Colon therapy is an alternative treatment method, which helps the body to remove the toxic wastes more effectively. This function is regularly performed by the large intestine or colon in the human body.
By using colon therapy, this function of toxin and waste removal can be promoted and made easy. It is also called as colon cleansing as the colon is cleansed with the help of colon irrigation or by using supplements that support the cleansing process.
The basic principle of colon therapy is that the colon is involved in absorption, assimilation of food and helps in the purification of our body. Hence, keeping the colon healthy is necessary to maintain good health.
The colon in human body is considered to be an important part of the digestive system, as this is the place where the digestion of food gets completed. The essential nutrients are absorbed and unwanted toxins and waste material is made ready to be thrown out of the body.
As the colon is regularly exposed to such toxins, they also settle on the inner lining of the colon and may interfere with its regular functioning. This can give rise to various complaints like indigestion, pain, difficulty in passing motions, constipation, etc.
There are special equipments and appliances required for the colon therapy treatment. While this therapy is more sophisticated, one can feel it is similar to enema treatment. In this treatment method, warm water is gently infused into the colon through the rectum. This is performed by a trained therapist and the procedure is executed under medical supervision.
The water that is infused, cleanses the colon and the water that drains out contains impacted feces, toxic and infectious material. If required, the abdominal activity of the patient is gently manipulated by the therapist to assist the cleansing process.
Colon therapy is known to reduce the effects of the toxic waste materials produced on the colon. With the help of colon therapy the body can be effectively cleaned of the waste material thus preventing their absorption in the body. It helps to release the trapped toxins in the colon and thus is considered as a useful detoxification procedure.
Colon therapy is commonly used as detoxification and also in the treatment of indigestion, hyperacidity, constipation, headaches, joint pains, skin complaints, asthma and allergies.