By: Colon Cleansing & Constipation Resource Center
Updated: August 7, 2009
Professional colon therapy, also commonly referred to as colon hydrotherapy or simply a colonic, is a process for eliminating harmful toxins by repeatedly flushing the colon with clean water. You may be asking though—what’s so important about the colon? Well, the colon is the last section of the human digestive tract and is responsible for transporting waste matter out of the body. A colon that isn’t working in tip-top condition can negatively affect the entire digestive process. In fact, a clogged colon may contribute to the onset of serious medical conditions such as:
- Fecal Impaction
- Chronic constipation
- Invasion by harmful organisms
- Persistent fatigue
- Blurred vision
- Severe headaches
Poor colorectal health is also a potential cause of colon cancer, obesity, and medical disorders of the digestive system.
Signs of a Toxic Colon
The colon has a built-in alarm system for the presence of toxic materials. Some of the signs that a colon may contain toxic waste are headaches, back pain, muscle aches, joint pain, skin blemishes, bad breath and body odor, excess gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and fatigue.
Prepare for a Colonic
We have the following suggestions for clients that want their session to be successful and comfortable.
For at least 2-3 days before the session:
Water is a fluid that is part of your immune system, which helps you fight off illness.
Your body needs water to digest your food and get rid of waste.
Drink 3-4 liters of fluids (water, fresh juice, herbal tea) daily. This will help to soften your stool.
DO NOT substitute coffee or soda! These caffeinated drinks have the oppostie effect.
And...if you are particularly constipated or dehydrated, take an enema or herbal laxative the night before your session.
Avoid drinking or eating anything 2 hours prior to your appointment.
Schedule some exercise either the day of or day prior to having a colonic.
Arrive on time or early without a rushed manner. The intestines work best when they are relaxed.
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