The Ins and Outs of Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy is just one of the few names of an extensive colon cleansing procedure. This procedure may also be referred to as colonic, colonic irrigation or colonic therapy. For hundreds of years, people have had knowledge of the benefits that can be obtained from cleaning the colon. In fact, as early as 1500 B.C., Egyptians have been performing colon cleansing procedures to keep healthy and invigorated. Eventually, due to its effectiveness in reviving one’s health and vigor, the wisdom of colon cleansing is still in application.

How does it work?
The colon is a long tube -shaped organ that is responsible for absorbing the nutrients and water from the food we eat. Also, it is the waste passage responsible for expelling the food excesses and the toxins in our body. However, there are several instances in which these wastes and toxins are not efficiently rid of toxic wastes. These waste build-ups add 5 to 25 lbs of added weight to your otherwise healthy body.

Through colon hydrotherapy, the built-up debris of toxic wastes in the body is thoroughly flushed out. During this procedure, a tube called a speculum is inserted through your rectum. Then, water is slowly pumped into your colon in multiple stages using a colonic machine. In which time, the therapist will massage or apply reflexology techniques on your abdomen to help loosen the hardened by-products. After several minutes, the colonic machine will then suck out the softened wastes through another tube. Approximately 25 to 30 gallons of pure sterilized water, or a solution made up of water and some herbs, will be used during the entire session

How long is the cleansing procedure?

The colonic procedure itself will take around 30 to 50 minutes each session.

What are the benefits of Colon Irrigation?

The inefficient expulsion of toxic wastes from our body can lead to several physical, emotional, and mental ailments. The debris of fecal matter that sticks on the walls of the colon is toxic and becomes a breeding ground for bad bacteria. Through colon irrigation, the built up toxic wastes is thoroughly flushed out of the body. With the reduction of the bad bacteria as well as the elimination of toxins in the body, several illnesses are alleviated. The removal of the stacked up wastes paves way to weightloss in addition to strengthened immune system, improved circulatory functions and metabolism

Is it safe?
In general, the procedure itself is safe. However, there are several factors that needs to be taken into consideration such as medical conditions, sanitary facilities, as well as conscientious therapists. Colonic irrigation is not advisable for people suffering from severe hemorrhoids, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, tumors in the bowel, or people who just recently underwent bowel surgery for it can aggravate their situation. That is why, most colonic clinics conduct medical history interviews before the actual procedure to ensure that their patients are well enough for the procedure.

Moreover, it is best to have colonics administered by a licensed colonic therapist. Also, the make sure that the colonic clinic that you are going to uses either sterilized equipments or disposable tubes to ensure safety from possible contamination.