The health of the colon is of vital importance to the overall well being of the body as a whole and the digestive tract in particular and although quite often overlooked by the medical establishment, alternative health practitioners have for centuries suggested that hydrotherapy colon cleansing be performed on a regular annual basis to ensure the proper functioning and general fitness of the colon and digestive tract.
How does Hydrotherapy Colon Cleansing Work
The practice itself is deceptively simple. Waste materials are evacuated from the large intestine by slowly introducing lukewarm filtered water into the colon. As the softer stools are being flushed out immediately, the harder waste materials are being softened by the water and eventually will loosen sufficiently so as to also be eliminated from the intestine.
Hydrotherapy Colon Cleansing vs Enema
It is important to understand that hydrotherapy colon cleansing is completely different from the well known enema that is performed by a patient prior to undergoing a rectal procedure, such as a colonoscopy.
Instead, colon hydrotherapy done under the supervision of an alternative medical practitioner will usually require a number of sessions, depending on the patients needs.
Specially treated water is one of the most important ingredients. While many a person is familiar with the enema that utilizes warm water, the practitioner of colon hydrotherapy more often than not will utilize ozonated water. As ozone is being added to the water, its disinfecting, sterile properties are increased and it is now suitable for drinking, wound cleansing, and of course the removal of toxins from the body. Once the water is ozonated, it is introduced into the patient's colon via a specialized mechanical implement which is gentler than most home administered enemas. As the water is gradually introduced, it will mingle with the waste materials and then be allowed to once again leave the body, taking with it the toxins and liquefied waste.
Hydrotherapy Colon Cleansing - What to Expect
Many patients are nervous at the onset about this procedure being in some form diminishing to the dignity of the person or embarrassing to the individual because of the nature of the treatment involved. Yet nothing could be further from the truth! As a matter of fact, the equipment that has been developed for hydrotherapy colon cleansing procedures ensures that no more of your body is exposed at any time than is absolutely necessary. Similarly, practitioners are highly trained and understand how to perform the procedure with a minimum amount of invasiveness.
Colon Hydrotherapy Pros and Cons
Yet this procedure has its critics, most notably those of the medical establishment. Claiming that colon hydrotherapy is little more than a high priced enema, many medical professionals decry that practitioners undergo no formalized training, thus leaving them to invasively treat the human body with little or no education, depending on the individual practitioner's code of ethics.
In addition to the foregoing, the claims made by some proponents of hydrotherapy colon cleansing that the procedure can cure or at least alleviate a variety of ailments is suspect and no studies can be cited that unambiguously bear out many of these assertion.
On the heels of the criticism, however, follow the studies that do show that there are benefits to the procedure which are well documented! Add to this the fact that many practitioners are now undergoing a voluntary process of certification, and many of the critics of hydrotherapy colon cleansing are effectively silenced.