Recently, I have started hearing more and more about colon hydrotherapy, colonics, or enemas. It drew my attention as everything sounded pretty new to me so I decided to learn more.
You want me to do what?
Colon Hydrotherapy? What is it?
Colon hydrotherapy, is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs. By introducing filtered and temperature regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This process is repeated a few times during a session.
Colon cleansing, also called colonic hydrotherapy and colonic irrigation, is promoted for digestive troubles such as bloating, colitis, constipation and indigestion. Colon cleansing involves flushing the colon with large volumes of fluid. Patients who can benefit from colon cleansing have severe constipation resistant to laxative use. Irrigating and evacuating stool from the colon can bring these people immediate relief. A trained hydrotherapist performs the procedure in our medical facility under a physician’s direction. The use of disposable equipment and meticulous disinfection every time avoids bacterial contamination.
Benefits of Colon Cleansing
- Makes the digestive system more effective
- Maintains regularity and prevents constipation
- Kickstarts weight loss
- Increases energy
- Improves concentration
- Increases body's absorption of vitamins and minerals
- Maintains pH balance in the bloodstream
- Improves whole body well being
Knowing all of it, I decided to try. I have been struggling with digestive issues for some time so here I am ready for an experiment. I found a local licensed colon hydrotherapist who also happened to be a licensed massage therapist so I thought I was in a good hands. But human nature and fear of unknown made me a bit uncomfortable. My hydrotherapist was well trained and she was able to help me to unease by simple leading a very interesting conversation. I felt comfortable enough to ask her more questions about my own procedure and what I had experienced. What I learned:
- It is not that terrible as it sounds
- You need to fast for 2 hours before the procedure
- Closed system is pretty cool
- I felt much lighter although I didn't lose any weight
- I had so much crap inside even from a week before
- My bloating and gases seemed to diminish
- Systematic usage of probiotics is recommended after the procedure to build up your good bacteria
There are also some contradictions for colon hydrotherapy. It is not advised to take it if you have:
After my session I was given an information what to eat in order to have a healthy colon and smooth elimination. I was advised to stay away from overly rich and heavy foods. Many people are affected by an overgrowth of Candida Albicans, a yeast like microorganism in the colon and there is a special diet to get rid of it. My colon hydrotherapist gave me a list of foods to avoid with detailed explanation why and I had to say it was exactly what I had learned during my coaching program. While I am writing this I have already had my two colon hydrotherapies and waiting to have one more. Although there are some disbelieves regarding this procedure I feel it is helping me a lot. I feel more energetic, lighter and in a very positive mood not to even mention that elimination is pretty good. My tip - if you decide to go for that make it a half day of self-care so after the colon hydrotherapy you can go for sauna, yoga or a long walk.