Detoxify Your Body With Colon Hydrotherapy

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Detoxify Your Body With Colon Hydrotherapy

The human body is equipped with the innate quality to detoxify itself. The system, sometimes, calls for external support to prevent colon stagnation by evacuating the harmful toxins from the body. In such a situation, a painless treatment, commonly known as colon cleansing, based on the ancient theory of “autotoxication,” is carried out to bring relief of all the pain and discomfort one may be experiencing.

According to the article “Colonic irrigation and the theory of autointoxication: A triumph of ignorance over science,” published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, the theory of “autointoxication” states that stagnation of the large intestine (colon) causes toxins to form that are absorbed and poison the body. Some proponents depict the large intestine as a” sewage system” that becomes a” cesspool” if neglected. Other proponents state that constipation causes hardened feces to accumulate for months (or even years) on the walls of the large intestine and block it from absorbing or eliminating properly. This, they say, causes food to remain undigested and wastes from the blood to be reabsorbed by the body.

Types of Colon Cleansing

Colon cleansing is also referred to as colonic treatment, colon therapy, colonic, or colonic lavage. There are two ways by which one can clean the colon:

  • By taking bowel clearing powdered and liquid supplements like laxatives (both stimulant and non-stimulant), enemas, herbal teas, enzymes, and magnesium.
  • By using colon hydrotherapy, rectal irrigation or high colonics.

The second method is the most preferred because it is more natural and has very little side effects.

Colon Hydrotherapy Techniques

Colon Hydrotherapy involves cleaning the colon by inserting filtered and temperature-regulated warm water into the rectum through a disposable speculum. The water then forces the fecal matter out of the colon into a closed system through a rectal catheter. A single session takes around 45-60 minutes and uses 18-20 liters of water. Regular elimination of these wastes is necessary for maintaining health and fighting the growth of bacteria and yeast in the colon. The process starts with a gentle abdominal massage.

A Colonic Irrigation should not be confused with enema administration because the latter clears the lower colon only and can be performed at home with a do-it-yourself kit. However, the colonic is known to cleanse a larger part of the bowel.

The Many Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapists believe that colonics can have a beneficial and relieving effect by:

  • Improving digestion and increases appetite
  • Allowing for better nutrient absorption
  • Helping with weight loss
  • Clearing bowel movement
  • Eliminating constipation
  • Reducing gas, bloating and hyper-acidity
  • Cleansing the colon by removing unwanted toxins
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Treating problems related to infertility
  • Reducing the risk of colon cancer
  • Lowering the chances of growing cysts and polyps


Measures to Take Prior to Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon hydrotherapy is extremely safe, provided it is performed by a qualified nurse or a therapist with expertise in that field. Ensure to check references and reviews of a provider prior to booking an appointment. Patients are also advised to stay hydrated because there is an increased risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance in the colon.