10 benefits of colonic irrigation

Colonic irrigation, also known as colonic, or colon cleansing, or colon therapy, or colon hydrotherapy, is a treatment that involves flushing the colon with fluids to remove waste by means of copious enemas using water or other medication.

Colonic irrigation is normally done as preparation for medical procedures such as a colonoscopy. There are some alternative medicine practitioners who offer colon cleansing for other purposes, such as cleansing and detoxification.

During the process of colonic irrigation, the liquid is introduced into the colon. Commonly this liquid is water mixed with herbs or other liquids. It is inserted into the colon via the rectum using special equipment. This may take about five to fifteen minutes before it is flushed out. This process is repeated until the entire colon is cleared and cleaned.

The main reason many undergo the process of colonic irrigation is autointoxication. It is believed that after some time the accumulations of putrefied feces line the walls of the large intestine and that these accumulations harbor parasites or pathogenic gut flora, causing the presence of toxins resulting in illnesses.

In 2016 a study showed that there were improvements in gastrointestinal symptoms after colonic irrigation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome was done. Below is a list of the 10 main benefits you can gain after going through colonic irrigation.

10 benefits of colonic irrigation

Makes the digestive system work better
When you cleanse your colon, the undigested waste is pushed through your system. This creates a clear way for better nutrient absorption and allows waste to pass easily resulting in more energy and better health.

Maintains regular discharge and prevents constipation
No one wants to have constipation, especially when it’s chronic. When you have constipation your body’s digestive response becomes sluggish, which in turn leaves waste in the system longer. This increases the possibility of irritations, such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins, and many other illnesses. Colonic irrigation prevents constipation and decreases any possibilities of illnesses.

Decrease the risk of colon cancer and other diseases.
All the toxins that go inside your body through eating, drinking, breathing, and are absorbed through your skin end up processed by your gastrointestinal system, kidneys, and liver. If these toxins are not removed from your organs as quickly as possible, they can wreak havoc on your body’s systems resulting in unwanted diseases. By removing stagnant body waste and toxins, you reduce the risk of polyps, cysts, and possible cancerous growth.

Improves concentration
Poor health and ineffective vitamin absorption can cause poor concentration. The buildup of mucus and toxins in your colon can keep your body from getting what it needs to function, even if you eat a consistently healthy diet. Cleansing the colon with a detox diet can be the difference between feeling alert and not being able to focus. With good health comes good concentration.

Increases energy
When the toxins in your body are removed you will feel rejuvenated. This is because colonic irrigation distributes and reroutes the energy that is used for forcing waste through your intestines to other parts of your body. People who have undergone colonic irrigation felt that they have better blood circulation, more restful sleep, and felt an increase in energy.

Improves the body’s ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients
Colonic irrigation 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 unobstructed.

Great for starting a weight loss
Food with low fiber content moves through the digestive tract faster compared to food with high fiber content. This slow-moving food produces excess mucus that literally sticks to the intestinal walls, weighing the intestinal tract down with pounds of decaying fecal matter. Through the process of colonic irrigation, the colon is cleansed resulting in better digestion and faster metabolism.

Increase fertility
Colonic irrigation, as well as increased fiber intake combined with healthy food choices, improves overall health resulting in an increased fertility rate. Fat is estrogen-based. When too much fat is present in your body, becoming pregnant can become difficult. A colon that is weighed down by years of buildup can also press on the uterus and surrounding reproductive organs in women, causing strain. Colonic irrigation rids the body of many chemicals and toxins that affect the egg and sperm. This is the reason why many naturopaths recommend that both partners undergo colonic irrigation for better chances of pregnancy.

Maintains PH balance in the bloodstream
Acid-forming high-protein food diets without enough fiber can cause blockages in the colon. This can lead to general malaise in the body. The colon’s tissue can become inflamed resulting in decreased ability to function properly. The colon’s main job is to allow only water, minerals, and vitamins to pass into the bloodstream. If yeasts, molds, fungus, bacteria, parasites or fecal material enter the bloodstream and connected tissue, the body’s pH will be thrown out of balance resulting in bad health and a weaker body.

Puts you in a better mood
Your colon’s health can affect your mood. When your colon is functioning perfectly you can have better appetite control, better sleep, better 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.


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