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Things About Colonic Irrigation That Everybody Should Know

Colonic irrigations have been a much discussed issue for a long time, and for many people the question whether to take colonic procedures or not still remains controversial. A lot of books and articles explain colonic treatment in terms of alternative medical therapies. As for competent opinions, many doctors believe that nature does a fine job removing waste material, so the colonic cleansings are not necessary. Some doctors also think that the term "nonspecific toxins" is not correct when applied to intestine system because such "toxins" are not described in any books on human physiology.

Nevertheless, while some doctors recommend against colonic procedures, their less conservative counterparts support the idea of colonic hydrotherapy.

Here are the most frequently asked questions about colonic irrigation

Is colonic irrigation really necessary for human body?
The human body has its own systems, self-regulated and self- cleaning, which naturally remove fecal matters. These systems support the process of homeostasis (a system that regulates the internal environment and maintains stable condition of human properties), they encompass the digestive tract, breathing and urinary systems, skin cover. Unfortunately, the work of these systems is not sufficient in new ecological surroundings that cause structural and physiological changes in the incretion system.

Processed, refined and artificial foods do not contain the sufficient amount of fibre which acts as a natural "brush" in human body. Heavy metal salts and radionuclides present real dangers to health. Stressful and demanding living conditions destabilize bodily functions, and the human organism needs extra efforts to activate systems of cleansing. In this case the colonic irrigation is the best and reliable way to stimulate the body.

How often to do colonic irrigations?
Usually colonic treatment includes 5-8 procedures. After these irrigations the intestines are colonized by live bacteria.

What are the preparations for the procedures? What is the best time to do colonic irrigations - in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening?
The time of day does not play an important role. The last light meal you should take an hour or 1.5 before the colonic procedure. Immediately before the irrigation the patient should void the bladder. The doctor explains to the patient what the patient may feel during the colonic procedure. The patient needs to relax the abdomen, legs. Deep infrequent breathing is also necessary.

How long does the colonic procedure take?
It usually lasts for 20 min. and the patient should not have any meal during 1,5-2 hrs. after the colonic procedure.

Do physicians use water for colon cleansings as before?
Nowadays specialists use modern colon hydrotherapy equipment for colonic irrigations. A certain amount of filtered temperature-regulated water, usually 15-20 liters, is introduced into the colon. The temperature, pressure and flow rate are regulated by specialists. These characteristics depend on what colon disorders a patient has. A colon procedure takes about an hour. Waste and water exit the colon through the tube. Up-to-date medical equipments allows colonic irrigation specialists to examine the content of waste waters which helps to identify colonic disorders. While developing methods for colonic cleansing, many experts watched groups of patients who had chronic constipation, light constipation or suffered from food allergies and dermatologic diseases. The patients from the above groups were examined before and after colonic irrigations. A special medical attention was given to gut flora, hydro-electrolytic balance and colonic motor activity. All the three were examined in terms of pressure and flow rate. The specialists changed approaches until they found the best method to activate the sluggish colon and relax the walls of the colon.

Is the colonic irrigation absolutely safe?
Modern devices make it even safer than a trivial enema.

What is the intestine level of the colonic irrigations?
The procedure involves the whole colon, the small intestine is not involved, it is cleansed with the help of purgers.

What diseases make impossible the colonic irrigation?
If a patient has hemorrhoid, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease the colonic irrigations is counter-indicative.
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Do patients have a sense of discomfort or a feeling of weakness after colonic procedures?
After the first colonic procedure the patient may have a feeling of weakness.

How many kilograms a person may lose after the colonic therapy?
Usually a person may lose 2 to 5 kilograms. Colonic therapy improves metabolism and it helps lose weight. Moreover, after colonic therapy our patients follow a healthy diet because they do want to be energetic and sound.
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It is believed that colon cleansings wash out the gut flora and necessary bacteria mat. Is it true?
Epidemiologists and microbiologists confirm that colonic irrigation hydrotherapy does no harm to the colon and even reactivates colon bacteria. Anyway, colonic procedures are useful and have good health effects. The procedures optimize colonics and normalize the process of digestion and absorbing food. Colonic hydrotherapy stimulates nerve receptors and increase contractile activity of the colon. Sluggish colon often causes colon-related diseases. The increase in the colon activity results in overall stimulation of metabolism. Moreover, cleansings improve complexion.

Do hydrotherapy procedures help to dislodge so called putrefied feces? Is it possible to describe what they look like?
No putrefied feces can be dislodged during hydrotherapy procedures. Actually, it sounds more like a myth. Alternative medicine practitioners try to convince public that it is true, although putrefied feces cannot be washed away. Such feces are accumulated in the body for months and it results into a common disorder when the intestinal contents harden, and the person experiences difficulty during defecation, even pain. Treatment for such disorders has concentrated on drugs and surgery because the colon is too vulnerable to dislodge the feces. Specialists use a procedure called lavage - a deep irrigation of the stomach and bowel. Otherwise it leads to intestinal perforation when intestinal contents flow into the abdominal cavity. Anyway perforation needs a surgical emergency. That is why other myths about serious weight loss after colonic cleansings are just myths. The maximum weight loss after colonic irrigations is 1.5 kilograms. And it is enough for the body. Waste waters usually contain unabsorbed food ingredients and bacterial toxin formations as small as sand particles. These matters break the process of absorption of food and form layers in the colon. After colonic cleansings waste waters sometimes become yellow: colonic procedures make biliary tracts work, and it is another benefit of colonic treatment.

What is the suitable age for colonic procedures?
Colonic therapy suits for any age from 15 to 65. It is a prevention technique for digestive tract diseases. But it is not recommended to people suffering from hypertension and heart diseases. Usual practice involves 2 or 3 procedures per year.

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Some Facts about Colonic irrigations

  • improve well-being and performance capacity
  • normalize sleep
  • reduce bodyweight
  • cleanse the intestines from bacteria, parasites and toxins
  • improve colonic microflora
  • prevent intestinal disbacteriosis
  • renew the body
  • rejuvenate the skin
  • normalize digestion and metabolism