A gentle and effective method of cleansing and promoting health of the colon (or large intestine) and digestive tract, resulting in improved overall health.
What is colon/colonic therapy?
Colon therapy is a gentle and effective method of cleansing and promoting health of the colon (or large intestine) and digestive tract, resulting in improved overall health. Colon therapy may also be referred to as a colonic or colon hydrotherapy.
Patrice Bullock, Family Nurse Practitioner and owner of New Genesis Center, provides the colon therapy. As a Masters-Prepared FNP, she is licensed by the State of Georgia. Ms. Bullock is also trained through, and a member of, the International Association of Colon Hydrotherapist. She has over 10 years' experience as a provider of colon therapy.
Why would I want to have colon therapy?
Colon therapy may be chosen for assistance in supporting normal bowel regularity and digestive health. Used in combination with nutrition counseling, colon therapy can bring significant benefits to digestive and general health.
Many choose it for correction of constipation, effective detoxification, and as a preventative health/wellness therapy. It may be used in combination with nutritional supplements. Others choose colon therapy for improving their health and in an effort to avoid chronic illness, and others choose to support their health during illness after consultation with their primary health care provider.
If you have specific health questions, our NP will be glad to discuss them with you.
What is involved in having colon therapy?
First, you'll make an appointment, and on arrival for, or prior to your appointment, complete a health/nutrition information form. The Nurse Practitioner will review your information with you, the colon therapy process, discuss nutrition/physical/psychological/spiritual issues impacting your health, and answer questions you may have.
The only preparation for colon therapy is drinking fluids beforehand; however no solid foods are permitted 4 hours before your appointment. Yogurt, soups, and smoothies are acceptable fluids and support ideal conditions for colon therapy.
For the therapy, you'll change into a gown in your private bathroom, then lie on a comfortable therapy table completely covered with a sheet or light blanket. We will then review any questions or concerns you may have. Your privacy is protected during the session.
Warmed, filtered water is gently introduced to carefully fill the colon through a lubricated applicator which is gently inserted into the rectum. The water slowly fills and is emptied from the colon by the body's own natural processes. You and your body are in control at all times during your therapy. Gentle abdominal massage is used to support optimal benefit of the colon therapy.
In most cases, there is no odor, no mess, no exposure to waste.
After dressing, the Nurse Practitioner will review findings as well as provide nutrition and lifestyle measures that will promote and improve your health.
How long does it take?
The process takes about one hour from beginning to end. Your first appointment will take approximately one and a half hours due to the need for more detailed consultation on your initial appointment.
The experience should be generally quite comfortable. Sensations felt are similar of that of having normal bowel elimination. Occasionally brief and mild abdominal cramping may occur.
What if I have other medical conditions?
Call and speak with the Nurse Practitioner or leave a phone number where you can be reached. She will return your call as soon as possible (usually the same day or next day) to answer specific questions. There are specific contraindications to colon therapy and the NP will refer you to your physician/healthcare provider if there are any possible contraindications.
What form of payment is accepted? Does insurance cover this?
Cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover are accepted. Payment is due at the time of visit. Please call us at 229-228-9050 for current consultation/therapy fees.
Insurance may, but does not usually, cover preventative therapies such as colon therapy. Please continue to check with them, however, and let them know of your wishes and support.
Colon therapy or nutrition & lifestyle counseling is not intended as diagnosis or treatment for any disease or illness. The professional providing colon therapy and nutrition counseling doe not provide diagnosis or treatment for any disease or illness nor does she prescribe for treatment of any condition. Please see your physician or healthcare provider for such care or if you have any concerns.