the Intestinal Health Institute, you work with Sheila Shea
MA, a certified Colon Hydrotherapist in practice 37 years.
Sheila has expertise with abdominal massage that accompanies
the session as well as working with challenging cases.
Shea is also able to work with you nutritionally and create
a detoxification program that will support your health goals.
Recently, she became a certified GAPS™ Practitioner.
The Gut and Psychology Syndrome Program has been developed
by Neurologist and Nutritionist, Natasha Campbell-McBride
MD for neurological disorders, mental illness, auto-immune
conditions and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
We want your visit to be relaxing, educating and supportive
to your health.
resources are available on this page to allow for your best
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sessions are by appointment. On the first session, you arrive
20 minutes early to fill out the Health Questionnaire. For your
convenience and to save you the 20 minutes, you are able to
download the Health Questionnaire, fill it out at your convenience
and bring it to the office completed on your first visit.
Preparation Using Colon Hydrotherapy
now have the opportunity to use colon hydrotherapy as a preparation
for Colonoscopy. The results are more effective and comfortable.
The Intestinal Health Institute offers you 2 options to prepare
your colon or large intestines for your Colonoscopy.
schedules to prepare your bowel for examination:
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 1 is 2 days prior to exam.
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 2 is 1 day prior to exam.
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 3 is the morning or afternoon
of the exam.
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 1 is 7 days prior to exam
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 2 is 3 days prior to exam
• Colon Hydrotherapy Session 3 is the afternoon/evening
prior to the exam
you feel you do not have a productive session by the second
colonic or within a day before your colonoscopy, you might want
to reschedule your colonoscopy. You want to put yourself in
the best position to have a successful colonoscopy. The therapist
cannot determine whether the colonoscopy will be successful.
However, with the therapist, the client uses his/her best judgment
as to rescheduling. In the event of rescheduling a colonoscopy
appointment, you continue a colonic protocol until you are cleansed.
colon hydrotherapy approach is the healthiest known way to cleanse
the colon prior to a colonoscopy and is now being used in hospitals.
Danbury Connecticut Hospital has made it the top choice for
you enter the office, the Health Questionnaire is to the immediate
right on the table. You may fill it out at the office or download
the form and bring it in already completed.
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Colon Hydrotherapy - an Alternative Bowel Prep for Colonoscopy
Brochures Many of you want to know what a colon hydrotherapy
session is like. I have two introductory brochures to answer
many of your preliminary questions about the process. Click
on Basic Info on the Navigation
Bar for Sheila's Introductory Brochure.
Brochure to read a colleague's information on Colon
do I prepare for a Colon Hydrotherapy session?
To make your session easier, I have written an article that
gives you abundant information on HowTo
Prepare. Click on How To Prepare to make your sessions
that much better!
about after the colonic, what can I expect?
Once again, click on the hot text and you can read over What
To Expect After your first and subsequent colonics.
It's not always the same for everyone however it gives you substantial
background to guide you after you have received colon hydrotherapy.
insertion of the speculum, what's that like? The insertion of the speculum is the big event that both
first time clients and beginning students of colon hydrotherapy
all wonder about. The speculum is about 3/4 " in diameter,
well lubricated and inserted very gently 2-4 " into the
anus by well-trained practitioners. Some states require self-insertion
and the therapist guides you in the insertion. In other states,
the therapist makes the insertion. In either case, the insertion
is done very gently. In some instances, you will be asked to
rest on your left side for the insertion. In other instances,
you may be asked to bring your knees to your chest, holding
your knees lightly with your hands. Breathing deeply and easily
into the lower abdomen is a breath we encourage during insertion
and during the colonic as it is the basis of relaxation.
the insertion, the theripist secures the speculum preventing
it from slipping out by having you rest on a tie that is wrapped
from the speculum to under your buttocks.
information is about the close-tube system. The open-basin system
operates slightly differently and still very gently and simply.
To understand the difference between the two systems click on
on the Navigation Bar.
I use FDA approved equipment to
perform the Colon Hydrotherapy. The instrument is manufactured
by Dotolo Research Corporation and is called the Toxygen
Model BSC-UV. It is a closed-tube system with temperature
and pressure control. Each person has his or her own set of
disposable tubing and speculum that
come in a germicidal pack.
The number of sessions varies from person to person depending
on your goals, medical and intestinal background, and current
lifestyle and intestinal state. I review the Health Questionnaire
with you, answer your questions, give you the session and offer
my feedback. You choose your course of sessions.
24 Hour Cancellation Is Required for Any Appointment or
You Are Charged for the Full Amount.
The therapy is generally not covered by insurance. However,
in some cases it is covered if you have a medical prescription
for it. Some corporations pay for colon hydrotherapy through
a fund paid into by their employees.
Educational articles are available for your further information.
A few select products are for sale that relate to intestinal
health and the colon hydrotherapy process.
Colon Hydrotherapy is not intended to replace the relationship
with your primary health care providers and my consultation
is not intended as medical advice. They are intended as a sharing
of knowledge and information from my education, research, experience
and community. As a Colon Hydrotherapist, I encourage you to
be open to new information on the effectiveness of colon hydrotherapy
and the foundational role of diet, exercise, supplementation,
stress management and emotional and mental work. I encourage
you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research
and in partnership with your primary health care providers.
information and service provided is not used to prescribe, recommend,
diagnose or treat a health problem or a disease. It is not a
substitute for medical care. If you have or suspect you may
have a health problem, you should consult your primary health