If the thought of a colonic procedure makes you shudder with fear, it’s high time you learn more about this gentle and highly beneficial procedure. Here are four common questions about colonics and some surprising facts about how they can really help you in terms of health.
1) What is the colon, and what is colonic hydrotherapy?
The colon is the last five to five and a half feet of your digestive tract. This part of your body serves an important purpose: to remove any waste materials that you have digested or that your cells no longer need. You can also absorb some nutrients and water through your colon. This body part creates bowel movements.
Colonic hydrotherapy removes any impacted remaining waste from the walls of the colon so that you can eliminate it all via healthy bowel movements.
2) What goes on during a colonic?
Colonics are not nearly as barbaric or torturous as many people are lead to believe. In fact, it can be a relaxing and educational experience. First, a little disposable instrument is inserted into the rectum, which emits a stream of pure filtered water. The water will fill the colon entirely (which takes about one minute), and then it is released through a tube leading to sewer lines. All of the water within the colon removes gas and waste matter from the body.
There are no embarrassing smells or odors during a colonic session because no air escapes from the rectum or the tube. Your body is totally covered for your privacy, and the entire procedure should take an hour. Your therapist will be professional and soothing, massaging your abdomen in order to loosen up any impacted waste matter and speed the process of removal.
You shouldn’t feel much, if any, pain during the process. The sensation is more akin to what you would feel during diarrhea, in terms of pressure and possible gas. Afterwards, it is common to feel comfortable and lighter.
3) What are the benefits of receiving a colonic?
Benefits of colonics include increased nutrient absorption from food and drink, increased energy levels, better and more regular bowel movements and less constipation. Some patients have even experienced clearer skin, improved sleep, and other health benefits, such as the elimination of heartburn.
4) Where can I undergo a colonic?
You can get a colonic in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and most other decently sized cities throughout the United States and the world. To find a reputable clinic that employs experienced, certified health practitioners (which is more likely to carry a high degree of customer satisfaction), do an online search, consult popular consumer review sites, like Yelp, or ask around to close friends and family members.
Jessica writes about a wide variety of topics. She especially enjoys writing about health. You can learn more about Colonic Hydrotherapy at http://www.wellnesswithinspa.com/