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  • Writer's pictureFrederique Peeters


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Colon hydrotherapy, colonic or colon cleansing are different ways of saying the same thing. Colon Hydrotherapy is a natural treatment that involves irrigating the colon with purified and filtered water.

History of Colon Hydrotherapy

The history of Colon Hydrotherapy dates back to ancient Egypt and India. It was also practiced by the ancient Greeks and Romans. In the 19th century, Colon Hydrotherapy became popular in Europe and the United States. However, it declined in popularity in the 20th century due to the rise of modern medicine. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Colon Hydrotherapy as people have become more interested in natural health and alternative medicine.

How Colon Hydrotherapy Works with a Gravity Fed Closed System

There are essentially two methods of Colon Hydrotherapy: the pressurized or machine method, or the Gravity Method. We use the Gravity Method because we believe in the gentle power of gravity. Our therapists have experience with both methods, and find gravity-fed colonics are an effective way to cleanse the colon while still being gentle.

What to Expect During a Colon Hydrotherapy Session

A typical Colon Hydrotherapy session lasts for about 45 minutes. You will be asked to undress from the waist down and lie on a padded table. The therapist will then insert the tube into your rectum and begin the irrigation process. Filtered water enters the bowel through a special device known as the speculum, via a long narrow plastic tube. A larger and wider plastic see-through tube is attached to another part of the speculum through which the waste and gas make their exit towards the normal waste drain. These tubes and speculums are for individual use and disposed of in special containers after each use. Your stomach will be massaged strategically throughout the session to help ease cramps and facilitate movement.

Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy is said to have a number of benefits, including:

  • Improved digestion

  • Reduced bloating and constipation

  • Increased energy levels

  • Clearer skin

  • Improved mood

  • Weight loss

Why People Choose to Have Colon Hydrotherapy

People choose to have colon hydrotherapy for a variety of reasons. Some people do it to improve their overall health and well-being. Others do it to relieve symptoms of constipation, bloating, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Still others do it to prepare for surgery or other medical procedures.

Is Colon Hydrotherapy Safe?

Colon Hydrotherapy is generally considered to be safe when performed by a trained therapist. In the UK, you want to look for a Colon Hydrotherapist who is a member of ARCH (The UK's Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists)

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about Colon Hydrotherapy:

  • It is important to find a qualified Colon Hydrotherapist who is experienced and knowledgeable about the procedure.

  • It is a good idea to start with a few short sessions and gradually increase the length of the sessions as you get used to the procedure.

  • You should drink plenty of fluids after the session to help flush out any remaining water.

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