Colon hydrotherapy treatment also know as colonics, is a natural and gentle way of enhancing a compromised digestive system and treating problems with eliminating waste. The bowel harbours friendly bacteria that perform important functions like aiding in the manufacture of vitamins and breaking down foods so that they can be absorbed properly for optimal nutrition. Colon hydrotherapy is to clear the body of toxins and provide relief from a range of conditions.
How Colon Hydrotherapy Works
During colon hydrotherapy, filtered water is used to flush out toxic buildup in the bowel including fecal waste, intestinal parasites, harmful bacteria, mucus and gas. Water enters the body and fills the lumen of the colon, producing a gentle pressure against the colon wall. This action initiates peristalsis which, combined with the water, propels waste matter out of the body. The muscles of the bowel are “exercised,” resulting in the strengthening of the bowel as well as cleansing.
Effects of a Compromised Colon
An inefficient colon with an excess of toxic waste and a depletion of healthy bacteria may aggravate or create a wide range of conditions. Toxic buildup can lead to an improper transfer of essential nutrients into the body and the proper elimination of waste. Conditions affected by a compromised colon include:
- Food sensitivities
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Other conditions that may be helped by colon hydrotherapy include irritability, memory loss, yeast infections, lethargy, psoriasis and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).