For thousands of years, people have been using colon hydrotherapy, also known as a colonic, as a natural way to remove waste from the body. The wellness specialists at Genesis Natural Medicine Center in Tucson, Arizona, offer colon hydrotherapy to alleviate many common ailments, and to assist in detoxing the body for those looking to change negative lifestyle habits. To learn more about colon hydrotherapy and how it may benefit you, call the office or click the online booking tool.
Colon hydrotherapy is an alternative treatment aimed at removing waste from your colon without the use of medications.
It was initially introduced by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians and was a popular medical and “nature doctor” treatment in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The alternative treatment made a resurgence in the 1970s with the growth of modern naturopathic doctors.
During your colon hydrotherapy, filtered, temperate water is infused into your colon. The warm water helps soften and loosen your fecal matter, which leads to natural peristalsis of your colon and evacuation of the waste.
You repeat the water infusion into your colon until your colon is completely emptied of waste material. Your colon hydrotherapy takes 45-60 minutes. You may also undergo intestinal massage to aid in the evacuation.
With the expert team at Genesis Natural Medicine Center, side effects following your colon hydrotherapy should be minimal. You may feel a heightened sense of well-being following your colon hydrotherapy and a few pounds lighter.
The team at Genesis Natural Medicine Center determines if you’re a good candidate for colon hydrotherapy during a consultation. The team often recommends the treatment as part of a detoxification program for those seeking to change negative lifestyle habits.
Colon hydrotherapy isn’t recommended for those with:
The treatment may also serve as a tool to help those suffering from constipation, and is especially beneficial for medication-induced constipation.
Colon hydrotherapy hasn’t undergone recent scientific studies to assess the health benefits. However, early physician reports note that patients indicate their colon hydrotherapy provides relief from headaches, arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome.
The alternative therapy also offers many benefits to those suffering from constipation. Colon hydrotherapy improves circulation to the large intestines, which may help reset your bowel tone to improve evacuation and alleviate abdominal pain. Additionally, constipation is a risk factor for colon cancer and improving bowel function and elimination may reduce your risk.
To learn more about colon hydrotherapy, call Genesis Natural Medicine Center office or make an appointment online.