Hydrotherapy of the Colon: Uses and Risks
Your colon or large intestines have three main functions—absorb water, nutrients, vitamins, and electrolytes from indigestible foods; retain healthy food storage of materials that were not broken down by the small intestine; and lastly, to eliminate feces and toxic waste from your body.
But what if your colon isn’t able to perform its job and leaves you with constant stomach aches and comfortability? Are there any ways to cleanse your colon and improve your overall health?
Evidently, there is. In recent years people have turned to treatments like hydrotherapy to find relief and comfort from health issues like osteoarthritis.
This blog will focus on the benefits of colon cleansing and how getting the procedure from an unreliable place can have health risks.
What is colon hydrotherapy?
According to the Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH), colon hydrotherapy is described as a simple, effective, and convenient procedure that helps reduce your digestive problems and promotes a natural balance of your body.
It’s generally a 35-45 minute session where a therapist or professional health specialist uses a Colon Cleansing device with a disposable speculum/rectal nozzle for sanitation reasons while water gently cleanses your colon.
You wear a gown for privacy, ease, and comfort during the session, and your professional therapist ensures maximum sanitation and discretion.
Benefits of colon hydrotherapy
If you’re trying to find an easy and effective way to lose weight, colon hydrotherapy may be the way to go. Some hydrotherapy practitioners suggest the procedure can help you lose a few pounds instantly. However, it might be a temporary condition as your body eliminates excess water and fecal matter. Nevertheless, you’ll feel less bloated and fresh as your body gets rid of the toxins.
People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome can also find relief through the procedure and notice reduced abdominal pain, congestion, and diarrhea. Studies have proven that patients with irritable bowel syndrome can really benefit from medical treatments like colonic irrigation.
Furthermore, colon cleansing reduces the build-up of toxins and harmful chemicals in your body.
Risks of colon hydrotherapy procedure
If you’re going to visit a shady therapist or unlicensed spa and center to save yourself a few bucks, you get what you pay for. Lack of proper hygiene and sanitation can lead to infections and the spread of harmful diseases.
Furthermore, if you get the procedure done by an unreliable therapist, you’ll feel nauseous, dizzy, bloated, and uncomfortable until you seek proper medical help.
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