Colonics, also known as colon hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation, involve the use of warm, sterile water which is inserted into the rectum through a flexible tube in order to wash out waste products from the colon, the final section of the intestines.
A colonic is simply a large enema designed to cleanse the whole colon from waste products, including stored fecal matter, gas, mucus and other toxins.
Colonics are in vogue as an alternative therapy treatment but have had their share of opponents who do not advocate its use.
However there are strong advocates of the usefulness of colonics and those advocates of colonics believe that when administered utilizing sterile equipment they can be useful to rid the body of toxins built up in the colon and to restore the normal muscle activity of the colon.
The process of a colonic is not meant to be painful but there are many who feel it is indeed uncomfortable, costly and not to mention embarrassing.
During the high colonic procedure, which typically takes about thirty to sixty minutes, a small tube is inserted into the rectum, some clinics suggest interesting the tube up to twenty inches. This tube is then connected to a plastic hose and the hose is then connected to a colonic irrigation machine.
Purified water is allowed to flow through the hose and tubing to flush out all five feet of the colon. The infusion of water causes the muscles that line the colon to contract and expand rhythmically forcing out fecal matter, gas, and mucus through an evacuation tube that leads back to the machine.
Herbs and extracts or coffee can be added to the water to improve the efficiency of the procedure. After the first infusion of water has been expelled, the procedure is repeated until twenty to thirty gallons of water have been flushed through the bowel thoroughly washing out the colon.
Whether a colonic is for you or not is a decision only you can make.
There are many anecdotal stories the both support and negate colonics.
Only you can make the decision that is right for you. It is important to remember that currently there is no evidence that exists to support the use of colon therapy, and treatment can cause infection and mineral and electrolyte imbalances that can be dangerous.
Most people wonder where they should start when they are ready to start improving their health. There is so much information on getting healthy and every practitioner or health guru wants you to start with their program. So what do you need to do and where do you go for that information/
If you go back and read many of the books written during the 50′ to 80’s you will find that most of the natural health healers always recommended you starts with the colon.
If you go to your health food store you will find numerous colon cleansing products and in health magazine you will finds many advertisements on colonics.
If you first concentration on improving your colon health, you will do your whole body a favor and you will start to feel and be healthier. Because your colon serves your whole body with nutrients and information, you can make a big impact on becoming healthier.
Every part of your body is reflected in the colon. This means that every spot on the colon corresponds to some part of the body. It is through this spot that nutrients and information is sent to that part of the body. Can you imagine if that spot that represents your brain is filled with toxic matter and filled with layer after layer of toxic material that has built up over the years?
When the brain spot on your colon is corrupted, then toxins move readily into your brain and in addition traumatic life incident can readily move into the brain and settle there forever. The toxins in the brain make you senile in old age and the traumatic feeling can activate a heart attack when your heart immune system weakens.
Can you then imagine all parts of your colon walls being covered with toxic matter or being constantly exposed to toxic matter that stays there for 3-5 days because you were constipated? You could expect toxins to be flooding all parts of your body and weaken those parts to the point of failure when you get older.
It is my opinion that if you do anything for your health that you concentrate colon cleansing. This can be done by always eating and living a lifestyle that gives you a natural colon cleanse. Here are three things that you can do as a natural colon cleansing.
1. Change the way that you eat and not what you eat by helping your body during its normal body cycles. The body detoxifies from 8 am to noon, so don’t eat any heavy food during this period. Eat only fruits and vegetables and their juices. This helps to detoxify your colon and other areas of your body.
2. Eat more fiber since this helps to keep your colon clean and free of constipation and of other disease. Get your fiber from fruits and vegetables. For those of you that are over 60, since you may have diverticulosis, avoid these foods, seeds, nuts, black berries, cucumber, tomatoes, wheat, and rye. Avoid those foods with seeds since they my get lodged in the diverticula’s pockets and cause inflammation.
3. Use a colon cleanse once a year that helps to dissolve built up toxins along the colon walls. Once such product is Oxypowder.
Keeping your colon in good health is your key to your overall health. Plan to remove toxic matter from your colon. Eat a diet high in fiber to keep your colon strong and healthy. And, assist your body to detoxify by eating foods and liquids that digest quickly from 8 am to noon.