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What is a Colonic? by Elaine Zeitler

A colonic, also known as colon cleansing, colonic irrigation and colon hydrotherapy, cleanses the colon of toxins gas and accumulated fecal matter by using an internal bath with a steady flow of water throughout the colon. There is no retention of water as with an enema.

What are the Benefits of a Colonic?

Colonics cleanses the colon of impacted and putrefactive fecal matter, offering relief from problems such as fatigue and lethargy, irritability, headaches, gas, constipation, cold extremities and skin issues. Colonics can improve your overall well-being, making you feel lighter and more energetic. It also allows food to be better absorbed in your colon.

How Many Colonics Do I Need?

Depending on one’s condition, the number of treatments will vary. It often takes a number of sessions to soften and loosen fecal matter in the colon. Its effectiveness is increased when combined with proper nutrition and exercise.

Elaine Zeitler is the owner of An Ever Clean Life colonics serving the Hudson Valley, including Rockland and Putnam counties. Natural Awakenings readers save $20 when they mention code 305. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 914-409-7760 or visit

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