Recently, I received an email from a client who inquired about the value of getting multiple colonics, and about optimal spacing of treatments. The following is my response, which might benefit some of my Oasis Colonics readers.

“Your question about whether three colonics, three days in a row is “too much” depends totally on your preparedness and ability to release old waste.Many people do multiple colonics in a row, sometimes 12 in a 2-week period, or one per day for a month, with very satisfying results. Normally these clients are following a relatively rigorous detox protocol that promotes the rapid release of toxins from the body, such as a raw vegetable juice fast, a cleansing weight loss diet or a dietary program at an in-residence health retreat. Colonics are like opening the windows when you’re cleaning your house…not mandatory, but extremely helpful and effective at moving out the dust!

On the other hand, many people choose to move excess waste out at a slower pace, perhaps doing one colonic per week, spaced out over a longer period of time. Their decisions are often based on financial concerns, health considerations, work schedules and/or limited knowledge of the detox process.

When cleaning anything, we normally use tools like “soap, sponges, scrub brushes, mops and brooms” to loosen, wipe, scratch, soak and sweep dirty debris from the surface of our intended project. Then, we bring rinse water to the scene, and splash away the filth and junk.

Colonics can be compared to the rinsing process after cleansing products assist in getting the old waste material dislodged, broken-up and turned into sludge that can then, more efficiently, be released from the large intestine. Effective colon cleansers have long been promoted by natural health proponents, and doctors practicing alternative medical treatments and detox therapies. Fibers, such as flax seed meal, psyllium husks, apple pectin and chia seeds, as well as drawing and stimulating agents, such as bentonite clay and various herbal combinations, not-to-mention cleansing foods and juices, are commonly used.

Washing a filthy floor requires soaking, soaping and scrubbing before the mop can effectively sop up the dirt. Similarly, colonics produce more satisfying results when the bowel, likewise, has been adequately prepared for the release of years-old, built-up and caked-on crapola.