Information on the benefits of colon cleansing and detoxification to assist with colonic irrigation.
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- What is Colon Cleanse?
- How a Poorly Functioning Colon Affects the Body
- What does Colon Cleansing entail?
- Help for the Colon
What is a Colon Cleanse?
Colon cleanse, also known as colon hydrotherapy, is somewhat of a controversial procedure used to remove impacted waste, mucous, and toxins from the bowel. While the treatment has been around from as early as the times of the ancient Egyptians, it has recently gained popularity and become a common modern-day technique to detox and cleanse the system of unwanted toxins that build up in the body.
How a Poorly Functioning Colon Affects the Body
The colon is between five and six feet in length and is an important part of the digestive system. This tube-like structure moves waste from the small intestine through to the rectum, absorbing water and minerals from this waste matter and readying it for elimination.
This is the body’s natural way of eliminating toxins and waste from the body, and while this occurs naturally without much outside assistance, modern-day living can often contribute to a sluggish and ineffective digestive system.
Environmental toxicity, as well as years of eating sugar-loaded and processed foods can eventually result in weight gain and toxic build-up in the colon. When digestion and elimination becomes slow and waste accumulates in the colon, these toxins can be reabsorbed into the bloodstream, polluting other organs and tissues in the body.
Effects of Colon Toxicity on the Body
Accumulation of waste in the colon can lead to a number of illnesses and symptoms, including:
What does Colon Cleansing entail?
There is generally no special preparation necessary before a colon cleanse, although large meals and excessive drinking in the hours before the procedure should be avoided. During the procedure, you are positioned on your side (on a special table) as warm water is passed into your bowel through a tube inserted into your rectum. This water circulates through your colon and cleanses all waste from the colon walls, which is then passed out of the body through a second tube.
It is important to note that a colon cleanse is a procedure that requires the assistance of a trained therapist, as water pressure and water minerals are carefully controlled throughout the session. The session may also include a gentle massage of the abdominal area to assist in the whole process of loosening the waste. You can expect the session to last between 40 and 45 minutes. Probiotics may be recommended afterwards to replace any good bacteria that may have been lost in the process.
Help for the Colon
When done correctly, colon cleansing is a great way to detox, refresh, and revitalize the body. In keeping with a holistic approach to health, this procedure works best when done in accordance with healthy diet changes, and regular exercise.