The colon is simply called as large intestine which forms part of our digestive system. It contains several parts like appendix, ascending colon, descending colon, transverse colon and rectum. The main function of colon is to send back the water soluble salts, digestive juices back into blood which is then sent into the liver. Further, the colon also acts as warehouse for storing waste products of the body. The colon has plenty of bacteria (beneficial) which assists our body in fighting against infection.
It is necessary to have a healthy colon for eliminating waste products and to maintain overall balance in our body.
Colon Hydrotherapy is also called as colonic irrigation is a procedure that empties the contents of the colon thereby removing the reabsorbed waste materials from the body. People who suffer from constipation and dysfunctional bowel movement are recommended to do colon hydrotherapy. This method of therapy was done from olden days while preparing the person for surgical procedure in which they use strong purgatives for emptying the fecal particles.
Taking colonic hydrotherapy is known to stimulate the bowel activity thereby improving the natural excretory functions. During this process, laxatives are administered for getting a response for reversing and irritating the osmotic gradient. The main purpose of taking this therapy is to facilitate easy bowel movements thus assisting in removal of waste products. You will know the difference and benefits of colon therapy only after the treatment. Hence the treatment is highly personal.
Some people after realizing the health benefits of colonic hydrotherapy do this procedure regularly.
The process :
No lifestyle modification or diet change is needed for taking this treatment. First the therapist will have a complete history of your health condition and he/she will explain the entire process.
After initial rectum analysis, the speculum is sent inside and you may feel slight discomfort at this stage. Now the therapist will attach an outlet and inlet tube on the other end of the speculum for allowing free flow of water inside and outside. You will be put on left side so that it becomes easy to insert the speculum inside. After insertion, you have to lie on your back. Complete waste products will be eliminated through the outlet tube into a bucket. If needed, therapist will gently massage your stomach for assisting elimination of gas and fecal matter. The entire process may take up to 45 minutes and roughly 60 liters of water is sent inside gradually for cleansing the colon.
Colonic hydrotherapy is absolutely safe for all persons to cleanse the colon and to remove the waste products. The water pressure is continuously monitored and you have to choose the clinic that uses sterilized equipments during the procedure.
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People having strong infectious diseases and those who are suffering from inflammatory disease like Crohn’s disease, colitis, ulcer, diverticulitis and fissure cannot have this therapy. Also, the individuals who have hypertension, congestive heart disease, liver cirrhosis, anemia, blood related diseases, carcinoma in colon or rectum cannot undergo hydrotherapy on colon.
Pregnant women are advised not to take this therapy as a measure of precaution.