Colon hydrotherapy involves using purified water to clean out the colon. The water is sent into the rectum through tubing called a speculum. The water enters the body and slowly and gently begins to clean the colon, causing the colon muscles to contract and expand, urging your body to get rid of any undigested food, bacteria, water, gas, and mucus that may have built up.
The procedure is performed without the use of drugs and is considered to be painless. Depending upon your current symptoms, your colon hydrotherapist may decide to add ozone, herbs, or special enzymes to the purified water to make the therapy even more beneficial. Your therapist should also massage the abdomen during the procedure to help remove excess waste and gas trapped in the colon.
There are two types of systems for colon hydrotherapy treatment: open and closed.
Open colon hydrotherapy systems are usually quite large and allow you to recline slightly during the procedure. You will then slide on to a protruding part of the machine called a speculum. With this type of system, you will be left alone in the room for the majority of the procedure, which lasts approximately one hour. This type of system will expose the participant to various smells of the accumulated waste as it is removed, as a separate evacuation tube isn't used.
Closed colon hydrotherapy systems can only be operated by colon hydrotherapists who are responsible for manually inserting the speculum into the rectum. The speculum attaches to a plastic hose that is connected to the machine itself. The accumulated toxic waste leaves your body through a separate evacuation tube that leads back to the machine. A typical session lasts between thirty and fifty minutes. With this system, the therapist stays with your during the entire procedure.
When looking for a colon hydrotherapist, seek someone that is trained, properly licensed, and certified. While colonic hydrotherapy is very effective at removing toxins, it may not be suitable for individuals suffering from malignant polyps, severe hemorrhoids, active diverticulitis, or active inflammatory bowel disease.
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