Colonic Irrigation – What is It?
Colonic irrigation, also called hydrocolonic, is an ancient technique that uses water to flush out your large intestine. The Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists considers it a safe and effective method of cleansing the colon. However, scientific research on this subject is limited.
What are the benefits of colonic irrigation?
Makes the digestive system work better
When the colon is cleansed through colonic irrigation, the path for the waste material movement opens. As a result, food passes through the digestive tract easily.
Improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Colonic irrigation is also known to help with the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In a 2016 research, patients with IBS were given this treatment. By the end of the research, they reported improvement in their symptoms, such as a reduction in abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Decreases the chances of constipation
Constipation is the infrequent movement of the bowel in the digestive tract. It can make the waste material stay in the body for longer, increasing the risk of irritations and other health conditions. Hydrocolonic is an effective way of removing these wastes and preventing constipation in the future.
Reduces the risk of colon cancer
Accumulation of toxins inside the body can lead to serious health problems, including colon cancer. When you cleanse your colon using the hydrocolonic technique, you get rid of unwanted toxins and decrease the chances of colon cancer.
Helps with nutrients absorption
The colon is the large intestine’s major part where salts and water are absorbed from the food. The remaining material (waste material) is sent to the rectum from where it comes out of the body. Some practitioners believe that colonic irrigation makes the path clear for the food movement in the digestive tract and improves nutrient absorption.
Cleanses the colon before a surgery
The presence of waste materials in the colon can disturb the surgical and diagnostic procedures involving the colon. However, cleaning the colon via hydrocolonic can help with the performance of these procedures.
What should I expect from a colonic irrigation session?
The practitioner makes you lay down on a table. The nozzle of a small tube is inserted into your rectum, and a low-pressure pump flushes water inside it. The water may contain coffee, herbs, or probiotics to improve your colon’s performance or health. The pressure and temperature of the water may differ from session to session.
The practitioner may also massage your abdomen to make sure the entire colon is cleansed. You flush water like a normal bowel movement. The practitioner may repeat the process. It can last up from 50 to 60 hour.
Colonic irrigation is considered a safe method of flushing the waste material out of the colon. People have been using it for centuries to make their digestive system work more effectively, improve nutrient absorption, reduce constipation risk and clean the colon before surgery. Talk to a medical professional before you choose this treatment to cleanse your large intestine.
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