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Have you heard of Colon Hydrotherapy? If you are a lover of alternative therapies and natural health topics, you’ve probably read about it. I’ve read some really harrowing accounts of colonics and irrigation and hydrotherapy and I admit it, I was scared. It took me about six years after my doctor recommended one, to schedule an appointment. I went yesterday and am alive to tell the tale.

But just for the sake of those who don’t know about this, read below because it explains ten times better than I can:

“Colonic irrigation using colon hydrotherapy involves the safe, gentle infusion of water into the colon via the rectum. No chemicals or drugs are involved and the entire therapy is both relaxing and effective.

During therapy the client lies on a custom treatment table in complete comfort. From the colon hydrotherapy instrument a small disposable speculum is gently inserted into the rectum… through which warm filtered water passes into the colon.

Modern state-of-the-art colon hydrotherapy equipment employ’s multistage water purification systems, individual disposables which eliminate any possible contamination to the client from a previous treatment, a lighted viewing chamber and a system for additives administration.

These are closed systems… allowing waste to be discretely transported into the drain line without offensive odor and without comprising the dignity of the individual.

Just one colon hydrotherapy session may be equivalent to having 20 or 30 regular bowel movements. Eliminations during subsequent therapy sessions can be even more substantial as older, hardened, impacted feces are dislodged from the colon walls.” SOURCE

Interesting fact: Colon cleansing dates back to 1500 BC in ancient Egypt!

What you DON’T WANT or maybe you do, is the kind of hydrotherapy where you sit on a table with a hole in it. The colon therapist will fill you with water then leave you alone so you can allow the water to wash out of your colon and into the drain. No thanks! The completely closed, clean system is better. The therapist was with me every second and talked to me the entire time. She massaged my stomach,  made me feel comfortable and I never felt weird (okay just a little) or awkward.

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There are people who think colon hydrotherapy is a waste of time, doesn’t work and there’s no need for it. That might be true for them but I felt like I needed help detoxing and I believe it makes perfect sense to do them occasionally to keep the body clean from toxins, build up, and bacteria.

Benefits of a colon cleanse include:

Ease intestinal distress like cramping, bloating, constipation, gas, IBS.

Breaks down any toxic waste that accumulates through the years.

Relieves inflammation.

Gets rid of parasites.

Improves function of the large intestines, lymph and nervous system- they are all related within the GI tract.

Mental clarity, improved energy, better sleep.

Helps with digestion.

And the list goes on and on!

Would you ever do a colon hydrotherapy session?