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So, What Is a Colonic Anyway?


Submitted by Purify Colonics

Colon Hydrotherapy, commonly known as colonics, is a holistic method of cleansing and hydrating the large intestine (colon) with the use of an FDA registered Class II medical device known as the LIBBE. Colonics have been practiced worldwide since the days of Greek physician, Hippocrates. In the U.S., Colon Hydrotherapy was done in hospitals to provide relief for patients with digestive issues, particularly constipation, up until the increased use of oral laxatives and home enemas in the late 1940s.

For descriptive purposes, a colonic is sometimes called a “high enema,” meaning that the water used travels further up into the colon than a traditional home enema. With the use of LIBBE, warm, purified water is gently introduced into the colon through a pencil-thin disposable rectal nozzle inserted approximately 1.5 inches into the rectum. The gravity-fed water flows in slowly, softens waste material while hydrating the colon, then waste and toxins are released naturally back out through the rectum and into the basin of the device and down the drain. The LIBBE is equipped with a ventilation system, so there is no odor, and it also has a viewing tube for evaluation of waste content if needed.

A colonic session takes 45 minutes, and is completed in a comfortable, private setting with dimmed lighting and soothing music, if desired. A certified Colon Hydrotherapist provides a thorough consultation and reviews any medical history provided prior to the session. He or she then provides instruction on the use of the device and carefully monitors the session.

So, why get a colonic?
Most people who seek out this therapy suffer from mild to chronic digestive issues, such as constipation, gas, bloating, and IBS, and are looking for a way to eliminate the use of laxatives. But Colon Hydrotherapy can be helpful to just about anyone. It’s detoxifying and hydrating benefits can help to improve overall health, and as more and more people are turning to alternative, natural methods for achieving wellness, colonics can be a great addition to a complete wellness plan. However, there are some contraindications; those with Crohn’s Disease, severe Colitis and diverticulitis, among others, would need to consult with their physicians prior to receiving a colonic. Colon Hydrotherapy can also be used as a prep for GI procedures—such as colonoscopy—for those who have difficulty tolerating the liquid prep commonly prescribed. The liquid diet, however, must still be followed to ensure a complete cleanse.

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