Colon Hydrotherapy Review

Colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonic irrigation, is a procedure that is used for removing waste and toxins from the bowel. A rather large amount of people have been treated successfully with colon therapy and it can be done on any individual over the age of adolescence.

Colon hydrotherapy tends to be used to remove impacted feces, dead tissue, parasites and worms, although it is often used as an alternative complementary therapy to basically clean your bowel and intestines. Colon hydrotherapy practitioners believe that the therapy helps with a number of problems, including flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, multiple sclerosis, back pain, fatigue, indigestion, constipation and allergies. However, there is no documented medical evidence to suggest that colon hydrotherapy is medically useful. Despite that, it’s still a hugely popular therapy.

What Should I Do Before Colon Hydrotherapy?

If you’ve decided to have a colonic therapy procedure, there aren’t really any special precautions that you need to take. You shouldn’t drink excessive amounts of water before the procedure and you should avoid eating really large meals, but other than that, there isn’t anything else you need to do.

Before the actual procedure itself, your therapist will have a quick chat with you about your lifestyle, your medical history, why you’ve come for the therapy and why you think that it will help you.

What Happens During Colon Hydrotherapy?

Before the procedure, you’ll have a brief rectal exam in order to make sure that you can continue with the treatment. A speculum will be inserted into the rectum in order for there to be an in tube and an out tube. Warm water will pass through the in tube and waste products will pass through the out tube.

During the procedure, which can feel a little bit uncomfortable, warm water is passed into your bowel through the in tube. Only small amounts of water will be allowed into the bowel at a time, which dilates the lower bowel, encouraging it to empty itself. Over the course of treatment, around 60 liters will be used with around 15 liters of those entering the bowel.

Water will first be fed into your bowel whilst you’re lying on your side. After around ten minutes, your therapist will turn you onto your back, and they will massage your lower stomach and around the bowel to aid elimination of waste and gas products. The whole process takes around 45 minutes and if you indicate that you’d like it, a herbal infusion may be used during the colon hydrotherapy process. You may also be given a probiotic implant or probiotic supplements to take.

After the Procedure

Your therapist will probably give you a rundown on how the colon hydrotherapy went for you and whether you will benefit from having any subsequent therapies. Typically hydrotherapy will cause bowel movements that are equivalent to 20 or 30 normal bowel movements. The hydrotherapy will also dislodge a lot of fecal matter and various waste products from your bowel and colon and eliminations that you make after the therapy are likely to be more substantial than usual because of this.

If you need more colon hydrotherapy sessions, your therapist will probably give you an eating plan or some indication into the way that you should be looking after yourself. Subsequent sessions will probably happen monthly, although many individuals will do very well from just one session.

Where Can I Have Colon Hydrotherapy?

You could ask your doctor if they can recommend any therapists for you, or you could take a look at this website: http://www.colonic-association.com/ for a UK list of registered therapists. For US registered therapists, go to your doctor or your insurance company.