Types of Colonics

Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy is similar to an enema, but much more effective form of colon cleansing. With a colonic a limited amount of water is introduced into your colon, but the action is performed with sophisticated equipment that allows the water to reach far deeper into the lower intestine than an ordinary enema would. The equipment used during your colonic is a medically approved class II colon hydrotherapy device. The colon hydrotherapy devices we use are all completely sanitary and use disposable tubing for each person’s colonic.

Enemas

Enemas, when done correctly, can be effective for occasional use. However, many people administer them incorrectly. One of the problems with enemas is that they usually don’t reach the lower intestines where most of the impaction usually resides. Many people also use tap water in their enemas, and in doing so they could potentially kill off the healthy bacteria that resides in the colon due to the chlorine found in most tap water. Additionally, the side effects of fluoride, which is also found in most tap water, are controversial, and many people would like to avoid the risks associated with it.

Colon Cleansing Herbal Supplements

There are many herbs that will encourage bowel movements. One of the common ingredients seen in herbal supplements is Senna. Although an herb, it is still a laxative and can be extremely harsh. In some individuals it can cause cramping. To be safe, it’s best to avoid products that contain this herb. The reason Senna is so effective is because it contains powerful laxative compounds called anthraquinones. Bayberry root bark, dandelion root, and yellow dock room are a few herbs that are considered milder, but safer, laxatives.

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Colon cleansing laxatives

Laxatives work as an irritant to your colon, and over-use of them can cause your body to develop a physical dependancy on them, causing your bowels to fail to function without them. Pure laxatives are best avoided for general use.

Constipation

Constipation can be a simple blockage in the colon, caused by dehydration or many other factors.

The Rome diagnostic criteria (Thompson et al 1999, Rome Foundation 2006) define constipation as demonstrating two or more of the following:

Straining for at least a quarter of defecations.
Lumpy or hard stools for at least a quarter of defecations.
A sensation of incomplete evacuation for at least a quarter of defecations.
Two or fewer bowel movements a week.
A sensation of anorectal obstruction or blockage for at least a quarter of defecations. (McWilliams 2010)
If you are suffering from symptoms of constipation, a colonic may help you break the cycle.

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