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Colonic hydrotherapy is essentially an adjunct to natural healthcare.

The course is suitable to:
a) Those already trained in conventional medicine (e.g. doctors, nurses, etc.)
b) Those who are graduates of a recognised body based complementary healthcare / beauty therapy course which must include in depth anatomy and physiology.

Applicants without prior experience in healthcare can still do the course but will have to complete a course in Anatomy and Physiology prior to the beginning of the course. They will also be requested to take additional training as part of their course. This may include an introductory course in NATUROPATHIC NUTRITION and/or training in a body-based therapy (e.g. massage, reflexology, yoga, osteopathy, Bowen therapy etc.)

See Course Critical Path for more details

Copies of certified evidence of A&P to Level 3 minimum and Emergency First Aid must be submitted prior to being accepted on the course.

Applicants must also be familiar with colonic hydrotherapy.

Course content :

  • History and philosophy of colonic irrigation
  • Basic principles of hydrotherapy
  • The naturopathic principles and the mind-body connection
  • Various cleanses, fasts and detoxification with their associated physiology
  • Contra-indications and red flags for colonic irrigation
  • Specialist Anatomy and Physiology of the Colon and Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Autonomic Nervous System and Enteric Nervous System
  • The Gut-Brain-Immune Axis
  • Digestion, absorption, enzymes and PH control
  • Basic GI tract pathology and clinical features of GI diseases
  • Actions and side effects of the major classes of drugs used for GI disorder and those with direct action on GI function
  • Interactions between foods, drugs and (herbal) supplements
  • Clinical nutrition in relation to Constipation, Bloating, Toxicity, Parasites and other infections, Candida, SIBO 
  • Client handling and improving communication for better compliance and healthier diet/lifestyle
  • Colonic practice and techiniques including: Herbal Implants, Visceral Massage, Colonic Reflexes, Acupuncture Points, Probiotic Post-Colonic Implants 
  • Stools interpretation and laboratory testing
  • Sterilisation and safe hygiene using disposable speculum and tubing
  • Room lay out, equipment and regulations
  • Ethics and professional practice requirements
  • Support and guide-lines on obtaining Insurance
  • Record keeping