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Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy

The importance of internal body cleansing has been known for many years now. Colon hydrotherapy, being one such method, is intended to remove feces and toxic wastes from the colon and intestine. Here's an insight into this ancient cleansing procedure.
Abhay Burande
Colon hydrotherapy is a procedure of removal of waste from the large intestine without using drugs. This is achieved by introduction of filtered and temperature-regulated water in the colon. The waste in the colon becomes soft and loose and is evacuated by natural peristalsis (muscular contraction). This process is repeated sometimes during a session. There has to be adequate nutrient and fluid intake in order to prevent dehydration. The procedure is also called "colonic irrigation" or "colonics".


Within the walls of the colon, waste material of 5 to 40 pounds weight may get accumulated. Appropriate colon hydrotherapy helps in the elimination of these excess and unwanted pounds as well as the dull and irritable feeling caused by them. Thus, this is an efficient method of detox, relaxation, and establishing a body-mind-spirit connection.

Who is in Need of It

The typical American diet consists of high fat, low fiber, refined sugar, and processed food. As these unhealthy foods make their way through the colon, a sticky waste is left behind, while the fluids from them are absorbed. This accumulated waste that sticks to walls of the colon decays, emitting toxins. This can lead to self-poisoning that will eventually end up in health problems, like weight gain, etc.

Therapeutic Effects

» Due to its antiseptic and solvent action, stagnant toxic waste and fecal matter are removed from the colon.
» During the process, water is absorbed as a result of which blood volume increases. This increases circulation, thereby, diluting and flushing out toxins (through the skin, bowel, or liver).
» Constipation problems are assuaged through colon cleansing. The delay and obstruction in the normal draining of these organs is relieved.
» Over time, the colon loses its natural shape. After several sessions of colon hydrotherapy, the colon regains its shape.
» Gentle soaking of water along with emptying of the colon causes natural wave-like contractions (peristaltic activity) that moves the food along. Thus, it improves muscle tone.
» The lymphatic system functioning improves.


» Reduction in weight and increase in metabolism are observed.
» The process helps in expulsion of parasites, internal gas, and cellular debris.
» Increased sensation of well-being and relief from inflammation and edema are experienced.
» Compression of the neighboring organs disappears or weakens. Organs, like the liver, heart, and lungs are relaxed, and there is a general feeling of lightness.
» Gynecological disorders, like cystitis and dysmenorrhea are relieved. Also, risk of complications after surgery is reduced as the natural immunity improves.
» Intestinal transit problems, like constipation and diarrhea are corrected without using prescription drugs.
» Pressure on the intra-abdominal area, hips, and lumbar column is reduced.
» It changes the internal environment from alkaline to acidic.
» Users do not become dependent on colonics.
» There are no lingering effects, and after an hour, the user is back on his feet.
» The device has a disposable component, and hence, there is no contamination from one user to another, as well as the skin is not pierced. Due to all this, there are no risks of getting contaminated with HIV.
» There is a reduction in the risk of colon cancer.
» The mental outlook of an individual who has undergone this therapy improves.

Colonics and Geriatrics
The population of senior citizens is increasing each year. Due to lack of exercise, lack of fiber, poor nutrition, and dehydration, this group suffers from constipation. Colonics provides good relief from constipation and helps maintain good health and vitality.

However, on the flip side, it has some side effects as well, like nausea, vomiting, cramping, or bloating. The more serious ones include increase in risk of dehydration, bowel perforations, changes in electrolyte balance, etc.

Disclaimer: This article is for informative purpose only and does not in any way attempt to replace the diagnosis of a doctor. Visiting your physician is the safest way to diagnose and treat any health condition.