A colonics are one kind of colon cleansing method. And one that we don’t generally recommend.
The problems with invasive methods like colonic irrigation is that it can actually cause more harm than good. This is because it can possibly disrupt the natural bacteria in your gut and colon.
That being said there are certain instances, with specific clients, where the use of hydrotherapy is something that absolutely helps them restore their body to balance.
For example they are not responding to cleansing drinks and flushes and they are experiencing intestinal cramps. Similarly in the medical profession they are used for a number of different purposes and as different treatments with studied benefits with certain conditions.
Here are some of the benefits:
- break down the toxins, fecal matter and the wastes that is stuck in the intestinal wall and the colon
- lessen the amount of pressure on the colon
- improve absorption of nutrients
- help prevent constipation
- clean up the skin
- strengthen the digestive system
- provide energy to the body
- reduce formation of mucous
- improve your health in totality
What is a “Colonic”?
Also called the colon irrigation of the hydrotherapy of the colon, it means the insertion of a long tube in the colon, where the introduction of instilled water is made. The water is made to circulate around the colon to loosen the toxins and fecal matter, and remove it. Besides, water is a major reason for the large intestine to commence peristalsis, which gets rid of the fecal matter from the rectum. It is not at all painful, and remember that colonic is not a kind of a surgery, but merely a massage for the colon.
There is no certified process to have come out officially, but a knowledgeable and experienced person who can do a colonic can be easily found through the telephone directory. On visiting the person, you will be explained the process of colonic. The concerned person will stick a long tube through your rectum, into the colon, and introduce water into it, and will massage at the same time, to facilitate the decal matter out of the body. Colonic process takes about half an hour, on an average. It is also suggested that you go for a full cleanse of your colon prior to doing colonic. Remember to drink lots of water, and eat little before the appointment. Also, you should take sufficient rest after the colonic, and eat light food, while staying away from raw vegetables for certain days. For restoring the good bacteria which had been lost due to colonic, Probiotic substances can be taken.
Safety of colonic
A colonic is generally safe and is used in the medical profession. The tube and other equipment that are used are clean and disinfected. They do not cause any damage to the colon. The people who do the colonic have done so have years of experience behind them, so there is little reason to worry or feel embarrassed.
Side effects of colonic
You may have a few loose bowels after having a colonic done, but it will only last a few days, if is occurs that is. One major effect of colonic is that it can remove some good bacteria from the body as well. But it can be supplied back by Probiotic supplementation.
Cost of a colonic
The cost of colonic varies, but on an average, it may cost about $75 for one session, which is a reasonable price for your health.
How many colonic are required?
For some it is essential to get at least one colonic after colon cleansing. At times, one is not even sufficient.
Yet for most people we recommend not to do colonics and rather use natural flushes and cleanses made with ingredients that are naturally detoxifying.
Keep in mind that toxins in our body are a result of bad lifestyle and diet that we have been following for years, so it depends on your condition what approach will work best.
You can also opt for giving an enema to yourself if you are comfortable with it, but for many people, colonic is the safest way to cleanse. Colonic is also better than enemas since with the introduction of more water into the colon, it can definitely flush and clean you out entirely.
However, again, this is an invasive method and so should be avoided most of the time. Checking with your doctor is also required for clients attending our retreats.