Colon cleansing is PROVEN to be the most effective method to prepare for the medical procedure known as a colonoscopy. However, some alternative medicine practitioners offer colon cleansing for other purposes as well, such as for detoxification and in preparation for surgery.
Colon Hydrotherapy is also known as a "colonic" or "colonic irrigation" and during a colon cleanse large amounts of water enter the body, (I feel the most a client has taken is approximately 5-6 gallons). This allows built up fecal matter to be broken down and aid in excretion because your digestive system and bowel already eliminates waste material and bacteria from your body.
Advocates of colon cleansing believe that toxins from the gastrointestinal tract can cause a variety of health problems, such as constipation, arthritis, and high blood pressure. They believe that colon cleansing improves health by removing toxins, boosting your energy and mental clarity and enhancing your immune system.
There is no evidence that colon cleansing produces these effects or is beneficial at all however once you have had the session I'm sure you can attest to the believed benefits.
Colon cleansing can cause less serious side effects, such as cramping, bloating, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, which should subside within the same day but everyone is different. Keep in mind, there is a foreign object entering your body.
Common concerns with colon cleansing include:
Dehydration: THIS COULD OCCUR IF YOU ARE NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER, OR HAVE DEVELOPED EXCESSIVE DIARRHEA. SINCE YOU ARE EXCRETING WATER IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR ARE PUTTING WATER AND ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS BACK IN!
Perforation (a tear in the rectum): Which is most common when utilizing the OPEN SYSTEM (HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED). At Inspire we use the CLOSED SYSTEM which is the safest option and we have NEVER had a patient experience this.
Infection: ALSO HIGHLY UNLIKELY UNLESS THERE ARE ADDITIVES SUCH AS HERBS USED. INSPIRE CHT ONLY UTILIZES WATER THROUGH AN ADVANCE FILTRATION SYSTEM.
Electrolyte imbalance: A change in your electrolyte balance can be dangerous if you have kidney or heart disease or other health problems: UNFORTUNATELY I DO NOT PROVIDE COLONICS TO CLIENT WITH THESE EXISTING CONDITIONS.
BENEFITS OF HAVING A COLONIC INCLUDE
1) Lowers the Risk of Colon Cancer
Decrease the risk of cysts, polyps and cancerous growths in your gastrointestinal tract with colon hydrotherapy. Toxins we encounter each day are absorbed through our skin and processed by the body’s kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal system. Colon hydrotherapy forces these toxins from your organs before they have the chance to damage your body’s internal systems.
2) Improved Digestion
Constipation impairs the body’s ability to absorb important nutrients resulting in decreased energy and hindered immune functions. Colonics pushes undigested waste through your system and allows the body to absorb the nutrients it needs to thrive.
3) Prevents Constipation
Say goodbye to the sluggish feeling of constipation! Colon hydrotherapy prevents the slowed digestive response of constipation and decreases the likelihood of other conditions such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
4) Better Mood
Did you know your colon can affect your mood? A proper-functioning colon is important for ensuring appetite-control, sleep, mental processing and hormonal balance. The nerves located in the bowel and the brain communicate affecting chemical signals sent by the central nervous system throughout the body.
5) Kick-starts Weight Loss
The average colon can hold up to 8 meals worth of food before digestion. Food low in fiber produces excess mucous that literally sticks to the body’s intestinal walls, eventually turning to decaying fecal matter. When you cleanse your colon, these lingering low-fiber foods are flushed from your system sometimes resulting in significant weight loss. In addition to possible weight loss, colon hydrotherapy can also stimulate the metabolism.
6) Increased Energy
Individuals who undergo colon hydrotherapy enjoy a boost in energy, improved blood circulation and more restful sleep. Purging the body of toxins is extremely refreshing, energy that is otherwise being used to force waste through the intestines is instead rerouted to different areas of the body.
7) Boosts the Body’s Retention of Vitamins and Nutrients
Colon hydrotherapy clears-out the digestive tract, which in return allows water, vitamins, and nutrients to soak into the bloodstream enabling crucial nutrients to flow into the body.
8) Clearer Skin
Toxins hiding-out in the colon reach the bloodstream and escape through the pores of your skin. As a parting gift, these toxins clog-up pores leaving behind various forms of acne. Colonics eliminate toxins before they have the chance to reach the surface, thus resulting in clearer and healthier skin.
9) Improved Focus
A body clogged with toxins results in a lack of focus and concentration. When the digestive system is working properly it nourishes nerve cells and absorbs nutrients. Colon hydrotherapy makes-way for clear thinking, reduced stress-levels and overall harmonious emotions!
If you choose to try colon cleansing, take these precautions:
Follow the colonic preparation instruction from the website labeled "Colonic Preparation", also if you take any medications or have any health problems, such as kidney or heart disease consult your doctor and bring in a signed medical release form to your appointment, this form can be emailed to you once your appointment is made.
NOW, why wouldn't you want to tell your friends and family after reading all of this!