Up to 75% of the civilized population in the world suffers from constipation. This backing up of the colon and building up of toxic materials in the colon is detrimental to your physical health and should be dealt with quickly and in many cases, regularly.
Cleansing the colon
There are many names for cleaning the colon, including a colonic, colon hydrotheraphy, colon lavage or high colonic, however, the purpose is the same: to flush the colon and cleanse it with water.
The colon is an organ that when stretched straight is over 5 feet long and is the end of the digestive tract. The colon’s primary purpose is to rid the body of waste products and reabsorb electrolytes and essential minerals. However, the waste material that accumulates in the colon is not always flushed as it should be with regular bowel movements. Over time, waste material such as dead tissue, mucus, impacted feces or parasites accumulates in the colon and can cause us to be sick or worse. These often-toxic materials can reenter our system and make us sick or tired and weak. Accumulation of this kind of material can also keep our bowels from functioning properly and often result in constipation.
Do you need to cleanse your colon?
There are many symptoms associated with having a buildup of toxic materials in the colon that many people may not consider as a side effect of poor colon health including: headache, constipation, blemished skin, bad breath or body odor, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, irritability and other common ailments. Although it may be more common than the common cold, there is a cure for colon toxicity. A vast majority of us could indeed benefit from a colon cleansing.
Enemas versus colonics
An enema is a much more common term that you have most likely heard. Although the procedure is similar, enemas are designed to cleanse only the rectum, or first eight to twelve inches of the colon. On the other hand, a colonic cleanses a much greater portion of the colon. With an enema, a small amount of water is used to clean out the rectum area while a colonic uses 1-3 gallons of water to properly cleanse and clear out the colon of toxic waste.
Effects of a colonic
A colonic will have many positive effects on your colon and overall well-being. It will clean out your colon, help train your colon muscles, and can also hydrate your body. The buildup that your colon experiences cannot only make you feel under the weather, but it can also keep your colon muscles from functioning properly. Since are bodies are comprised of almost 70% water, the water used in the colonic will be absorbed by our colon and help to dilute the toxic chemicals in the colon as well as the toxic matter stored in other parts of our bodies.
Continuing healthy bowel movements
A colonic will typically create a much more typical bowl movement schedule for you, however, your first movement after a colonic may be delayed for up to a few days. A smaller amount of people may experience diarrhea or loose bowels immediately following a colonic and this may be due to the extra water being introduced to the colon or it may be the overwhelming amount of toxic material that was contained in your colon that needs to be expelled. Either situation is completely common and normal and merely an indication that your colon muscles were in need of the cleansing, strengthen and rejuvenation.