, only raw foods, and recommended that i change my diet and try aloe vera tabs and tumeric tabs(which i actually tried earlier this year but they gave me the runs real bad). I really dont know what to do at this point. You see, in the years preceding my November colonic, i basically used to eat or drink anything i wanted and my skin remained flawless. what this specialist also suggested is that i keep doing colonic irrigaitino regularly for the rest of my life-which I think is a bit extreme seeing as this guy also told me that he makes his 14 year old son and other kids do colonic irrigation on a regular basis, which made me raise an eyebrow. I really dont know what to do. I'm so pissed. I just wanted to punch the guy. Rather than giving me proper advice, it was like he was glorifying himself on how he's managed to be a colonic irrigation addict - something I really didn't want to hear considering how much money i've spent already.

Is there anyone that can advise me on this? Should i go ahead and do 4 more rounds of colonics and see if there's any change? could this be an allergic reaction to some of the contents of the irrigation fluid? if they are reactions, can they lead to 6 months of non-stop break outs as is the case with me? Colonic irrigation is usually the cure for acne but in my case it is what caused acne. If there's any more info that you guys might need to ask in order to give me more solid answers, please feel free to do so because I'm sorta clueless right now as to what to do. I've tried those blackhead removers but their use is sorta negated by my constant new erruptions.

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Hey!!!

I was wondering how your acne has gone and what you ended up doing?? I had four colonics six months ago and previous to this never had bad skin but just like you broke out horrifically and also was told my insides are rotten and it all needs to come out before my akin will clear up!! It has also scarred really bad from the pussy red nodules on my skin! I'm absolutely devastated as I had amazing skin before all of this :(

MINE DIDN'T GO SO WELL!

Hey Guys,

Well my problem seems to be a sort of reverse one to bunnysnuggle's. I'm 25 years old as of September 2010 last year and i've never really had any acne problems. Actually, no one in my family has. It's been smooth skin sailing from day one, so to speak. However, last year, in an effort to have a lifestyle change and "do the right thing" by eating healthy(which included reducing/trying to stop smoking, trying to drink at most 4 beers a week) and so on, i decided to have a colonic irrigation done at a specialist's office as well. So, i had it done in November last year. I was supposed to have it done 4 times(once a week for 4 weeks) but i only did it once, partly because of my new job that didn't allow me time to leave the office during work hours(i couldn't do it myself at home. i just failed to.) and also getting swamped with preparations for the christmas season. Plus, I didn't think it was necessary to complete the whole 4 rounds(silly assumption on my part i guess). Anyways, a few weeks after the first and only round, my skin broke out like crazy. I mean it was bad. I had pimples on pimples! and they were all over my cheeks and lower jaws! and they were painful! Oh I forgot to mention that slightly before doing my colonic irrigation I'd started on a slightly healthy diet-more fruits, and more water at least 1.5 litres everyday.

I rode this bad new wave of facial erruptions for a while, with the hope that it would go away on its own since i was taking lots of water, eating fruits and so on. It didn't work. I therefore went back to see the specialist, but he wasn't in at that time. I saw his deputy and he told me that i just needed to do the cleansing again but complete all 4 rounds this time. That's what i did. I actually finished the last round last month. Up to this point, nothing has changed, it's new erruption after new painful erruption. I felt that this deputy had given me wrong advice so I made sure I went to see the actual specialist himself yesterday and told him about my dilema. I even carried some photos to show him what my skin looked like before the first colonic irrigation in November and what it looks like now. My pimples are so bad that every single one of them becomes a black scar after it's "popped" on its own. Now, my cheek and lower jaws are covered in a mixture of black spots and painful new pimples. Some of the pimples are deep under the skin too.

Anyways, this specilalist told me that my body was so full of toxins that it is my body reacting to the irrigation. These were his words: "You're rotten inside" meaning that I have to keep doing this irrigation until my skin clears up, and i have to completely change my diet. He asked me if i eat certain things like meat, eggs, etc. and his reactions were evident that i shouldn't be eating those things. He basically proudly spoke of how he eats only fruits, no sugar, no meat, only raw foods, and recommended that i change my diet and try aloe vera tabs and tumeric tabs(which i actually tried earlier this year but they gave me the runs real bad). I really dont know what to do at this point. You see, in the years preceding my November colonic, i basically used to eat or drink anything i wanted and my skin remained flawless. what this specialist also suggested is that i keep doing colonic irrigaitino regularly for the rest of my life-which I think is a bit extreme seeing as this guy also told me that he makes his 14 year old son and other kids do colonic irrigation on a regular basis, which made me raise an eyebrow. I really dont know what to do. I'm so pissed. I just wanted to punch the guy. Rather than giving me proper advice, it was like he was glorifying himself on how he's managed to be a colonic irrigation addict - something I really didn't want to hear considering how much money i've spent already.

Is there anyone that can advise me on this? Should i go ahead and do 4 more rounds of colonics and see if there's any change? could this be an allergic reaction to some of the contents of the irrigation fluid? if they are reactions, can they lead to 6 months of non-stop break outs as is the case with me? Colonic irrigation is usually the cure for acne but in my case it is what caused acne. If there's any more info that you guys might need to ask in order to give me more solid answers, please feel free to do so because I'm sorta clueless right now as to what to do. I've tried those blackhead removers but their use is sorta negated by my constant new erruptions.

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This was very helpful. Thank you for sharing your experience. I plan on trying this remedy.

Ok, so I have just completed a course of 8 colonics over 8 weeks and thought I would share my experience with you. Really I'm just putting this out there so people who may be interested don't need to fear the unknown.

To be clear, when I say colonic, I do not mean a colon cleanse or liver flush, or any liquid, tablet etc. taken orally. I mean when a small tube is inserted into your butt, and your large/lower colon is filled gently filled with warm water. Ok – I think we’re all clear on that point.

Some of my history – I developed acne when I was 19. I am now 32. I have been to several dermatologists, the so called skin “specialistsâ€, who wrote me a bunch of prescriptions all of which I took religiously. The stuff I’ve done includes: several courses of antibiotics; two courses of Accutane (or Roaccutane when I took it); a bunch of over the counter topicals; several thousand dollars worth of facials; IPL (x4); and V-beam (x2). (Oh and I also had my hormones levels tested - they found nothing).

After all these treatments I still had moderate, persistent acne. I had nothing to lose, I needed help. I went to a local colonic irrigation specialist and bought a series of 4 treatments.

I turn up for my first appointment. I wait in a normal waiting room. People come out of a door at the other side of the room, and none of them will have eye contact.

My name is called, and I go through the door to the other side where a nice lady called Elena hands me what looks like a hospital gown and shows me to a changing room with a toilet. She tells me to change, recommends I empty my bladder, and shows me which room to go into once I’m in my gown.

I pee, wash hands, change, and skit down the hall to the “roomâ€, partly because I realize now this “is†a hospital gown and has a big crack up the back which I am endeavoring to hide.

I go into the colonics rooms. I have been to a millions spas, beauty parlours etc. and it kind of looks like that. Quite peaceful, relaxing wave sounds on the CD, a massage table in the middle, and a white machine next to it with a tube out the side. It has lots of knobs and pulleys……

At Elena’s orders I lie on the bed. I am a bit anxious. Elena says to turn on my side away from the machine. She says she will insert the tube up my anus. It is weird and embarrassing. I mean this woman is putting a tube up my butt!?! Dear lord, how did it ever get to this?!? She is very matter of fact about it, however, and discreet. I don’t need to look her in the eye or anything, and as she told me already she’s done this hundreds of times. I’m entirely covered except for that one small and vital area of my body. Once the tube is inserted, she says to roll onto my back and just sit up like normal, which I do. I am now completely covered up and can almost ignore the fact I have a small tube inserted up my rectum.

Elena turns a handle on the white machine and I can feel the water start to enter my lower colon. It doesn’t feel unpleasant. It goes in a slow pace, not a big jet of water or anything uncomfortable. Elena say we’ll continue filling it until I start to get uncomfortable but, the more water in there, the better. I’m really glad I used the toilet. All that water creates a lot of pressure in there making you think you need the toilet. Once I’m as full as I can go she turns the water off, and turns on the reverse, process which brings all that water back out. She then opens the gown, just over my belly, pours some lavender oil on hands and massages my belly. You’d think it would be quite nice having you belly massaged with lavender oil but it’s actually quite intensive. She is really digging in there and massaging the area of my belly where the lower colon is based.

The thinking is: the lower colon is clogged and caked with years of accumulated fecal waste. If you ate a Paleolithic diet you probably would have this issue. If however you have consumed a typical western diet, full of sugars, refined flours, trans fat and more meat than the human body was designed to digest, then you probably still have a whole bunch of undigested crap, literally, clinging to your insides. The water inside your lower intestine is the conduit to get the crap out, but it ain’t going to work alone. The massage physically dislodges said crap. All this time the water is coming. There is a kind of glass tube going through the center of the white machine where you can see what’s coming out of you. It’s completely contained. I can’t smell anything. I can’t hear any water. I just kind of drifts along then out of sight to some unknown place. Obviously, the drain, as I am assured later on. (Not to a bucket in the corner of the room as one of my wide-eyed friends asked me!).

And boy does a lot of crap come out. Obviously you’ll be going to the toilet at some point in the next day and all that comes out with this procedure. But more than just than comes out, I mean a lot more. How did I ever have all this crap up my colon? Elena interprets my poo for me. This is a lot of dried fecal matter. The darker it is the older. There’s a bunch of undigested food. I really need to chew more carefully. There are a couple of pieces of odd shaped poo. Elena says that’s usually the stuff that sticks to the side of the colon and takes the colon’s shape…. Wow – this is weirdly interesting.

We repeat the procedure a couple more times. I’d estimate in total that at least 4 bowel movement equivalents for me anyhow was removed in that session. The hour’s up. I turn on my side. She “disengages†the tube. I’m told to go back to the changing room and sit on the crapper for as long as I need to. I do - the relief! I get dressed again and I feel clean. I mean super clean…and invigorated. The procedure was a bit weird, I’m not going to deny it but I’m not traumatized.

So anyway, I’ve now had 8 sessions, and I’m very encouraged by the results. I had a bunch of cystic nodules on my jaw line up towards my ears which have all cleared up. The acne on my face, which is mainly on my chin and mouth has really started to clear up. My skin is generally a lot less inflamed and red, and, for the first time in ages, is actually able to heal without more acne coming along and ruining it. I also lost some weight. I didn’t really need to but it’s nice to know that excess weight is one problem I don’t need to deal with.

I’m now going to do monthly maintenance sessions. I need to keep this thing going!

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I actually believe in enemas (if you're not evacuating with enuf regularity,) but as far as "dried fecal matter" or "years of accumulated fecal waste" you're completely wrong. Nothing actually gets "stuck" in there, it just doesn't happen and is an old wives tales that gets propagated by posts like this on the internet.

Don't believe me? I've asked a bunch of doctors (colon specialists), surgeons (who operate on the colon) and they've all told me the same thing. They've scoped the colon, had cameras that are swallowed into there for diagnosis, and operated on the intestines and never found any residue or anyting of that nature. There is nothing "stuck" in there from years of eating, it just doesn't happen.

i dont think its fair to say it absolutely doesnt happen. there are plenty of large people out there who empty themselves like once every other day. i dont like thinking about this hahaha but there has just got to be some sort of vile smelling putrid mass of decaying mc donalds hamburgers and what not up there somewhere. hahahaaaaahahha. there are a lot of marketing schemes out there that try to convince you that you have like 30 pounds of rotting dookie up there.....which is definitely an exaggeration

Yeah that is what's known as constipation. It's more like days worth though, not months and years. Eating a proper diet will clean you out just fine... no need for expensive procedures that are just enemas performed by a stranger with a machine that has a fancy poop viewing window. Performing an enema at home would be fine if you were constipated.

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