What are Colonics aka Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy is also known as colon irrigation or colonics. This therapy introduces warm, purified water gently into the large intestine (colon) through a small disposable nozzle. The introduction of water loosens waste material and makes it easy to evacuate through natural peristalsis (muscle action of the colon). Waste material includes impacted feces, mucus,toxins, trapped gases, and parasites.
Colon hydrotherapy not only removes waste material it hydrates the colon and tones it! A colon that is toned and hydrated is a colon that can move waste material easily!
A colon that lacks tone, is dehydrated and impacted with dry feces will have a slow transit time. If your transit time is less than 24 hours per meal, your colon will reabsorb toxins from the material moving slowly through it. Average transit time for many Americans is 60-70 hours. When toxins are being reabsorbed from the large intestine they are being transferred to many different organs and systems causing the body to be less efficient. This will result in many less than desirable symptoms including, fatigue, headaches, gas, bloating, acne, allergies, muscle and joint pain, and many more.
Many people get confused because even if you are having a bowel movement everyday you could still be suffering from constipation and a slow transit time. This leads many people to believe that they do not have any digestive problems, but in fact they may be eliminating food that is 2-5 days old. There is a simple and effective way you can test your transit time: Consume corn, beets, or a couple handfuls of sesame seeds and then count the hours until it appears in your stool.
If you are suffering from a slow transit time, colonics are just the thing to help get your colon cleaned up, re-hydrated and toned!