Colonic hydrotherapy or irrigation is a gentle internal bath using warm, purified water that can help to eliminate stored faecal matter, gas, mucus and toxic substances from the colon.
A practice dating from around 1500 B.C., colonics can also help retonify and reshape the colon. However, colonics have a much broader effect than simply cleansing the colon.
Additional benefits can often be observed throughout the body in the form of clearer skin, more energy and mental clarity, fewer headaches, with circulatory, immune and weight problems often improving, amongst many other positive side effects.
Many people are referred to colonic practitioners by alternative therapists including homoeopaths, acupuncturists, herbalists, etc., since by detoxifying the system using colonics, these therapies tend to be more efficacious.
BENEFITS OF COLONICS
Colonic Hydrotherapy is more effective than other treatments to Cleanse the Colon. It exercises the Colon muscles, reshapes the Colon and stimulates reflex points.
Working with a skilled therapist a colonic can be a truly enlightening educational process. You will learn to expand your awareness of your body’s functioning by including signals from your abdomen, your skin, your face and even from that most taboo of natural products, your elimination’s.
You will find that you can spot the beginnings of developing conditions through clues from these body regions and functions before they become serious. You can deal with them sooner and more easily than you otherwise might if you waited until they produce effects seen elsewhere in the body.
Also, the solar plexus is the emotional centre of the body and the transverse colon passes right through it. If an emotional event is left uncompleted, it often results in physical tension being stored in the solar plexus, which affects all organs of the area, including the colon. This on-going tightening of the colon muscle results in diminished movement of faecal material through the colon, which is experienced as constipation.
Many people who suffer from IBS/Bloating/abdominal pain can benefit from colonic treatment . The colon can store a large amount of waste and toxins and this interferes with the normal gut bacteria causing an imbalance . The importance of good gut bacteria cannot be emphasised enough – they play a vital role in your overall health and well being .
Symptoms of bloating can be considerably reduced following colonic treatment – an effective detox allows your colon to rest and work much more effectively .
Not only do colonics alleviate constipation/bloating etc, they can assist you in creating a fully holistic view of your body’s functioning, leading to a better quality of life.