A look at Colonic Hydrotherapy

Colonic hydrotherapy (sometimes known as colonic irrigation) is a complementary therapy that is not available via the NHS. If you are part of a Cash Plan scheme from Healthshield you will be able to claim cash back for this therapy up to your benefit limit. Before you make a claim, you must ensure you have the Health & Wellbeing benefits included in your plan.

ARCH is the Association of Registered Colon Therapists and is the UK’s oldest and largest association for colon therapists. They set high standards within the industry based on Naturopathic National Occupational Standards and Core Elements for Naturopathic colonic hydrotherapy training.

ARCH confirm that Colon hydrotherapy works with your body, helping to return your digestive system to a more natural, healthy state. The gentle flow of water works in two ways: firstly it cleans out waste matter in the colon, and secondly it stimulates the natural nerve and muscle action of the bowels to encourage proper bowel function.

Colon hydrotherapy combined with gentle abdominal massage from your therapist, can reach the full length of the large intestine, ensuring a thorough cleanse and the maximum benefit.

Colonic hydrotherapy is said to provide relief from the symptoms of:

  • IBS
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Wind

Colon hydrotherapy is not just for digestive problems, it can also work to keep your bowels healthy, in the same way that visiting the gym can help keep you fit.

Young or old, male or female, healthy or suffering, colon hydrotherapy is for almost everyone from all walks of life. However, there are some circumstances in which the treatment is not recommended and you should ensure that you provide full details of recent surgery and any medical conditions that you suffer from.

For more information relation to Colonic Hydrotherapy please refer to the ARCH website:


If you are looking to take out a Cash Plan that will offer cover for therapies such as Colonic Hydrotherapy or you would like assistance with purchasing or renewing your Private Medical Insurance then please contact us by telephone on 01245 929129 or by email; enquiries@smphealthcare.com and we will be happy to help you find the policy that fits both your requirements and budget.