I hope my information will help you to determine which therapist is right for you. Remember not all colon hydrotherapist and their equipment is the same. The facilitator's understanding of the device, their experience and training, and how much personal work that therapist has done on themselves, these make all the difference.
Please consider these points when deciding whom you will trust.
Know and understand Colorado law requires the colon hydrotherapist must be a current member of and be certified by I-ACT to practice legally. As of January 1, 2018, all I-ACT members must use FDA registered devices. If you are in question about any equipment, please contact I-ACT.
A cheaper colonic (in the range of $100. or less) doesn't mean you will not receive a good session. On the other hand, a more expensive colonic ($150.~$250. or more) doesn't mean you will get a better session either. Money is always a consideration but should not be the primary determining factor, unless you are truly limited to finances or a geographic area. I feel bargain-deals diminish the value of my profession.
Buying a package may be to your benefit if you are willing to do the work which is not about how many times you are on the table. Be very careful when making financial commitments as some therapists may be more about the sale. Have a detailed written contract with the therapist which includes: the number of sessions purchased; the amount of money you are spending; the amount of money you are saving; who may use these sessions; the end date the series is good to; the policy for cancelation and no show appointments; and the refund policy if any; with the date and signature of both the facilitator and client. Always have a copy of all documents for yourself.
Please, always be cautious of those who make extravagant claims and unreasonable promises. Such myths include: weight loss, strengthening the colon muscles, the repositioning of the large intestine, and removing parasites and worms from the body.
Proper training and skill are crucial to my profession. Unfortunately many therapists have very little training, or have no proper certification, and have fallacious ideas towards colon hydrotherapy, the body, and how it functions.
Always validate all statements made by anyone and ask the therapist to prove their current I-ACT membership, training, certification and they have current liability insurance.
Does the facilitator appear healthy, and do they practice what they preach? Are they grounded, competent, and present for you? Are they providing you proper education during the colonic experience?
My hope is the facilitator you are considering will examine the bigger picture, and will approach you personally and your health challenges as an individual, not as just another person coming into their office. Using large amounts of water during the session, and selling you products, or suggesting some other type of protocol, and expecting you to come back the next day or next week, these not the solutions I would propose.
As stated by the FDA in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Colonic Irrigation (colon hydrotherapy), can only be administered while using a Class 2 device. This may be your deciding factor when choosing a therapist and is very important. Open or Closed System, Ford or Chevy. Ask the therapist to confirm they are using Class 2 registered and cleared equipment. If they don't know, or they are using a Class 1 or non-registered equipment, then you are technically and possibly not legally receiving colon hydrotherapy, by the FDA's definition. If you have any questions regarding the equipment, please contact me.
Please consider using only one-time use disposable speculum or rectal nozzles. To autoclave the stainless steel speculum and then reuse it on another person for colon hydrotherapy is a common practice, for some. Given the probability of cross contamination, personally I would not jeopardize myself or endanger the clients who come to my facility; this is just common sense.
Determine the device is functioning properly. Please have the therapist demonstrate the sanitation procedures of the device. If ever in question, ask them to produce documentation the device has been factory serviced and calibrated, and the device has separate water filters which have been replaced within a responsible amount of time.
Before the session have the therapist review with you the manufacturers list of contraindications, and possible side effects, if any. The instruments we use in our clinic and colon hydrotherapy school do not produce side effects, as indicated by the manufacturers of them.
Please let me know how you are doing, and who you may have found as a facilitator.
James Allred Voted I-ACT Colon Hydrotherapy Instructor of The Year 2016-17