Have you Ever Considered Having a Colonic Irrigation?
Colonic irrigation, also referred to as colonic hydrotherapy, is a procedure where water is used to flush out waste matter from the bowel. A tube inserted in the rectum delivers the water.
In recent years, this complementary therapy has become popular among celebrities. Demi Moore and Goldie Hawn are big fans. Supporters claim that one treatment is enough to enhance health and vitality. They also say it cures anything – from irritable bowels to acne.
Colonic therapists say colonic irrigation improves energy, fortifies the digestive tract, and activates the immune system.
A Brief History on Colonic Irrigation
Colonic irrigation may seem like a recent health fad, but it actually dates back to ancient Egypt. Egyptians created the cleansing technique because they thought that the waste material in the bowel could poison the body. An ancient Egyptian document called The Ebers Papyrus explained the numerous benefits of colon cleansing. During those days, colon cleansing was done in rivers. A hollow reed was used to spray water into the rectum.
As time went by, Greece and other European countries adopted the practice, enhancing its popularity. Colonic irrigation was used to promote overall health and to assist with health maintenance. It was frequently used to get rid of fever, illness, and anxiety.
In the early 1900s, colonic hydrotherapy devices were created that allowed for complete cleansing of the large intestine. They made the procedure very popular. Colon therapy reached its peak in the 1920s-1940s. The machines were commonly seen and used in Doctors’ offices and hospitals. Unfortunately, the procedure was at times administered by people who were unskilled or poorly trained. This led to its condemnation by medical professionals and the general population. As a result, it was forgotten.
But good bowel management and health can’t be achieved only through drugs and surgery. Colon hydrotherapy is the solution.
Benefits of Colonic Hydrotherapy
When colonic hydrotherapy is combined with fiber intake and healthy food choices, weight is controlled. When your body has too much fat, you may have difficulty getting pregnant. A colon filled with waste can also press on the uterus and reproductive organ, causing strain. Colonic irrigation gets rid of many toxins and chemicals that affect the sperm and egg. This is why many naturopaths advise couples who want to have a baby to undergo colon cleansing.
Lowers the Risk of Colon Cancer
All the toxins you absorb through food, breathing, and through your skin are processed by the liver and gastrointestinal system. If they are not removed from the liver and colon, they can damage the body’s systems. By removing stagnant body waste, you minimize the risk and causes of cancerous growths, cysts, and polyps in your gastrointestinal tract.
Aids in Detoxification
While you can remove toxins from your body by eating the right foods and getting enough exercise, sometimes you need to do more. Many toxins end up in the colon and this is why colonic irrigation is so important. While the body is extremely intelligent and detoxifies itself every single day, poor lifestyle habits and environmental factors can prevent it from doing its work properly. Consequently, it may start displaying signs of toxic overload. Oxygen therapy can help in detoxifying the colon and whole body by discharging oxygen into the system. Oxygen facilitates the removal of toxins.
When your body can’t digest food well, waste matter lingers in the colon and you get constipated. The body may not absorb many nutrients from food and you may end up lacking energy. Your immune system may also be impaired. Cleansing the colon allows undigested waste products to be removed from your system and supports regular bowel movements. Lingering waste material can encourage bacteria. Hydrotherapy makes way for good nutrient absorption and supports good health.
Even if you eat a healthy diet, the buildup of toxins and mucus in your colon can prevent your body from absorbing what it needs to function. You may lose concentration and become distracted because of inefficient vitamin absorption. Colonic irrigation can make the difference between being alert and not focusing. As we all know, it is hard to get anything done when you can’t focus. Your work, relationships, and overall health may be affected.
Colonic Irrigation for Weight Loss
The colon can hold about 3 days’ worth of food before digestion takes place. Foods without fiber move very slowly in the digestive tract. They produce extra mucus that sticks to intestinal walls, overburdening the tract with decaying fecal matter. It’s very difficult to relieve yourself of low-fiber foods as they often stay for a longer period in the gut as compared to high-fiber options. Colonic irrigation washes out the waste from your system, leading to considerable weight loss. Some people say they have lost up to 20 pounds in one month. To lose more weight, you can increase fiber intake.
Home Colonic Irrigation
This allows you to cleanse your colon from home. There are two types of enemas: the cleansing enema and the retention enema. The cleansing enema is used to gently flush out the colon. It is retained for a short time until a peristaltic movement eradicates the water and the fecal material.
A retention enema stays in the body for a longer period. For instance, a coffee enema is retained for about 15 minutes and can also be left in and absorbed. Be aware the the coffee has caffeine in it which will increase your heart rate, especially if you are not a caffeine drinker.
A colema is a combination of a colonic irrigation and an enema. You have to use a strong colema board, a rectal tip, surgical grade tubing, and a 5-gallon bucket. The great thing about this procedure is that you can hydrate your colon while lying on the colema board.
Colonic Irrigation Cost
A colonic irrigation treatment costs about $95. Each session is scheduled for one hour and includes preparation and consultation.
Although colonics can be helpful to many they are not for everyone. Special care must be taken for those that have a sensitive electrolyte balance. In other words if you get leg or other cramps easily you may have a calcium/potassium imbalance.
A colonic can flush out all of the good bacteria and minerals etc. from the colon. Therefore, it is suggested that if you have a tendency to cramping you make sure you have a good electrolyte balance before you receive colon hydrotherapy (you can get this done by blood test from your doctor).
Regardless of the results, I always have them insert of bolus (a single dose of a drug or other medicinal preparation given all at once) of trace minerals rectally. I also suggest a bolus of probiotics (IE: acidophilus and bifidus and others). This would be done when the colonic is complete.
Also, if you are weak, older, frail or have other medical issues, I suggest you check with a Naturopath before proceeding.
Cleanse Your Colon Today!
Your colon is your body’s waste management station. Your body’s cells, tissues, and the liver depend on a well-functioning colon in order to eliminate toxins. Don’t wait till you suffer from digestive health problems to get a colonic irrigation treatment. Check this modality to improve your overall health.