Therapy for the Colon: Are you Ready to Try an Enema?

Christina Dodd 

There are many types of colon therapy procedures, and an enema is one of the most well known. Frequent application of enemas is a traditional way to keep your body clean and clear of toxins, bacteria, and other potentially harmful substances.

Understanding Enemas

An enema can be defined as the introduction of a fluid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing the colon. The term is also applied to the liquid that is injected, or even the bag used to supply the water solution for the procedure.

Enema is a common kind of bowel/colon therapy that has been utilized all across the globe, and it is used to treat a plethora of diseases and infections, including diarrhea, constipation, parasitic infections, premenstrual syndrome, dehydration and fever. The general reason for utilizing an enema is to clear out the bowel to rid it of toxins, parasites, unhealthy bacteria and other fecal matters that builds up over time. The accumulation of fecal wastes is due to an inefficient colon that is no longer able to rid itself of all undesirable substances.

Receiving an enema involves filling your bowel with a water solution, and this liquid causes the colon walls to start to work to rid the accumulated waste from your body. After comprehensive dilution with water, the fecal materials can be easily cleared out of the rectum and anus.

To perform the procedure, you must put the water solution into your colon via a variety of methods, including an enema bag, which opens from the top and contains a tube and a rectal nozzle. The next step involves placing the nozzle in the anus in preparation to begin the process of colon therapy. You will utilize a rectal bulb syringe with a nozzle; however, this has only little use for colon therapy. A widely recognized colon therapy method that utilizes the basic enema principles is colon hydrotherapy, otherwise known as colonic irrigation.

Although the description of the process may sound difficult and painful, enemas are actually easy to perform. However, enemas have received a significant amount of criticism. This applies especially to repeated use, which can cause the bowel to lose its ability to function naturally. Some skeptics of these therapies warn that prolonged use of them will cause an individual to be unable to empty their bowels without using an enema.

Although there are some critics who doubt the efficiency of enemas and colon hydrotherapy, the actual results of these procedures are not easily ignored. This colon procedure has a long history of helping numerous people with diverse health conditions and has been shown to have great therapeutic as well as investigative possibilities.

It is advised that the majority of enemas should not be self-induced. Professional supervision is recommended if you plan to engage in an enema-type of colon therapy.

It is also important that you avoid contaminated water or unclean accessories like bags, tubes, and nozzles, as they can all be a source of bad bacteria. You will find a wide array of disposable accessories that you can use to make your enema more hygienic, safe, and efficient.