Able Body Colon Therapy

Attain the health and awareness you seek

Able Body
Colon Therapy


Lebanon, TN
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of equipment do you use?

    We use the FDA approved Closed system called the HydroSan. We also use the Clearwater Traveler, the only FDA approved portable equipment when we travel to other destinations.We chose the closed system due to the no mess, no fuss and no odor associated with treatments given with closed systems. All equipment is equipped with internal pressure sensors and gages to assure the safety of those receiving treatments. After each treatment, the machine is flushed out thoroughly for 5 minutes with Hospital grade sterilizer used to sterilize instruments for surgeries. There are view tubes on the machines that allows you to see what is exiting the body if you so wish to see. There are seperate inflow and outflow mechanics insuring no cross contamination from the clean water going in and the debris moving out. Feel free to check out the units at Specialty Health Products in Phoenix AZ, or Clearwater Colon Therapy for the Traveler system.

  • Why Colon Hydrotherapy?

    The colon is central and essential to the body. If your colon is clogged or "sick", than the rest of your body is soon to follow suit. In American diets, unfortunately we ingest refined and processed foods high in saturated fats and low in fiber. In actuality, it should be reversed....but let's talk reality. Even when we try to eat healthy, a lot of the foods that say healthy or claim to be low in this or that are always making up for it somewhere else. An entirely organic diet is not feasible for many people due to time constraints or money constraints.

    The foods that are high in fats and refined foods slow down metabolism and the ability to digest the foods by all organ systems. Yet, we eat repeatedly throughout the day, only compounding the problem. If the first meal is processed food, the body has not fully digested it's properties by the time you eat your second meal. So then you not only have your first meal to properly digest, but your second one as well....this goes on and on throughout the day as you eat. The body starts to store the foods as fat in order to have time to metabolize the other foods coming down the path. When the colon is strong, it properly rids food faster and absorbs the nutrients properly. Waste is eliminated and not stored as fat. It allows all organ systems to NOT become overloaded or stressed with extra work trying to break down substances that are time and energy consuming. That is precisely why you feel better when you eat better. Colon Hydro Therapy helps to rid the waste that is stored and aids the sluggish colon.

    One key to our health is in a properly functioning colon. This is important for two reasons. First, to properly absorb nutrients, and second to efficiently remove waste material and prevent it from poisoning your body. Improper waste removal is how autointoxication begins. When waste putrefies in the colon, it absorbs into our bloodstream and causes damage to other parts of the body. You may think that this is not a problem for you, but you may be surprised to learn that you should be having bowel movements 2 to 3 times per day. The general rule is "one meal in, one meal out". Very few people actually have this type of regular function due to improper diet and the junk food oriented society in which we live. Normal colon function is in fact, very rare. Dr. Harvey W. Kellog has stated, "Of the 22,000 operations I personally performed, I never found a single normal colon.

  • Is Colon Therapy Embarassing?

    Absolutely not. Here is what will happen during colon therapy. A small tube is gently inserted into the rectum. The tube carries water in and out of the large intestine/colon. There is no embarassing odor and no messy cleanups. In fact, it is very relaxing. You stay dressed from the waist up and you are completely covered during the entire session from the waist down.

  • Does it hurt?

    The initial penetration into the rectum is uncomfortable, but NOT painful. During the session, you may feel some very slight cramping in the stomach and this lets you know that the water has broken down the old material inside your colon and ready to be expelled. You will feel amazingly light after your session and realize how much you benefit from having regular cleansing sessions.

  • How many sessions does it take to clean my colon?

    Rarely will one session eliminate the debris or parasites found in the colon. The initial session is a great start and I can go over with you in detail what kind plan will work for you individually. Everyone is different in the amount of impactions they have. If fewer sessions are needed or if I feel that a maintenance regime would be best for you than that is the plan of action we can discuss. My goal here is to help you feel better with the least amount of visits possible. Time and money are not something any of us like to give up and I completely understand. I do however suggest that maintenance be followed after the colon is clean to alleviate problematic symptoms or having to start a new regime all over again. Maintenance could be once every two or three weeks, or even once a month after the initial plan is completed!

  • What forms of payment do you take? Will insurance pay for this?

    Unfortunately in Tennessee, insurance will NOT pay for colon-hydro therapy, also known in insurance lingo as enterstomah procedure. Insurance companies are definitely starting to look at the procedure as preventative and taking steps toward looking into covering the procedures, but as of now, it is not covered in TN. It is covered in other states, but we have yet been recognized for that here. I suggest to everyone who has insurance to write to your insurance companies and demand they start the coverage. They add benefits when the demand is greatest.

    At Able Body Colonics, we take cash, check, or major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover

  • Do you have weekend appointments?

    No. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm.

  • Do you take walk-in appointments?

    We highly recommend that you call ahead since I do schedule my clients in hour incraments. I would hate for you to walk in right as one person is starting their session only to find out there is someone else scheduled right behind them. So the answer is, please call ahead and I will do my very best to schedule you during the day that works best for you. But, if you are ever in the neighborhood....please stop by, I would love to see you!!!!!

  • Could you explain some about the treatment itself?

    The only preparation I would say to do before a cleaning is to NOT drink or eat 30 minutes before your session. Until your colon is clean, do not take herbal cleansing before hydro therapy because it will only be washed out by the hydro therapy....not to mention it is not effective until your colon is in a state that it can readily absorb the properties of those herbal remedies, and this is also why so many people do not feel a difference with their daily vitamins either.The wonderful thing about Colon Hydro Therapy is that it is appropriate for ages 6 years and up. Let me just give you the difference between what some people think of colonics. Colon Hydro Therapy is NOT an enema and cleans much deeper than colonics. An enema cleans only the rectum portion of your colon. (which is about 3-4 inches in length).The colonics cleans only the rectum and sigmoid portion of your large intestine, equivalent to about 18 inches. Hydro Colon Therapy is able to clean the entire length of your colon, which is 5-7 FEET long, depending on your body type. Huge difference....and by the way, your colon is your large intestine, which is a very large muscle.

    The colon averages 150 cms. (60 inches) in length. The colon is divided into four segments: the ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon and sigmoid colon. There are two bends (flexures) in the colon. The hepatic flexure is where the ascending colon joins the transverse colon.(close to the liver) The splenic flexure is where the transverse colon merges into the descending colon.(close to the spleen). The Cecum is the first portion of the large bowel and is joined to the small bowel at the ileocecal valve. The appendix lies at the lowest portion of the cecum. The ascending colon is about eight inches in length, extends upwards from the cecum to the hepatic flexure near the liver.The transverse colon is usually over 18 inches in length and extends across the upper abdomen to the splenic flexure.The descending colon, usually less than 12 inches long extends from the splenic flexure downwards to the start of the sigmoid colon.The sigmoid colon is S-shaped and measures about 18 inches long. It extends from the descending colon to the rectum. The rectum is a curved pouch that lies in the hollow formed by the sacrum and connects with the anal canal at its lower end.

  • Refunds?

    We do not give refunds for services. However, we are very much in the business of satisfaction so if there is something that we need to work on to make your visit more enjoyable, please feel free to communicate openly and honestly at anytime. Your satisfaction is our main goal.

  • What are some suggestions on what I should do to gain the most from my cleanse?
    To gain the most from your experience from Colon Hydro Therapy, I would suggest the following:
    1. Educate yourself thoroughly about the procedure

    2. Before your initial visit, eat completely normal so you are fully aware of your body and how it feels prior to the procedure. Those who fast before procedures have no idea if the procedure is making the difference or the therapy. We want to see how the body reacts to riding itself of debris in real dieting before, no fasting...just be normal so we can gain a clear picture of how much better you feel from the therapy alone.

    3. AFTER the initial visit, that is when you can start adjusting your diet to the more healthy lifestyle you are looking for. More fruits and vegetables, no fast food, that kind of thing. I suggest you speak with a Nutritionist to plan a strategy for your goals.

    4. I cannot stress enough how important it is to drink water. Water water water!!

    5. Avoid caffeine and carbonated drinks

    6. Limit dairy to avoid a surplus of mucus buildup.

    7. Get moving, Start a healthy exercise plan that you and your doctor discuss.

    8. Commit and stick to the plan...once you start, dont stop until you have finished your regiment. Dont waste your time or money...follow through!!

    9. Did I mention drink water??!!

    10. Spend time on yourself. Dont feel guilty for spending 1-2 hours a day on making yourself healthy. We are all extremely busy, but what's the point in working hard if you are not going to be healthy enough to enjoy the fruits of your labor??? Take time for yourself, love yourself and be happy with your decision to do so. Those around you will feel and see the difference and will support you more than you know!!

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