Colonic Irrigation

Colonic Irrigation is not the most popular method of colon cleansing, but it is definitely one of the most effective ones. While many people generally equate colon irrigation with an enema, both of these are different things. While the purpose of both is definitely the same, that of cleaning the colon, a colonic irrigation, colon irrigation, or colon hydrotherapy is a much more improved, sophisticated and thorough version of an enema.

Unlike over the counter enemas, this procedure can only be carried out in a medical practitioner’s clinic. A single session takes at least 30 to 60 minutes and almost 20 gallons of water is pumped through the colon during this time. While the process sounds painful and tedious, it is absolutely painless. Warm water is flushed through the colon to provide a comfortable and painless experience and the practitioner can vary the water’s temperature based on the patient’s comfort level. The pressure of the water being pumped inside the colon can also be varied.

The whole process is carried out using sophisticated machines which pump the water into the colon through a tube that is inserted into the rectum. The water entering the colon washes it and removes wastes, parasites, mucoid plaque, toxins and impacted fecal matter which are flushed out of the body and disposed directly through a closed drain to prevent any foul odor.

All the equipment that is used for invasive purposes is disposable and new sets are used for every patient so there is no risk of an infection. The patient is also given a hospital gown to wear to maintain his or her modesty and almost all practitioners take extra care to make the process comfortable for patients. The therapists will not only monitor water pressure and temperature, but also regulate the flow in such a manner that the whole five feet colon length is thoroughly cleaned.

Many therapists use plain water for colon hydrotherapy while others often add laxatives, herbal teas, baking soda or enzymes. After the hydrotherapy session, you will be asked to consume probiotics in order to promote the growth of healthy colon flora and to regain proper colon health. A single session generally costs anything between $60 and $100, depending upon where you get it done.

Risks Involved In The Procedure

As long as you get your session done at a registered clinic by a certified practitioner, you do not face any risks at all. You will be able to resume normal activity an hour after your session is over. However, it is always advised that you consult your medical practitioner before going for a colonic irrigation as it is contraindicated in cases of colon cancer, diverticulitis and some other ailments. You will also need to insure that fresh, disposable components are used during your hydrotherapy session in order to avoid a risk of infection. Getting your colonic irrigation done by a reputed, experienced and registered therapist will ensure that you face no risks and only get the benefits of a colon cleanse.

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