A healthier energetic you - Colon Hydrotherapy

A healthier energetic you - Colon Hydrotherapy

A healthy and well-functioning bowel is essential to optimal health, although so often this vital organ remains neglected, causing our bodies to function at a lower level.

Cleansing your colon is aimed at removing the build-up of toxic waste, faecal matter, gas and mucus from your intestinal tract, which most importantly helps your body to feel healthier and rejuvenated.

Branded by many names - colon hydrotherapy, colonic or colonic irrigation - encompasses a number of alternative medical therapies which includes the safe and gentle infusion of warm water into the colon via the rectum.

No drugs or chemicals are involved, and unlike with an enema, which can often result in uncomfortable bloating and cramping sometimes leading to haemorrhoids, colonic hydrotherapy puts no undue stress on your system and is both effective and relaxing as it gently cleans out the entire colon.

What are the Benefits?

By removing waste and toxins from the colon, colon hydrotherapy improves circulation which in turn makes your eyes and skin clearer, as well as giving you improved mental clarity. Bloating and heaviness are reduced, weight is normalised and your energy levels are increased.

This gentle process of detoxification and waste removal gives your immune system a boost, thereby allowing the lymph system to cleanse your body with better efficiency.

Intestinal flora, the good bacteria, are present throughout the large and small intestines and colon cleansing helps to improve their environment, which encourages their multiplication.

Colon therapy can assist with:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Bloating and excessive gas
  • Indigestion
  • Allergies
  • Candida overgrowth
  • Skin problems
  • Abnormal body odour
  • Bad breath
  • Backache
  • Stiffness
  • Arthritis
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Poor concentration
  • Headaches

What happens during colonic hydrotherapy?

You would lie on a comfortable therapy table and the therapist would gently insert a small disposable speculum into your rectum. A flow of filtered water, using light pressure, allows the colon to be cleansed. The water pressure is carefully monitored and the process should feel like a relaxing colon massage.

There is no odour from any bowel movements as it is a closed system and your dignity always remains intact. After some time, the therapist would advise you to use the bathroom as a release.

Post-colonic, there may be a delay in bowel movements and then the resumption of larger, but easier to move stools. If your colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for a few days. It is very rare for diarrhoea to occur, but if it does, it usually has a very short duration.

Treatment and maintenance

We are all different and such there is no standard recommended number of treatments. It would mostly depend on your personal health objectives. Start with a single treatment and then discuss follow-up treatments with your therapist, who will be able to advise you on a program best suited to you.

Diet, exercise, and other health programs should become many more times effective after your colon has been cleansed. For a few days following colon hydrotherapy, make sure to drink plenty of liquids such as soup, avoiding raw vegetables and meat, and instead, increasing your intake of steamed vegetables and fruit.

Dr. Alain Sanua is a qualified doctor with additional qualifications in Homeopathy and Acupuncture and is passionate about Integrative Medicine. Talk to him about increasing your energy levels and improving your health using colon hydrotherapy.


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