Colonic hydrotherapy is a type of colon cleanse that forces low-pressures streams of water into the colon to flush out the intestinal tract and encourage better overall health. They are usually performed by a licensed professional and can be uncomfortable, but provides benefits in the end. For best results, a colonic should be performed at least once a month, depending on lifestyle. Home colon flushes using herbal pills or an enema can be used in between visits.
The most basic benefit you will get from a a colonic is a clean intestinal tract. Over time, the tract becomes built up with aged fecal matter and becomes a breeding ground for bad bacteria and toxins. As this material builds up, a number of ailments can occur, from short-terms problems like constipation to colon cancer. Ridding the intestinal walls of the plaque-like material will restore the colon to its proper state.
Because colonic hydrotherapy will removes the excess build-up of waste in the colon that prevents the expelling of new waste material, it will usually clear up constipation. Regular bowel movements should begin immediately after a colonic and will continue freely as a result of the cleansing of the intestinal tract. Another common problem with the gastrointestinal system is diarrhea. Bad bacteria and toxins that build up in the colon can irritate the body's systems and prevent the proper hardening of waste materials. This can result in diarrhea. Because a colonic removes the bacteria, it is also an effective treatment for diarrhea.
The fecal matter that can build up in the colon over time can lead to a variety of health conditions but one of the most common is unexplained weight gain or the inability to remove excess weight. Although it varies according to each individual and lifestyle, the average colon often contains stagnant material in amounts from four to 30 pounds. This buildup is a common cause of excess weight being. Having colonic irrigation, or a colon hydrotherapy, performed will flush the colon of the old fecal matter leading to an immediate weight loss.
A colon hydrotherapy has immediate benefits, but will also help the body to restore and repair itself over the long run. For instance, it will increase the body's ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat, such as vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are used to repair body cells, systems and organs. As a result of this, you may notice a clearer, glowing complexion and shinier more manageable hair. Also, a colonic can lead to more restful sleep at night and boost energy throughout the day.
While most of the effects of colon hydrotherapy are beneficial to the body, there can be adverse effects. Most of the time, these negative side effects are temporary and are the body's response to the detoxifying process. Taking probiotics to replenish the "good" bacteria in the colon can help reduce some of the negative effects such as cramping, nausea and bloating. Another benefit of colon hydrotherapy is that, unlike regular colon flushes that rely on herbal formulas, it does not usually lead to dehydration or an electrolyte imbalance because it introduces fluid back into the body during the process.