What is Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon hydrotherapy is a practice used for colon cleansing in New York. Colon Hydrotherapy is the safe, gentle infusion of warm, filtered water into and out of the rectum and large intestine using no chemicals or drugs. Colon hydrotherapy is also known as colonic irrigation. Some people say that colon hydrotherapy is similar to diahorea, this is in fact not true at all. Colon hydrotherapy is administered by a professionally trained colon therapist.
When you go to a professional for colon hydrotherapy, the therapist ensures that you are comfortable at all times. The system is enclosed so there is no odor which maintains your dignity. Once you are ready to begin the procedure, the therapist asks you to lie on your left side. The therapist will then insert a tube into your rectum and secure the tube in place. You are then asked to turn onto your back and lift your knees up for comfort. The machine is then started, and slowly warm water is pushed into your colon through your rectum. Once your body reacts as though your colon is full and you feel that you need to go to the bathroom, the water is turned off and the other exit pipe is opened. The therapist could gently massage your abdominal area to encourage the muscles of the colon wall to contract and reflex pushing the stool out through the pipe. The therapist could also add some herbal infusions to the water which will stimulate the process of the colon and replenish the probiotics which may be lost during the process of colon hydrotherapy.
Colon hydrotherapy uses the body’s natural nerve and muscular activity to cleanse the colon, this in turn may help to tone and exercise the bowel which will improve waste removal after the treatment. Your therapist will discuss how many treatments you should have each year. Colon hydrotherapy and the effectiveness of the treatment is unique to each individual. Each session takes approximately 45 minutes.
Should you have any of the following conditions, you will not be able to have any colon hydrotherapy treatment until such times as the condition has cleared up. These conditions are infection, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, haemorrhoids, congestive heart disease, uncontrolled severe hypertension, severe anaemia, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease. Treatment will not be done within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
It is always best to consult your primary healthcare practitioner before undergoing any colon treatment.