Colon Irrigation: Is It Worth All That Trouble?

By - Updated Oct 18, 2014

Over the fast few years, the colon irrigation process seems to have lost muchof the popularity that it enjoyed for almost a century. Could this decline be tributed to some inherent fault in the procedure, or simply to the large influx of cheaper and conveniently packed bowel cleansing products into the market?

What Is Colon Irrigation?

Colon IrrigationColon irrigation is just another form of colonic irrigation. In fact, the colon irrigation process – an improvement over our old faithful, enema – has many names such as:

  • Colonic.
  • Colonics.
  • High colonics.
  • Colon irrigation.
  • Colonic irrigation.
  • colon hydrotherapy.

Colon irrigation is one of the popular bowel cleansing methods that came into being in the beginning of the twentieth century – about a hundred years back.The method entails insertion of a tube through the anus to infuse a warm water solution into the bowel in stages, wash it repeatedly to scrap out all the fecal matters lodged on the walls of the colon and to get the whole junk evacuated through the rectum and the anus.The entire action also helps in eliminating the deadly toxins, bad bacteria and harmful parasites housed inside the ailing colon. As a result, the colon get back on the rails, perhaps entirely fit and healthy enough to do its natura task of keeping your body free of toxins and other unwanted matters. What Are The Benefits of Colon Irrigation?By getting rid of the bodily wastes and the toxic matters, the colon irrigatio also helps in achieving the following:

  • The immune system is rejuvenated.
  • Reduction in toxic absorption through healthy mucosa.
  • Promotion of a healthy microflora within the intestine by addition of good bacteria (that improves the digestive capabilities).
  • Body’s pH balance is restored.
  • All essential nutrients, duly assimilated, get into the blood stream more easily.
  • Improved peristaltic actions as the colon muscles get further strengthened.
  • Resumption of normal bowel action/movements.

In the light of the above,colon irrigation seems do a thorough job of the colon cleansing regimen. Consequently, it not only gets the colon to shade its apparent sluggishness but make it work meticulously to keep the entire body absolutely fit and healthy.

Why Then Is This Criticism?

Opinions seem to be divided on the usefulness of colon irrigation /hydrotherapy in contributing substantially to promoting the overall health. Many experts feel that use of other products or plans, particularly the natural colon cleansing methods, can be more effective in providing a better solution.While the proponents of colon irrigation believe that the process can address to the overall health issue quite substantially, the critic group prefers to limit its utility factors to a few selected condition such as constipation, or to a chore like washing the bowel prior to preparing the body for specific investigations.The criticisms against colon irrigation could be based on any of the following factors:

  • Lack of effectiveness of colon irrigation in the context of results obtained toward overall health improvement.
  • Fear of unhygienic or unsanitary condition or lack of infection-control procedures noticed, if any, during the process.
  • The clumsiness of colon irrigation procedure.
  • The high cost factor.

Should You Or Should You Not?

It could be one, or combination of one or more of the above factors or some other reasons altogether – that could be attributed to certain section of health experts not conceding to the idea of colon irrigation being seen as a worthwhile process to address overall health problems. However, the recent decline in the popularity of enema-based processes could be ascribed to the influx of a great number of packaged products, which are economically priced and are more convenient to use.Nevertheless, colon irrigation kind of enema plans can not be ruled out altogether from the body/colon detoxification scene. Its usefulness in efficiently irrigating the bowel certainly confirms its overall disease curing apabilities to a great extent.

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Contributor : Colon Health Magazine Staff (Colon Health Magazine)

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