Colonic: Return Your Bowel to Health

Christina Dodd 

Whatever name you call it — colonic, high colonic, colon cleansing, colon irrigation, or colon hydrotherapy — it is the most successful way among the choices of colon cleansing plans and products to help you remove the toxic waste in your bowels.

How Would You Describe a Colonic?

A colonic is a well-known bowel cleansing procedure, which is based on the elements of enema administration. Colonics, also called colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy, consist of washing the colon with the proper temperature water using a rectal catheter.

The cleaning of the bowel with an enema or colonic has been used since time immemorial to have the body free of solidified feces along with the toxins, bad bacteria and parasites. Irrigation of the bowels, as in a colonic, also streamlines the colon’s functions and brings about relief for a wide array of health ailments.
How is a Colonic Conducted?

Below are the steps to colonic process:

  • Begin by rubbing the lower stomach.
  • Next put a disposable catheter into the rectum, making sure to use sterilized equipment and enough water-based lubricant.
  • The catheter tube brings pure, warm water into the bowel.
  • The build up of fecal matter is eliminated as warm water goes through the tube. This step is done repeatedly to get the best results.

While performing this procedure, the therapist must make sure to:

  • Use proper hygiene and sanitation measures to prevent any type of contamination. At the beginning of the procedure the therapist should put on a pair of disposable gloves.
  • Clear any sort of kink or blockage in the tubing immediately.
  • Maintain the water temperature under 40 degrees C (preferably 37.6 degrees C – normal body temp) so there will be no burning or thermal pain.

It takes 30- 45 minutes to complete one colonic session. 20 liters of water is used during the complete procedure.

Costs

The costs of colonic procedures can vary according to where it is performed and other various factors. One colonic appointment can cost anywhere between $50 and $90, not including quantity discounts for multiple sessions.

Side Effects and Risks

There are certain side effects and risks that could develop from a colonic. You should consult your medical doctor prior to trying colonic irrigation if you have diarrhea or a compromised immune system.

Gastrointestinal infections, as well as infections caused by inadequate hygienic practices, are potential side effects. A colonic could also cause a colon ulcer to develop, as well as diverticulitis and hemorrhoids. Instances of thermal shock have been reported during the procedure (because of the temperature being incorrect) and temporary urgency in bowel movements.

Colonic Versus Other Colon Cleansing Products/Techniques
It appears that colonic is more expensive than other techniques, especially when compared to natural or the herbal methods. The colonic treatment being slightly invasive could be surprisingly non-traumatic for people that have uncomfortable feelings about a catheter insertion of the anus.

Even with these problems, the colonic may not be as expensive or as traumatic as you might think. This is especially true considering the effective and comprehensive removal of the fecal matter and dangerous toxins lodged to the walls of your colon.