Monday, May 21, 2007

Are Colonics Worth the Price?

This is something I have been wondering about since I have some colon issues of my own. I would love to help my colon to clean out quickly, but have to wonder if colonics are worth the costs.

A typical colonic session can run anywhere between $65-$100 each time you go. Orthodox medicine seems to think that colonics are nothing more than an overpriced enema.

However, many alternative medicine practitioners disagree. The choice is yours to who you want to listen to, the conventional doctors or the naturalist doctors.

Colonic irrigation is also known as Colon Hydrotherapy. It is done by running water through the colon in order to help clean out impacted fecal matter, which may have built up in your system over the years.

They are different from enemas in the fact that a colonic can cleanse the entire intestinal tract while an enema can only cleanse the lower portion. Colonics use many infusions of clean water, while an enema is done once and the water is not changed out.

While you can always give yourself an enema when ever you want to, colonics must be administered by a trained colon hydrotherapist and requires professional equipment. There may be some at home colonic kits, but they are generally not recommended because it is much more effective and safe to have a professional do it for you.

Colonics prevent constipation by removing the accumulated waste materials from the colon. According to the naturalists, this is very important because accumulated fecal matter will harden and build up over time.

The built up fecal matter prevents the absorption of water and nutrients and allows harmful colon bacteria and yeast to grow. The build up also leads to disease through the process of autointoxication, where the toxins are absorbed into the bloodstream through the colon wall.

According to appliedozone.com: "The average person may have up to 10 pounds or more of old un-eliminated waste sitting dormant in the large intestine. Others can have as much as 10 to 30 extra pounds of unnecessary weight that can be eliminated doing high colonic irrigation."

So if nothing else, you may at least shed some serious pounds by getting treated with a colonic. I think it is something everyone should at least try once, in order to get the personal experience to determine if it is something they feel is worth continuing.

Take note that pregnant women, especially in the first and third trimester, should not have a colonic as it may stimulate uterine contractions, which can lead to a miscarriage or preterm labor.

If you plan to visit your colon hydrotherapist regularly, make sure to supplement your diet with probiotics. This will help to repopulate the good bacteria, which may be washed away during a colonic.

In order to find a colon hydrotherapist in your area, visit The International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy at http://www.i-act.org/

Sources: http://www.appliedozone.com/colonics.html

2 Comments:

dancia2007 said...

Ideas: If I were in need of a colon cleanse (and I am again) I would either do psyllium with banana smoothies or I would do Dr. Richard Schulze # 1 and # 2 colon cleanse products.

Anonymous said...

I have tried many smoothies and many wonderful cleanses, and I do not believe either would work nearly as well as a colonic. Although I have never had one, I believe it would be super-beneficial. When I find someone who does it and I have the money---I'll take it into strong consideration:)