The colon–also known as the large intestine–is one of the most important parts of your body, with several critical functions. It absorbs water and nutrients, contributes to the digestive process, and fosters a population of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. It also balances pH levels within your body, suppresses harmful microbes like yeast, and plays a key role in ridding your body of toxic waste.
If the colon becomes blocked, often because of an accumulation of waste, then harmful substances like dead cells, disease-causing microbes, and toxins can build up and become reabsorbed by the body. The consequences of this blockage can seriously impact your health, from reducing nutrient absorption and your ability to heal to contributing to a chronic illness.
What Is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon Hydrotherapy, also known as a colonic or a colon cleanse, is a process that gently rinses the colon with warm water to remove encrusted fecal matter, gas, and mucus.
Is Colon Hydrotherapy Safe?
Yes, colon hydrotherapy/colonic/colon cleanse is a safe and effective way to detoxify your colon.
Why Try a Colon Cleanse?
Accumulated waste in the colon can block the normal flow of waste through your system, preventing those toxic materials from leaving your body. It can also prevent proper nutrient absorption and produce toxins that are reabsorbed by the body. You can avoid these consequences with colon hydrotherapy.
Many patients will try to use drugs or laxatives to reduce the waste building up in their large intestine. Instead, colon hydrotherapy can help your body naturally restore its healing power and return you to optimal health.
By washing away waste accumulation and other deposits from the opening and interior walls of the colon, Colon Hydrotherapy can help you regain or retain your good health. After the colon cleanse, you’ll have a properly functioning large intestine that is free of toxins and ready to once again foster the growth of beneficial bacteria, or probiotics. It will also allow vital nutrients to be absorbed more easily, can help re-tone and reshape the colon, and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and healthier.
You should schedule colon cleanses regularly to address the typical retention of toxins and fecal debris. If you don’t, these materials can remain inside your body and reintroduce harmful substances to your body that can stress many organ systems, including your liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system.
Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy
The detoxification that comes with a colonic can have a widespread, positive impact on your life. Not only can it reduce the symptoms and drawbacks of several conditions, such as constipation, digestive distress, leaky bowel syndrome, gas, and bloating, but it can help you feel better in everything you do. Some benefits you may experience include:
- Makes the digestive system more effective
- Maintains regularity and prevents constipation
- Increases energy
- Increases the body’s absorption of vitamins and nutrients
- Improves concentration/Reduces brain fog
- Kick-starts weight loss
- Increases fertility
- Maintains PH balance in the bloodstream
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves hormone balance
- Improves whole-body well being
A cleansed colon can finally return to its normal functions, including encouraging the growth of beneficial probiotics, regaining a healthy mucosal lining, and effectively eliminating waste.
If the patient chooses to commit to improved nutrition and good colon health, they can experience all the benefits of better overall health.
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Can a Colonic Help You Lose Weight?
A colonic can help kick start your weight loss by clearing waste products from your intestines. However, don’t mistake this with fat loss. The weight you will lose in this process will be weight from waste that has built up in your digestive tract. Although it’s not fat loss, losing this waste weight will make you feel lighter and can kick start your weight loss. Some people even lose 10 or more pounds during the cleansing process.
Colon hydrotherapy patients also tend to experience less food cravings when they have a clean colon, which can lead to weight loss as well.
Can A Colonic Flatten Your Stomach?
Improper eating habits result in undigested food that sits in your colon and spoils. Over time, this undigested food causes the stomach to protrude. Colonics/Colon Hydrotherapy can remove these toxins/undigested foods, thereby flattening the stomach.
Who Can Benefit From Colon Hydrotherapy?
If you want to optimize your health, then you could likely benefit from regularly scheduled colon cleanses. Colon hydrotherapy has the ability to offer positive results for almost everyone, but the procedure can be especially helpful to those more prone to accumulated toxins, such as those who regularly eat meat, processed foods, and/or harmful or toxic substances.
It’s also a therapy that those suffering from chronic health problems or disease can turn to for relief.
What To Expect During A Colon Cleanse
The key to any colon cleanse procedure is colonic irrigation. While lying on a comfortable therapy table, the colon hydrotherapy therapist will gently insert a small disposable speculum into the rectum. Filtered water is then introduced into the rectum as a gentle stream loosening fecal matter and debris and allowing them to be released into the colon. After the colon hydrotherapy is finished the therapist will give you time to spend in the private bathroom attached to the therapy room to release the loosened fecal matter and debris.
During a colonic you may feel some gentle pressure somewhat like a colon massage. Your privacy will be maintained with proper draping in a private room.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
To cleanse the full five feet of colon found in the average adult, several sessions will be needed. The specific amount of sessions will depend on how much waste and debris is encrusted. The Colonic therapist will be able to tell you how many sessions you will need.
Once the accumulated waste has been cleared of your system, the colon will be able to fully heal.
Maintain Your Colon Health
As we mentioned, colonics should be a regular part of your health routine in order to make the most of its positive effects. There are also a few other steps you can take toward better colon health, like adjusting your diet and lifestyle.
Here are a few factors you should concentrate on if you’re ready to make a change:
- Committing to a whole-food, high-fiber diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and grains
- Nourishing the probiotics within your system
- Maintaining the mucosal lining of your gut to defend against toxins and harmful bacteria
- Building adequate muscle tone in the walls of your gut to eliminate waste
- Striving for regular waste elimination
- Ensuring the positive function of your autonomic nervous system in regulating gut function
MEET TERESA OWENS
Colon Hydrotherapist & Ionic FootBath Therapy, Detoxification ProgramCertified Colonic Hygiene Technician
Teresa Owens is a certified colon hydrotherapist who also works with ion detox footbath therapy. She specializes in detoxification and weight loss. Her goal is to help effectively eliminate toxins from the body in a natural way so you can experience optimal health.
With the increasing exposure of toxins, petrochemical, heavy metals and other chemicals in the environment, a regular detoxification program including colon hydrotherapy and ion detox footbath therapy is beneficial to everyone. Colon Hydrotherapy, also referred to as colonics, is a therapeutic procedure that uses filtered water to gently cleanse the large intestine or colon. It helps remove accumulated waste, mucus, bacteria, gas, and other toxic matter by hydrating, softening, loosening and rinsing the walls of the colon. The Ion Detox Foot Bath gently detoxifies the body of pesticides, heavy metals, nicotine and other toxins through a unique and relaxing 30-minute foot treatment.
After cleansing the body it is equally important to help your body to rebuild healthy blood cells and boost the immune system. Teresa believes that when the body has been cleansed and rebuilt with healthy foods, the pounds melt away and we have the tools to ward off disease.