This is an ancient method that has been practised since 1,500 BC, in Egypt, India, and China. It is also known as colonic hydrotherapy or colon therapy.
What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
The treatment is performed while the client is comfortably lying on a table (made for colon hydrotherapy) draped for privacy throughout the session. The client gently and easily inserts the rectal tube (thickness of a pencil). The certified therapist monitors the equipment and assists the client as needed during the session.
Main purpose is to remove encrusted fecal matter, gas and mucus. This allows vital nutrients to be absorbed more easily and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and healthier. Colonics can also help re-tone & reshape the colon.
The recent popularity of colonic hydrotherapy is due to celebrity endorsements by Jennifer Aniston, Madonna, Gillian McKeith, and the late Princess Diana who had weekly treatments, reports the Daily Mail.
Who is it Indicated for?
Doctors may prescribe a colon cleansing to patients who may undergo a medical procedure like a colonoscopy, but they would not suggest it for healthy people who solely want to detoxify. “Your digestive system and bowel naturally eliminate waste material and bacteria” which concludes that your body doesn’t need colon hydrotherapy cleansing if you are doing just for the sake of cleansing. There are also few people who are indicated for Colonic hydrotherapy:
Also if you experince any of these symptoms below;
- Acute Fecal Impaction
- Parasitic Infection
- Abdominal Distension/Flatulence
- Hemorrhoid (mild to moderate)
- Intestinal Toxemia
Colonic Hydrotherapy Procedure ( 3 steps)
Step 1 ( preparing the system )
Step 2 (inserting the water tube to a sterlizied plastic nozzle)
Step 3 (Starting the water flow after Inserting the nozzle in the anal area which has to be done by a medical professional)
5 Things You Should Do Before The Procedure:
Refrain from eating at least two hours prior to your appointment. If possible, a diet of vegetables and grains 2-3 days in advance rather than heavy foods will help prepare your colon for the treatment. Do not drink alcohol 24 hours in advance.
Check with your conventional medical providers first, especially if you take any medications or have any health problems.
Make sure your colon cleansing practitioner uses disposable equipment that hasn’t been previously used.
Get a list of specific herbal ingredients you use, as some herbal supplements can cause health problems.
Stay well-hydrated by drinking lots of fluids.
The Main benefits of Colone Hydrotherapy Cleanse
- A good cleanse reboots our whole being.
- Maintaining endurance and energy levels
- Ensuring that your organs, cells and other internal systems function properly
- Keeping proper muscle and skin tone
- Preventing and relieving constipation
How to maintain the detox results of Hydrotherapy colon cleanse
helps move food through the intestines and ﬂushes the toxins from our blood, organs and cells that get released during the cleansing pro cess. How much water we need to drink each day diﬀers from one person to another. But as a starting point, I recommend drinking 1 liter of water for each 30 pounds of your body weight.
Cleanse Toxins Through Moving
Boost the life force ﬂowing through you and get those bowels moving with some daily exercise. The deeper breathing that comes with exercise improves circulation, increases oxygenation in the bloodstream and helps ﬂush toxins and cellular waste from the body. Moving your body also helps clear your mind—and the endorphins you get from regular exercise are great natural mood enhancers. Try exercising for at least 30 minutes each day. Your preferred workout is usually best. If you don’t have one, go for a brisk walk, run, take a yoga class, head to the gym, dance your feet oﬀ.
Cost of the procedure
The prime factor that affects the cost is the place where you live. However, the cost ranges anywhere between 70 USD to 90 USD. Little fluctuation in the cost may be expected if more than one session of colonic irrigation is required. A session lasts for approximately an hour, and an hour costs at least 65 USD. This includes the cost of the probiotics that are used in the cleansing process. Number of sessions depend upon the choice of the patient and so does the cost. Meaning, more than one session of colonic irrigation may cost more than 140 USD.
Alternative Cheap Ways To Treat the Constipation Issue (Common Problem)
At bedtime, take a natural laxative such as magnesium oxide or drink a laxative tea. Products containing pure aloe, aloe leaf, slippery elm, ﬂaxseed, marshmallow root, triphala, yellow dock, and psyllium husks all help move the bowels.
What is the difference between an enema and a colonic?
Enemas and colonics are the quickest way to remove toxic sludge from the colon, and they also provide fast relief from detox symptoms such as headaches, throbbing joints, constipation and body aches. An enema is the procedure of introducing liquids into the colon, causing a rapid expansion of the lower intestinal tract which results in a powerful peristalsis and evacuation. It can often result in uncomfortable bloating & cramping and put a strain on the anus possibly resulting in hemorrhoids.
By contrast, colonics involves the gentle inflow and outflow or warm water that slowly dissolves accumulated toxic material and encourage release naturally, without any undue stress on your system. Ask your physician or naturopath for a referral if you don’t know of a therapist in your area. You can do an enema each day or consult with a colon hydrotherapist if you are one of the people indicated for colon hydrotherapy (colonics).
Celebrities who endorsed the colon hydrotherapy treatment as a (detox)
* Courtney Love, the wild woman of rock, had regular colonic treatments to help her detoxify and lose weight.
“I would fast several times a year and go for regular colonics,” she said. “They really did the trick for me.” She stopped in 2007 following a fraught car journey home to use the lavatory after one treatment went “horribly wrong”.
* The actor Ben Affleck said he would never repeat colonic irrigation after a traumatic experience in 2007.
“I lost my virginity all over again that day in so many ways,” he recalled. “I don’t think I will be having it done again.”
* Princess Diana is credited with starting the fad in the 1990s. She had weekly treatments which she said
“take all of the aggro out of me”.
* American R&B artist Usher revealed why he thought the process appealed to touring musicians:
“Someone who travels a lot like I do … flying over to Africa and eating meats in certain places, you don’t always eat the way you should and a lot of waste builds up in your body.”