“Colonic therapy cleanses and detoxifies the colon through gentle infusion of distilled water and minerals into the rectum at a controlled temperature and pressure.”
It is also referred as colonic irrigation or colonic hydrotherapy or colon irrigation.
No chemicals or drugs are used in the water, while injected into the colon via rectum; this process is used to flush out the waste accumulated in the colon.
To maintain good health, it is very much necessary to eliminate bodily waste. The colon (large intestines leading to rectum and ending with anus) is the end of the gastrointestinal (GI) track that starts from the mouth and end at anus.
Food entered from the mouth gets into the stomach, get digested there and the waste is directed into the anus. In this process of digestion, colon (large intestines) is important. This process of colonic therapy is irrigated to obtain and maintain colon health.
Why is colonic therapy done?
Colon together with kidneys, skin and lungs eliminates waste from your body in their respectable forms.
But, after a while colon may lose the ability to excrete waste from the gastro intestine. This is due to the improper fiber intake (which helps in digestion), poor diet, unbalanced life style and improper intake of drugs.
Due to these imbalances, the colon gets filled with contaminants and gets saturated with harmful toxins. If these toxins are not excreted, they are transported into your blood.
From the blood, the toxins get into the circulatory system, kidneys and lungs resulting in serious health problems.
Some body signs or conditions when colonic therapy is preferred:
- Bad breath
- Abnormal body odor
- Irritated bowel
How is colonic therapy done?
A colon therapist inserts a disposable speculum into the anus. The speculum is connected to a disposable plastic bag connected to a colon hydrotherapy unit.
Warm distilled water is slowly injected into the anus till the water reaches the colon. The warm water causes the muscles in colon to contract called “peristalsis”.
This process softens the feces and pushes through the hose (which connects speculum and the disposable bag) into the disposable plastic bag. The colon therapist will massage in the abdominal area to facilitate the process of excretion.
Why to prefer colonic therapy?
If the fecal matter gets accumulated in the colon it will
- Stop the absorption of water and nutrients by the body.
- Develop constipation.
- Not restrict the growth of yeast and harmful bacteria.
- Not stop the stagnant toxins in the fecal matter to get absorbed by the blood.
The process of colonic session hydrates the colon, provides a favorable environment for bacteria and micro flora which helps in digesting the food, promotes regular and normal bowel movements, reshapes the colon, exercises the colon muscles and stimulates reflex points to rejuvenate the colon process.
It also helps in the release of toxins, accumulated waste in the colon, prevents constipation, give power to the immune system, cleanses the blood and bring back the PH balance in the body.
Side effects: Nausea and fatigue after the session for few hours.
But too regular sessions of colonic therapy may give you a perforation of the abdominal wall, electrolyte imbalances and heart failure due to the excessive absorption of water.
Who shouldn’t have colonic therapy?
Persons suffering from
- Diverticular diseases (out pouching on the wall of colon)
- Ulcerative diseases
- Crohn’s diseases
- Severe hemorrhoids
- Blood vessel diseases
- Congestive heart failures
- Severe anemia
- Abdominal hernia
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Intestinal tumors
People who had a recent colon surgery should not have colonic therapy.
A healthy colon indicates an optimum health of your body and colonic therapy helps to get rid of degenerative diseases.