Which Is Better, Gravity or Pressure Colon Hydrotherapy Treatments?

Aquanet EC-2000 colon hydrotherapy device

This article takes you through some of the common and valid arguments made on both sides of the gravity v.s. pressure treatments argument, illustrates how Aquanet technology takes into consideration all of these arguments, and shows you the benefit of being able to switch between gravity and pressure during the same treatment.

Benefits of Gravity

Colon hydrotherapy devices that derive water pressure from the force of gravity offer a gentle, more “natural”, and generally more easily tolerated treatment than colon hydrotherapy devices that are hooked up directly to the building’s water supply (i.e. the typical pressure colon hydrotherapy device). Indeed, a typical pressure device uses water that has pressure of anywhere between 35 and 70psi behind it. Gravity colon hydrotherapy treatments derive water pressure from the force of gravity through the elevation of treatment water at the appropriate height to allow for 1psi of “natural” water pressure.

A safe upper limit for the human colon to hold is 2psi. A pressure treatment that delivers water with 35psi plus of pressure behind it is really “overkill” as far as necessary treatment water pressure goes. The result of such a high level of pressure behind treatment water is that water flow quickly reaches a high level, which often leads to cramping sensations and an uncomfortable and unsuccessful treatment. Many therapists will become aware of this problem quickly and alter their treatment technique to decrease water flow to a conservatively low level during the fill cycle to avoid client cramping, thereby compromising the efficacy of the treatment in order to avoid cramping pains.

Benefits of Pressure

Colon hydrotherapy devices that derive water pressure from building pressure allow the therapist to accommodate those clients who require a more vigorous treatment than can be offered via the gentle gravity method. There is nothing more frustrating for a client who really needs to move waste but is unable to for the entire duration of the 45 minute treatment. One reason for an unsuccessful treatment may be insufficient water pressure.

Gravity, Pressure and APST are best

With the Aquanet EC-2000¬†you’re able to switch back and forth between gravity and pressure modes of operation quickly and easily during the treatment. In fact, we’ve found that most people respond best to fill cycles on gravity mode of operation and empty cycles on pressure mode of operation. Furthermore, the APST technology that is built into the Aquanet units monitors and controls the increase of pressure in the colon during a fill cycle, automatically ensuring that water pressure does not increase too quickly in addition to ensuring that, even when in pressure mode of operation, the safe upper limit of 2psi is never exceeded in the colon. Water enters the colon quickly enough to ensure maximum efficacy, however not so quickly as to overwhelm the client’s colon. APST technology is unique to Aquanet technology – the client’s colon cannot ever be exposed to full building pressure with this important technology in place.