Colon Hydrotherapy: Why is it good for you?
Colon is another name for the Large Intestine. It is one of the many important parts of our digestive system. It is about 5 feet long and circles the abdomen up the right side, across, and down the left side. It then descends into the lowest part of the colon or the rectum. The rectum connects to the anus, where stools leave our body.
When we eat, the food we intake goes through the stomach. It enters the small intestine, where the body absorbs the majority of its nutrients. Then any remaining waste products will move into the colon. This is where the body removes as much fluid as possible and turns the waste into stool, then eliminates it.
Contractions can be felt as digested food and waste moves in the colon, but no need to worry these contractions are painless and can rarely be noticed. However, if you disregard your colon it can get irritated, inflamed, infected, obstructed, or impeded, it may not be able to break down the food you intake into the nutrients your body needs, and you may experience strong contractions which will cause severe pain and discomfort.
Causes of colon pain
Here are several medical conditions and temporary digestive issues that can cause colon pain.
When the stool is too large or too hard, discharge is going to be uncomfortable. This will result in pain near the rectum and anus, as well as abdominal pain.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
IBS can cause stomach pain and cramping in the colon, usually around the time of a bowel movement, constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating, and mucus in the stool.
Diarrhea can be caused by a number of reasons, like food intolerances, viruses, or bacteria. This happens when the stools are loose and watery causing colon contractions. The fast contractions will lead to abdominal pain and cramping causing colon pain and burning and stinging feeling.
Colitis can lead to abdominal pain, bleeding in the rectum, urgency with bowel movements, fever, weight loss, fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, mucus and blood in the stool, and diarrhea or constipation.
Diverticulosis disease affects 35% of adults aged 50 and below, and almost 60% of Americans aged 60, according to the NIDDK. This can cause pain, bleeding, and other symptoms as well as: loose stools or diarrhea, cramping in the lower abdomen, blood in the stool, fever, nausea, and vomiting.
Colorectal cancer is the second-highest cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. according to the American Cancer Society. Patients with colorectal cancer may not experience symptoms right away. So, in situations that you feel or experience colon pain, you should talk to a healthcare professional as soon as possible and do screening tests for colorectal cancer. Symptoms of Colorectal cancer are; abdominal pain near the area of the colon, changes in bowel movements, such as constipation or diarrhea, bright red blood in the stool, urgency to have bowel movements, but which do not provide relief, dark-colored stool, fatigue, and weight loss.
Colon hydrotherapy can help improve your colon health. Colon hydrotherapy, colonics, or colon cleansing is a gentle method of cleaning or rinsing the colon with warm water, to remove all fecal build-up and mucous plagues. When your colon is clean, essential nutrients can be absorbed more effortlessly, harmful bacterias are removed, and you will feel fresher and lighter.
If you often experience constipation, gas, bloating, and other digestive health issues, it can leave your colon malformed, prone to build-up, and not effectively remove harmful bacterias in the body. Colon hydrotherapy can help your colon return to its original healthy form. Plus, it can improve your body’s bowel movements and decrease the probability of gas and bloating.
Colon hydrotherapy is safe. It is often performed by a trained expert, and for the procedure, only FDA-approved equipment is used. Colon hydrotherapy is commonly done as preparation for medical procedures such as colonoscopy. There are also some alternative medicine practitioners that offer colon cleansing for other purposes, like detoxification.
During the process of Colon hydrotherapy, large amounts of liquid are flushed through the colon. This liquid contains 16 gallons or about 60 liters of water and other substances like coffee and herbs. This process is done by inserting a tube into the rectum. And in some cases, small amounts of water are left inside the colon for a short period of time before removed for better results.
Colon hydrotherapy cleanses the colon to remove all the toxins from your gastrointestinal tract that can cause health problems. And with the toxins removed your guts health improves, your energy is increased, and your immune system is improved.
Benefits of Colon Cleansing
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.
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.
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.
Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
Colon Hydrotherapy can help treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, and lessen abdominal pain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Improves whole-body health
When all the toxins are removed through Colon Hydrotherapy your body will feel refreshed, the nutrients your body needs are absorbed and distributed smoothly, your energy increases, and your colon returns back to its original health.