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Colonic Therapy

Colonic therapy is a means of cleansing your intestinal tract and thereby improving overall colon health. Over the years, the colon collects quite a bit of waste matter in tiny corners and bends. Much of this fecal matter hardens where it’s not easily removed and then it sits there fermenting. Sometimes, improving your diet isn’t enough to get rid of all that excess waste.

What is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colonic TherapyDifferent types of colonic therapy programs are available for you to try. For example, colonic hydrotherapy (also known as colon irrigation) involves the insertion of a disposable, flexible double-tube into your rectum. The hydrotherapist slowly irrigates warm water into your colon through one of the tubes. As the water travels through your colon, the hydrotherapist can also gently massage your abdomen to help break up compacted waste.

After a few minutes, the hydrotherapist stops the water from going in and then the colonic therapy machine gently sucks the water back out through the second tube, taking with it the old putrefying fecal matter, harmful organisms, and anything else that’s been clogging up your colon.

The entire process is performed with a closed system so there is no mess or smell. Because the components are typically clear, you can see what’s coming out of you if you wish.

What are the Effects of Having a Colonic?

This process becomes repeated at least six times and the entire procedure can last about 45 minutes. Most people describe feeling lighter and fresher after a colonic, while others sometimes have a nauseous feeling that leaves after about an hour. Depending on the present state of your colon health, you may need to receive several procedures before your colon is completely clean.

Colonic therapy has been around for hundreds of years and it was gradually pushed into the shadows once the giant pharmaceutical companies came into power. Recently, with the near-epidemic numbers of people dying from colon cancer, colon irrigation is being used once again to promote healthy colons and prevent autointoxication.

What are Some Other Forms of Colonic Therapy?

The Old Fashioned Enema

Another type of colonic therapy is an enema. While enemas are similar to hydrotherapy in some ways, they differ in others. First of all, enemas are usually self-administered (or by the parent in the case of a child) and this can be somewhat awkward, messy, and inconvenient. Second, enemas clean out only the last 8 to 10 inches of the colon, not the entire 5 to 6 feet. Third, enemas cannot remove deep-seated or hardened fecal matter as effectively as other methods. Last, enemas usually contain harsh chemicals that force you to have a bowel movement and do nothing to alleviate the underlying condition.

Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements can be used to soften stool, but they can’t really be described as a colon cleanser or colonic therapy. Psyllium husks are very popular stool softeners marketed as adding “bulk” to your stool. However, psyllium can absorb up to 10 times its weight in water, so you’re really not producing any more bowel movements but just expelling the soggy psyllium! These unsafe products usually come in a pill or capsule form and they can also be very expensive.

Laxatives

Laxatives seem to do a good job of helping with constipation. The problem is—laxatives don’t cleanse your colon at all. Like enemas, laxatives force you to have a bowel movement by stimulating the colon into having false contractions. Excessive use of laxatives can result in physiological dependency. Finally, laxatives can damage the muscles of your colon if used for a long time because it doesn’t let them “exercise” by having normal bowel movements. Old compacted fecal matter stays in your colon even after using a laxative.

Oxygen–Based Colon Cleansers

Overall, the best colon cleansing supplement is one based on oxygenation of the colon. Oxygen-based intestinal cleansers work by liquefying and removing even the hardest compacted fecal matter from your digestive system.

After the compacted matter is removed, oxygen colon cleansers continue to work by encouraging the growth of healthy flora within your colon. These beneficial bacteria are needed for the processes of digestion and elimination. Probiotic supplements can even be used in conjunction with your colonic therapy sessions for the maximum effect.

How do you know if you need colonic therapy? If you have any of these following conditions, your colon could be clogged with toxin-filled waste impeding your health.

Symptoms of an Unhealthy Digestive System:
  • Obesity
  • Bad Breath
  • Insomnia
  • Memory Loss
  • Aches & Pains
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Skin Rashes or Acne
  • Bloating or Excess Gas
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Headaches or Sinus Problems
  • Depression, Irritability or Anxiety
Those are just a few of the more common traits indicating the possibility of autointoxication – the process by which your body tries to rid itself of toxins by reabsorbing them back into the bloodstream. These toxins poison you and promote the onset of many illnesses or diseases. So help your body and receive regular colonic irrigation at least one a year; or, take advantage of an oxygen-based colon cleansing supplement to achieve or restore your optimal health.
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