A colonic is a treatment for cleaning excess waste from the colon through the use of water or other liquids. Colonics are also called colon hydrotherapy (hydrocolonics), colon irrigation, or colon enemas, and are used to cleanse the colon. Proponents of colon treatments say that a colon rinse flushes out accumulated toxins and helps detox your body to promote weight loss and better health.
Colonics have been advocated by many famous people and healthcare professionals. Naturopathic professionals say that irrigation of the colon promotes better health by removing waste and toxins that accumulate in the intestine. However, many doctors say that colon cleansing does not provide any benefit at all.
This article will define what exactly a colonic is and if the effectiveness of its procedures should actually be believed. It will also show the health benefits that colon cleansing can achieve without using colon irrigation.
What is a colonic and how does it work?
The theory behind colon cleansing is that a build-up of waste in the colon can produce toxins that enter the bloodstream causing health problems. Therefore, the removal of these toxins through colonic procedures is said to help a person feel better and improve overall health.
One of the most popular forms of colon cleansing is through a colon (also called colon hydrotherapy). But it should also be noted that there are other ways to cleanse the colon. For example: You can consume certain foods or certain herbal teas to cleanse your colon and your body.
During a colonic procedure, a tube is inserted into the rectum and filtered, the sterile water is emptied through a small tube. The waste along with the water is released in the same way as a bowel movement would, only this time it is passed through a tube.
Sometimes colon therapists massage the abdomen to help release waste and get it moving faster. Some colonics may use herbs and other natural additives to help pass waste more efficiently.
The colon hydrotherapy process is odor free and performed in complete privacy.
The colonic and weight loss
Weight loss is one of the reasons to try colon hydrotherapy. However, there has been much discussion about whether regular colon cleansing can help a person lose weight.
One study found that cleaning the colon before a colonoscopy removed an ave