Colonics Contra Indications

This is a list of some of the conditions when Colonic will not be able to be performed, please check the list before booking your appointment to ensure you are suitable for treatment:

- Abdominal hernia
- Active Crohn's disease
- Active Diverticulitis
- Active fissures and fistulas
- Aneurysm
- Blood clots
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Colon, kidney cancer
- Congestive cardiac failure
- Haemorrhage or perforation
- Pregnancy
- Recent colon surgery
- Rectal bleeding
- Renal insufficiency
- Severe anaemia
- Severe cardiac disease
- Severe haemorrhoids
- Severe prostate problem
- Ulcerative colitis
- Uncontrolled blood pressure

Active Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis) 

Active Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory also known as an auto-immune disease, which usually affects the lower ileum (but many involve other parts of the gastrointestinal tract). The colon is clearly damaged and inflamed which is one of the contraindication for colonic.


Aneurysm is a cardiovascular disease characterized by a sac-like widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall.

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery is performed to repair damage to the colon, rectum and anus. Growing scar tissue may occur after this surgery causing blockages that prevent normal waste elimination. Once again, Colonic could aggravate the situation.


Diverticulitis is the condition resulting from too many infected diverticula formed over a long period of time inside the colon, causing a narrowing of the colon's diameter and resulting in possible internal bleeding and tissue breakdown. It is a very serious condition. (Diverticula are mostly common in the sigmoid region of the colon). The colon could cause damage to this irritated area since there is already inflammation and colonics can only be performed when there is no inflammation.


Fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts of the body that isn't meant to be there, allowing substances such as stools to move from one part to another and cause problems.


Fissures are small splits or tears in the anus that may cause painful bowel movements and bleeding. Blood may occur on the outside of the stool or on the toilet paper, or even in the toilet bowl, following a trip to the toilet.

Low/ high blood pressure not controlled by a Doctor

Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure slows blood pressure, therefore blood vessels are not contracting sufficiently (often caused by anaemia, so oxygen delivery is compromised) danger of overload and blood pressure going lower.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure accelerates blood pressure; therefore blood vessels are contracting too much. It becomes a danger of blood clotting.


Pregnancy Filling the colon with water may put unwanted pressure on the foetus.

Severe Haemorrhoids

Severe haemorrhoids the veins (internal or external) in the anus are swollen and dilated therefore may become painful and could burst, causing them to bleed. Colonic hydrotherapy could worsen this condition and insertion may be impossible.

Colon Hydrotherapy treatment is not a substitute for traditional medical care by your GP - it is a complementary therapy that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Should you be aware of any reason why this treatment is contra-indicated for you or you have a serious health problem, please consult your GP.