The colon is an integral part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is located at the distal portion of the large intestine. Its main function is to draw out water from undigested food as well as break down food items before they are eliminated from the body. Essentially, a healthy colon cleans up the body by removing toxins, wastes, and impurities so the body can perform at its peak.
The colon is part of the body?s natural detox pathways, thus it is important to ensure it functions optimally at all times. In this day and age however, where the food, water, and air that our bodies process are saturated with toxins, the slow and steady accumulation of toxins, heavy metals, and other impurities result in unpleasant symptoms as well as the deterioration of the colon function. This is where a colon cleanse comes is helpful.
Colonic hydrotherapy treatment ? What is it?
Colon hydrotherapy treatment is a cleansing process that involves the injection of large volumes of water into the colon via the rectum. The main aim of colon hydrotherapy is to cleanse the entire length of the large intestine to restore optimal functioning. There are also at-home colon cleanses that you can do by yourself and is ideal to do in between your colon hydrotherapy treatments at a wellness clinic.
Naturopaths claim that colon cleansing via colon therapy can deliver the following benefits:
- Restore normal digestive function
- Resolve common gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation, diarrhoea and bloating
- Increase energy levels and enhance mood
- Improve the nutrient absorptive ability of the colon
- Restore healthy gut flora by flushing out bacteria and parasites such as candida
- Promote optimal immune system functioning
- Induce immediate weight loss
Where can I get a colonic done?
A colonic is performed at a wellness clinic that offers colonic hydrotherapy treatment. Licensed and trained colon hydrotherapists provide consultations as well as facilitate colonics.