FAQs


  1. Are these enema boards the same ones that I have been hearing about?
  2. What is the difference between an enema, professional colonic, and a Colema Board?
  3. Why do I need a Colema Board?
  4. Why can’t I just use herbs to clean out my colon?
  5. How often should I use the Colema Board?
  6. Is using a Colema Board normal?
  7. Is a colonic painful?

QUESTION:
Are these enema boards the same ones that I have been hearing about?

ANSWER:
Yes! These are the actual, original Colema Boards endorsed by V.E Irons, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Dr. Walker, and most every colonic specialist around the world. Be careful… There are several companies trying to sell lower quality, “cheap imitations” of the Colema Board.

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QUESTION:
What is the difference between an enema, professional colonic, and a Colema Board?

ANSWER:
ENEMA
An enema comes in two basic forms; a 4 – 8 ounce, plastic bottle with a small tip; or a 2 quart bag that hangs on your shower rod with a long tube and rectal tip. The enema is administered while lying on your side or on all fours on the floor. The rectal tip is lubricated and inserted into the rectum. The plastic bottle enema is squeezed to release the water into the bowel; or the hanging bag and tubing enema uses gravity to allow water into the bowel. Once the water is in, massage the abdomen, then get up and sit or squat on the toilet to release the fluid. This is a somewhat messy and inconvenient system, but can be handy in emergencies. These types of methods allow a small amount of water to enter the bowel each time, but repeat the process of inserting the tip. This can become very inconvenient and difficult, especially if there are hemorrhoids present. During a Cleansing Program, frequent colonic irrigations are required and using an enema can become time consuming and not very effective as it only allows water into the lower bowel. (See the Cleansing Program page, item #59 Cleansing Kit).

PROFESSIONAL COLONICS
A professional colonic is administered by a certified colon hydrotherapist who controls a machine that forces water into the bowel. A large speculum (usually 1 inch in diameter) is inserted into the rectum. This speculum has two sides; one that allows water to enter the bowel and the other side that allows evacuation of fecal matter and fluid that is plumbed into their sewer system. Sometimes you may be able to view the material as it comes out through a portion of the tube. The colon therapist controls the water flow, pressure and release of your colonic irrigation. They will also provide massaging for beneficial release of toxins from the lymphs and abdomen. Professional Colonics can be every effective in reaching the entire colon. Many feel uncomfortable with having someone in the same room with them during their colonic. These sessions can be costly. Each session can cost anywhere from $60 and up. Many colon therapists start their clients with a series of sessions, then send them home with a Colema Board to continue the process.

Colema Board
The Patented, Colema Board is designed for use in the privacy of your own home (bathroom). One end of the Board is placed on a chair/stool and the other on the toilet. (Variations of this set up can be made in case it does not fit in your bathroom.) A 5 gallon bucket is place on the counter (or on the tank of the toilet) and tubing is placed in the bucket, then extended to the Colema Board where is it assembled through the splashield. You lie on the Colema Board on your back with your knees bent. Your buttocks are placed up against the Board’s splashield. A small tip (the size of a pencil in diameter) is lubricated and inserted into the rectum about 2 – 3 inches. (Keep in mind that the tip is inserted ONLY ONCE during the entire Colema process. The tip is NOT REMOVED from the rectum for evacuation. You can easily evacuate and urinate while on the board. Fecal matter and fluid come out around the rectal tip.) A clamp is used to control the syphoned water from the bucket. TO SEE A PHOTO OF THE SET UP – see the Colema Board Setup Video page. The average colon can hold up to 2 quarts of water at a time. The Colema Board procedure frees your hands to massage the abdomen as the water is let into the bowel. When you want to release, relax and the fluid and fecal matter come out around the tip into your toilet. Repeat this procedure until the entire contents of the bucket have been exhausted.

The Colema Board is highly recommended to be used during a fasting or Cleansing Program, such as the Vit-Ra-Tox Seven Day Cleansing Program (over 54 years of experience in Cleansing!). It is a thorough cleansing program that uses a fiber intestinal cleanser, liquid montmorillonite to detoxify, and whole food supplements to nutritionally rebuild the bloodstream and tissues of the body! (See Nutritional Supplements page, item #59 Cleansing Program).

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QUESTION:
Why do I need a Colema Board?

ANSWER:
Colon Cleansing is one of the most important things you can do to benefit your health. We firmly believe that unless your colon is clean, no amounts or kinds of drugs, herbs, foods or nutritional supplements will rid the body of all its conditions of disease.

When the colon is filthy, the bloodstream will be filthy, and the cells of the body will be filthy and sick. When the colon is CLEAN, the bloodstream will be clean and healthy and will be able to adequately detoxify all of the cells of the body. Colon irrigation gently flushes the colon with water (and/or a solution) to assist in removal of waste and impactions that inhibit normal evacuation. The Colema Board is an affordable, effective and private way to administer a colonic.

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QUESTION:
Why can’t I just use herbs to clean out my colon?

ANSWER:
Herbs can help clean out the colon, but many times are far too harsh and can stress the organs and the body’s immune system. They are especially hard on someone who may already have a compromised immune system. The cleansing process should rest the body not add undue stress to it. On occasion we will recommend that a one time use of an herbal laxative may be used to “kick start” a cleansing program, however, this is usually reserved for a person that has excessively slow bowel elimination.

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QUESTION:
How often should I use the Colema Board?

ANSWER:
The Colema Board may be used at the users discretion, however, they are not recommended to replace normal bowel function. As with laxatives, you do not want to become dependent on colonics to eliminate the colon on a daily basis. We find that most of our customers use the Colema Board between 2 to 14 times during the 7 day cleansing program. This program is generally done twice a year. Many use the Colema Board only when ill or signs of toxic build up are present.

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QUESTION:
Is using a Colema Board normal?

ANSWER:
It may surprise you to know that many of our customers are physicians, lawyers, truck drivers, farmers, famous actors, royalty, prominant politicians and the list goes on and on. Colon cleansing for health has been a commonly accepted health practice for many years. It has been just in the last 25 to 30 years that Americans have made the colon an “off limits” subject. There are several books that claim the ancient Egyptians used colonic irrigation to alleviate bowel problems long ago. Estimates show that the vast majority of Americans suffer from elimination problems. Many do not realize just how serious the problem is until it is too late. Hundreds of thousands of Colonic Boards are in use today all over the world. Professional colonic specialists, (colon hydrotherapists), can be found in most every major city across the U.S. This may not be talked about in everyday conversation but bowel health is most certainly on most peoples mind at one time or another.

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QUESTION:
Is a colonic painful?

ANSWER:
A Colema should not be painful. Remember that the water or solution is not rushing in all at once. It is gently flowing and controlled by the user. Sometimes professional colonics can be painful when the colonic tip (speculum) is inserted, however the Colema Board’s tip is so small that very little discomfort, if any, is felt upon insertion. (The pencil sized tip is only inserted 2 to 3 inches into the rectum). Likewise, with a Colema Board, the infusion of water into the colon should not be painful. There can be an occasional obstruction that will back up the water and create a bit of pressure in the colon. The feeling is usually that of wanting to have a bowel movement, accompanied by a slight cramp. Most of the time, with gentle massaging of the affected area, you can loosen the material that is obstructing the water and the discomfort goes away instantly. When this occurs it is common to release a large hardened chunk of mucous. With the Colema Board you are in charge of how much water you let into your colon. We advise to listen to your body. When it tells you to evacuate the waste then you probably should. If you feel excessive pain during the use of the Colema Board, we would recommend that you see a physician.

The Colema Board may be recommended for use to help the occasional onset of constipation, a temperature brought on by a cold or flu, or during the 7 day Cleansing Program. For other applications, consult with your naturopath or family doctor.

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