Frequently Asked Questions

Natural Healing in Centennial, CO

What to Expect from a Colonic

Colon Hydrotherapy (also known as colonics) is a method of cleaning the colon (large intestine). Our technique for performing colonics at Natural Health and Wellness features an open system that utilizes filtered, purified, and ultraviolet-light treated water to flow into the colon gently, stimulating the colon’s natural peristalsis action to release softened fecal matter, mucous, harmful toxins, and bacteria from the bowel, and at the same time hydrating the colon.

The colon has three layers of muscle, designed to move toxic waste from the body. Colon Hydrotherapy stimulates and exercises these muscles, providing better tone and efficiency. Like any muscle, if not toned and working efficiently it becomes sluggish and will not work at its optimal level. Many health problems arise from the colon: i.e. appendicitis, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, Cohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rectal polyps, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), parasites, and hemorrhoids.

One reason we get constipation is when the colon and the feces become dry. Waste and toxins that remain too long in the colon feed harmful bacteria causing fermentation and petrification which can cause symptoms such as painful bowel movements, gas, bloating, indigestion, headaches, fatigue, acne, and weight gain. These poisons can be absorbed into the bloodstream causing autoimmune disease or self-poisoning leading to more serious health problems.

Is colon hydrotherapy safe?

Yes, the equipment and treatment room are highly sanitized between each use. Each client receives a prepackaged, sterile, disposable nozzle (much like the nozzle used in dental procedures), the size of a pencil. The water is filtered with a fine carbon filter; it is then treated with ultraviolet light to remove even the smallest particles and chemicals from the water before flowing into the client. The equipment is FDA-approved and medical-grade supplies are used at all times. Our colon hydrotherapists have been trained and certified by the LIBBE manufacturer as well as by I-ACT (International Association of Colon Hydrotherapists).

What type of system is used?

At Natural Health and Wellness, we use an open-system LIBBE (Lowered Intestinal Bottom Bowel Elimination) device. It is manufactured in San Antonio, Texas and it is state-of-the-art equipment for colonic use. The devices are FDA-approved, which means they have passed the rigor of being safe and effective medical devices.

What can I expect at my colonic treatment?

Your first colonic treatment will take approximately an hour. Your therapist will review your colonic intake form with you. The colonic intake form provides the therapist with information to determine your colon health. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions. You will then be introduced to the treatment room and the LIBBE device. You will be given a hospital gown and slippers, and you will be draped with a sheet during the entire procedure. The therapist will then provide instructions on how the system works and how to insert the nozzle. The therapist will leave the room giving the client privacy to prepare for their treatment. The device is designed to be user-friendly, and once coached the client can be left to enjoy their treatment privately. The therapist is present but allows the client to have privacy, which often allows the client to have a relaxing and efficient session. Soft music is provided along with aromatherapy if the client wishes to use them to help with relaxation. The session lasts approximately 40 minutes.

How should I prepare for my colonic?

Drink plenty of water, half your body weight in ounces of water minimum. Do not eat for two hours prior to treatment.

What should I do after my colonic?

Again drink plenty of water—and eat lightly. Soups, juice, rice, and steamed or pureed vegetables are an excellent choice after colonics. Probiotics are essential to replenish your colon with friendly bacteria. It is recommended to increase your probiotic dosage on the day of the treatment and the following day. Thereafter you can go back to your daily dose.

Who benefits from colonics?

Everyone can benefit from colon hydrotherapy. Even with the best diets and lifestyles, the colon is a breeding ground for bacteria to grow. Waste left too long in the colon will ferment and putrefy, causing the colon to become toxic. When this condition persists toxins are released into the bloodstream causing disease. The bowel works more efficiently after colonics, allowing for more efficient elimination of waste, and nutrient absorption is improved.

How many colonics are recommended?

It depends on the condition of your colon and digestive system. The client and therapist will come up with a plan that works for each client. Typically it is recommended to do a series of 12 over ten weeks. Two the first week (one today, one tomorrow) and two the second week and one once a week thereafter. The reason for that is the body is exceptionally smart. When we clean the colon, the body starts pulling waste out of the tissue and putting them into the bloodstream. The waste heads for the liver, then back to the colon.

Therefore, the second session on the second day is necessary so that the digested waste is eliminated rather than reabsorbed. The same reason applies to the following two in the second week. After the first four, I then recommend one a week for eight weeks. This slows the detoxification to a gentler more tolerable rate.

Depending on your toxicity level, a few colonic treatments might be all you need to maintain health. However, overcoming lifelong constipation or a more serious illness and achieving vital health may require regular colonics for a longer period of time.

Is colon hydrotherapy habit forming?

No, colonics hydrate the colon and provide tone to the muscle. The colon is a muscle that can become flaccid and weak. Colonics exercises the colon creating better peristalsis (muscular action, much like milking a cow – squeezing together and pulling down at the same time) required to move debris through the colon to eliminate.

Can I have a colonic while I am menstruating?

Colon Hydrotherapy is perfectly safe during this time and will probably decrease the cramps that accompany menstruating.

Will colonics cause any side effects?

Clients say that they feel wonderful after a colonic – lighter, more energy. Because colonics releases toxins you can experience detoxification symptoms such as cramps, fatigue, diarrhea, loose stools, headaches, and possible chills. These symptoms usually go away quickly especially if you follow the instructions of drinking 2-3 liters of water, eating light, taking probiotics and getting extra rest. The second session is necessary so that you can eliminate the toxins that get stirred up.

Who should NOT get a colonic?

Unless you have discussed colonics with your doctor, they are contraindicated if you are currently experiencing any of the following:

  • Abdominal Hernia.
  • Abdominal surgery.
  • Abnormal distention/masses.
  • Acute liver failure.
  • Anemia.
  • Aneurysm.
  • Carcinoma.
  • Cardiac conditions.
  • Crohn’s disease / ulcerative colitis.
  • Dialysis patients.
  • Diverticulitis.
  • Fissures / fistulas.
  • Hemorrhoidectomy.
  • Intestinal perforation.
  • Lupus.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Rectal surgery.
  • Renal insufficiencies.
Am I a good candidate for Colon Hydrotherapy?

Do not participate in a Colon Hydrotherapy session if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Anal Fissure/Fistula (a tear in the colon).
  • Anemia (severe).
  • Aneurysm.
  • Cardiac Disease (severe, uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure).
  • Cirrhosis.
  • Colitis (acute).
  • Colon Cancer.
  • Colon Surgery (less than twelve months post-op requires a doctor's referral).
  • Colostomy.
  • Crohn's disease (acute inflammatory or bleeding stages).
  • Intracranial Hypertension.
  • Diverticulitis.
  • GI Hemorrhage/Perforation (history of requires a doctor referral).
  • Hemorrhoids (in a severely inflamed or severely bleeding stage).
  • Rectal Bleeding (other than minor hemorrhoids).
  • Hernia (abdominal/inguinal).
  • Kidney Dialysis.
  • Pregnancy (up to 4 months).
  • Renal Insufficiency.
  • Tumor in the Rectum or Large Intestine.
  • Ulcerative Colitis (active or bleeding).
  • Water Fasting (currently).

If any of this applies, please contact Bethany at (720) 272-1802 to discuss.

What to Expect from LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy)

Cold Laser therapy aims to stimulate damaged cells by using specific wavelengths of light chemically. Chemically damaged cells stimulate the pain cycle. Lasers excite the cell’s mitochondria, thus creating more energy within the cell by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons.

The skin absorbs these photons via a photo-chemical effect, not photo-thermal; therefore, it does not cause heat damage to the tissues. Once the photons reach the cells of the body, they start a cascade of cellular activities. Lasers can increase the production of enzymes, ATP synthesis, stimulate mitochondria, increase vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, and elevate collagen formation substances to prevent the formation of scar tissues. This is a crucial step in reducing chronic myofascial pain. Simply put, lasers allow patients to get out of pain faster and heal

The laser is totally safe and easy to use. Professor Andre Mester began using low-power lasers in medicine in 1967. Dr. Mester is recognized by many as the grandfather of laser therapy. Since then, the cold laser has become one of the most versatile tools we have ever used.

Cold lasers have stimulating effects rather than destructive ones. It may just be the perfect conjunctive tool for chiropractic treatments. There are so many clinical applications of the cold laser, acute and chronic pain reduction, reduce inflammation, enhanced tissue healing, and cell regeneration. Studies have shown rapid pain reduction and faster recovery times, far exceeding conventional methods.

Unlike high-power, “hot” lasers which have shorter wavelengths, and have catabolic effects that can deliberately destroy tissue in cauterizing and surgical applications, low-power, “soft”, “cool”, or “cold” lasers have longer wavelengths that have anabolic effects that promote rapid reduction of pain, accelerate healing time, and accelerate growth and repair.

Benefits of Laser Therapy:

  • Non-Toxic.
  • Virtually No Contra-Indications.
  • Non-Invasive.
  • Easy to Apply.
  • No Side Effects or Pain.
  • Very Safe.
  • Highly Effective for Patients (more than 90% efficacy).
  • Superior Alternative to Analgesics, NSAIDs, Other Medications, and Other Modalities.
  • Reduces the Need for Surgery.

Biological Effects of Cold Laser Therapy

  • Rapid Cell Growth— Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
  • Faster Wound Healing— Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
  • Increased Metabolic Activity— Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells, and greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).
  • Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation— Laser light reduces scar tissue formation following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns, or post-surgery.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Action— Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or joints’ inflammation to give enhanced joint mobility.
  • Increased Vascular Activity— Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
  • Stimulated Nerve Function— Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.
  • Anti-bacterial, Anti-Viral, Anti-Fungal: Has been documented to help the body eliminate bacteria and other infections. (Violet Laser)

Cold Laser therapy treats a variety of conditions including:

  • Acute and Chronic Pain.
  • Arthritis.
  • Back Pain.
  • Bursitis.
  • Carpal Tunnel.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Ligament Sprains.
  • Muscle Strain.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries.
  • Tendonitis.
  • Burns.
  • Swelling.
  • Sports Injuries.
  • Joint Injuries and Pains.
  • Wound Healing.
  • Plantar Fasciitis.
  • Post-Operative Healing.

Erchonia Laser Treatment – Decreases pain and inflammation and increase range of motion

Erchonia Laser is used to enhance tissue recovery, is effective in accelerating healing for burns and wounds, and significantly advance/speed up injury healing time. Low-Level Laser Therapy promotes healing in many conditions, including chronic/acute pain and other joint and neurological conditions.

Erchonia’s lasers made history by becoming the first to receive FDA market clearance for the treatment of chronic pain and increasing range of motion, proven through two double-blind IRB studies. The Erchonia Lasers are the most advanced lasers on the market, with their sleek revolutionary design, patented line-generated beam, and the ability to program independent frequencies in all of their family of lasers. It has been found to be extremely beneficial for enhancing and accelerating wound healing and reducing acute inflammation.

Unlike high-power lasers that use heat and destroy tissue, low-energy lasers affect the cellular energy of the underlying tissue. Hot lasers have a thermal effect and have an output of 1MW or above. Cold (or) Low-Level Lasers do not have a thermal effect on the tissue: lasers that stimulate biological function have an output below 10mw- milliwatts (ten one-thousandth of a watt).

With over 200 clinical studies – many of which are double-blind, placebo-controlled – and in excess of 2000 published articles on LLLT (low-level laser therapy), this innovative technology has a well-documented research and application history. Having grown far beyond its distant Institutional Review Board (IRB) and experimental treatment status. LLLT is now being considered a therapy of choice for difficult pain management challenges such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain.

Low-Level Laser Therapy is FDA-cleared to successfully treat many conditions such as acute and chronic pain reduction, repetitive use disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, soft tissue strains and sprains, inflammation reduction, enhanced tissue wound healing, and cell regeneration.

What to Expect from the Healy Frequency Device

Healy machine is a portable device with frequency technology to support balancing and harmonizing the physical, mental and emotional body through low frequency electrical stimulation. 

The Healy device is a device that, based on the discoveries of quantum physics, is capable of measuring and analyzing the vibrations of our body, that is, it can identify which frequencies are causing the imbalance in our body.

Quantum medicine is based on the idea that all living organisms have a quantum or bioenergetic field that can be manipulated to promote health.

The Healy device aims to interact with this bioenergetic field.

It employs particular microfrequency currents to target specific areas of the body, mind and influence your emotional state.

Quantum medicine can be a fundamental complementary tool in the healing process.

Healy device has specific programs to address a wide range of health problems, from stress and anxiety to chronic pain and depression.

What to expect from an Ion Cleanse Foot Bath

An Ion Cleanse Foot Bath is a detoxification method that involves immersing your feet in a basin of warm water while a small device generates a low-level electrical current. This current helps create positively and negatively charged ions in the water, which are then absorbed through the skin.

During the treatment, you may notice changes in the water’s color, which is often attributed to the release of toxins from the body. The experience is generally relaxing, and many people find it soothing. The session typically lasts around 30 minutes.

Here's what you can expect during an Ion Cleanse Foot Bath

  • Preparation: You'll be asked to remove your shoes and socks before immersing your feet in the water.
  • The Ionization Process: The device in the water creates ions that interact with your body, promoting the release of toxins through the feet.
  • Water Color Changes: The water may change colors during the session, which some practitioners believe corresponds to specific toxins being eliminated.
  • Sensation: You might feel a tingling sensation, but the experience is generally gentle and painless.
  • Post-Treatment: After the session, you may feel relaxed, and some users report improved energy levels.

For new users, it's essential to stay hydrated before and after the treatment to support the detoxification process. Individuals with certain health conditions or pregnant women should consult with a healthcare professional before undergoing an Ion Cleanse Foot Bath.

Additional Considerations

  • Hydration is Key: Drink plenty of water before and after to help flush out released toxins.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Wear comfortable attire as you'll remain seated during the session.
  • Consultation: If you have health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before starting the treatment.

What to expect from Nutritional Coaching and Organic Superfoods

What to expect from Nutritional Coaching Organic Superfoods

Your body has an innate ability to repair itself when it is given the tools to do so. Detoxifying the body to remove the obstacles to healing, combined with nutrient-dense superfoods is a powerful combination to reduce inflammation and bring your body into homeostasis. Thousands of lives have been changed through the Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation, and I am proud to partner with Purium to bring you this easy, sustainable, and affordable way to nourish your body every day. It's a new paradigm for fueling and caring for your body.

When you decide to take this journey with me, you will receive my expertise and mindset coaching for no additional fee.

Call (720) 272-1802 to book a free consultation with Bethany Bosworth, BSN, RN.

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NHW Colon Hydrotherapy Clinic & Alternative Healing Center serves Greenwood Village, Centennial, & Denver. We are located in the Greenwood Medical Plaza Center Building on the 1st floor, Suite #111.

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