Asheville, NC Colonic Irrigation

Asheville, NC Colonic Irrigation

Health & Wellness Naturally

Safe, Gentle and Effective

Christine Williams has been providing safe, gentle and effective colon therapy for 25 years in Asheville, NC

What is colon hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy, colonics, and colon irrigation are all different terms for the same procedure, which the colon is gradually and gently cleansed by flushing the large intestine with warm water. A disposable, sanitary speculum is used for the therapy. I use the gentle gravity technique developed by Dr. Wood of the Wood Hygienic Institute This is a completely enclosed system equipped with water purification and filter systems.

What do medical doctors say about colonics?

Before the use of laxatives became common, enemas, and even colon hydrotherapy treatments, were used in medically and in hospital. For a more detailed account of medical opinion, go to, read the article entitled, “Value of Colon Hydrotherapy Verified by Medical Professionals”.

Why are colonics necessary?

The colon is the final five feet of the digestive tract. It consists of a hollow tube like organ made up of layers of muscle that moves digested food and waste along by a wavelike motion known as peristalsis. The primary function of the colon is to absorb water, electrolytes and some vitamins, as well as, preparing and storing fecal waste for elimination.

Ingestion of processed food, a high stress lifestyle, and widespread use of antibiotics can all disrupt the proper function of the colon. Virtually everyone has waste (or plaque) built up on the colon wall. Toxins resulting from putrefaction and fermentation of the stagnant waste are absorbed through the colon wall and into the bloodstream. The plaque buildup also interferes with absorption of vital nutrients, both in the small intestine and large bowel. Although a high fiber diet is helpful, only a completely raw food diet will keep the colon clean naturally, otherwise some colon cleansing will always be necessary.

How is it done?

The colonic procedure is administered by repeatedly filling of the colon with warm filtered water. It not only flushes loosened waste out the colon, but it also stimulates the colon muscles to contract. This acts as exercise to effectively strengthen and tone the colon musculature. This is why colon hydrotherapy is actually beneficial to your colon, and is not addictive the way laxatives are. Colonic hydrotherapy can be an excellent way to restore optimal bowel function.

What are the risks of an unhealthy colon?

Colon health is a huge issue today. Up to 600 million dollars are spent annually on laxatives in the United States. Every year 126,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Of these, 44% will die as a result of the disease. At least two million Americans suffer from colitis and diverticulitis, and 100,000 Americans have a colostomy each year. Periodic colon cleansing can promote efficient elimination, and help minimize exposure of cancer causing agents to the colon wall.

Typically, people express that they feel more relaxed and refreshed and have more energy and mental clarity, after having the colonic procedure.

How should I prepare?

On the day of your colonic:

  • Don''t eat a large meal within three hours of your session
  • Don''t drink anything within one hour of your session
  • You might want to eat light foods such as fruit, salad, steamed vegetables, and whole grains on the day of your colonic
  • Post session, it is normal to feel quite hungry. For best results maintain the cleansing diet.

A cleansing diet is recommended prior to your colonic

  • Stay well hydrated: drink 1/2 oz of water/ lb of body weight
  • Lots of leafy greens and salads
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Plenty of fresh fruit
  • Whole grains such as whole grain bread and brown rice
  • Eat less meat, and use only organic lean meats, fish or chicken
  • Limit the use of dairy products
  • Drink Kangen water, if possible

How often should I have colonics?

While regular colon cleansing can be a very beneficial part of a natural health regimen, there is no common prescription. Everybody has a different constitution, issues, and goals so a program is determined based on all of these factors. The International Association of Colon Therapy ( suggests two sessions during weeks one and two, subsequently one session per week during weeks three through ten. Frequency for maintenance can be monthly, or quarterly depending on the individual.

What Does it Cost?

Health & Wellness Naturally Colon offers a 3 colonic package special in effort to make colon cleansing affordable to more clients. Clients can decide to pay $75.00 per session or purchase three sessions for $200.00. We always schedule an additional 30 minutes for a consultation with your first visit, otherwise, sessions are about an hour long. There is no additional charge for the consultation. Questions by phone or email are always welcome. I accept payment by cash on the first visit, cash or check thereafter.

Health & Wellness Naturally is located 10 minutes from downtown in charming West Asheville

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