Colonics are also referred to as colon hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation. Colonics are a process involving a tube inserted into the rectum, which transports warm, sterile water that flushes out harmful waste such as fecal matter and other toxins that have gathered and may have been trapped in your colon.
Benefits of Colonics
The reason people choose to have colonics is partly due to the high fat, low fiber diets of the nearly impossible to digest foods that many of them consume. These foods clog the colon and prevents if from flushing out the waste. As this waste sits in the colon, for years perhaps, it starts to gather up and becomes encrusted on the walls of the colon.
Moisture that passes through this mess becomes contaminated and eventually could end up negatively affecting the cells in your body and other vital organs because it sometimes escapes through the walls of the colon.
Do Colonics really Work?
Of course there are always two sides to every story. Colonic therapists obviously swear by this treatment. They warn that fecal matter and other toxins, which invite parasites, adhere to the walls of the colon and eventually, through the years of poor diets and other maladies, start to accrue.
Many other doctors think that a treatment such as this should only be used before certain medical treatments. They also state that if bad bacteria are being removed from the colon then the good bacteria, which is necessary for healthy digestion is also being removed. The colonic therapists reply that most friendly bacteria will remain and that with the harmful bacteria out of the picture, the friendly bacteria will be able to thrive.
How Long do Colonics Take?
The colonic treatment can take from forty five minutes to an hour and a half. There should not be any pain involved, although those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome may have some discomfort due to their sensitivity to any type of stomach contractions.
Colonics can be expensive, ranging from $100 - $200, with multiple treatments recommended. You should be certain to find a trained, experienced professional with the necessary equipment to perform a safe treatment.
Take the FIRST step to cleaning your colon
Cleansing your colon starts with eating a high-fiber diet and drinking plenty of water. This helps keep you regular and puts your body back on track.
But your body can't do it all.
When you're ready to cleanse your body of toxins and undigested food, then you're ready to take the next step in colon cleansing. Keep in mind that colon cleansing isn't for everyone – only for those who want optimal health.