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What to Expect from Colonic Therapy

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Colonic therapy dates back to ancient times in Egyptian civilizations who believed in the concept of auto-intoxication. It is a theory which states that food entering the intestine is not fully disposed and accumulates in the colon causing many ailments. Irritable Bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, Diverticulitis, Hemorrhoids and Constipation are some of the diseases caused by an infection in colon. Also you may be surprised to know that when it comes to number of people infected by cancer, colon-rectal cancer is only second to lung cancer.

A modern lifestyle with high fat processed foods, lack of exercise and rising stress levels take its toll on our digestive system and organs to cause gastro-intestinal problems. There are even many other ailments which seem to have no connection with colon, but are related to an unhealthy digestive tract. These include kidney stones, gall stones, diabetes, psoriasis, gout, hypertension, heart burn, parasites, varicose veins and rheumatoid arthritis to name a few. Before you head out to the nearest colonic therapy center, you must know what you’re getting into.

Why Opt for Colonic Therapy?

What colonic therapy does is simply wash out toxins from your colon using sterilized equipment and filtered water with some herbs. The procedure involves infusion of a rectal tube through which filtered water is introduced into the large intestine and waste is pulled out. The reason for going to get a colonic therapy done may be varied. If you have a weak digestive system, heart burn, feel bloated or sluggish constantly, this is the treatment for you!

Apart from obvious benefits like improved bowel movement, better food absorption and increased energy levels, there are a lot of advantages of colonic therapy you can gain from.

Weight loss: When years of waste material build up is rinsed out from your body, you feel light and energetic. It then helps you lose weight since the food is properly digested and does not accumulate any more inside the body.

Better Complexion: Toxins from colon also enter the blood stream to cause acne or skin eruptions. Post colonic therapy, your skin becomes healthier to give you a clear complexion.

Improved Immune system: Another added advantage of Colonic therapy is that it greatly develops your body’s resistance mechanism thus improving your overall health.

But before you jump to conclusions, you should also weigh the adverse effects of any procedure.

Word of Caution

Since colonic therapy is not advocated by medical professionals, it is still a controversial procedure. Doctors argue that our body is capable of removing toxins from the body on its own and any artificial procedure to accomplish the same can cause serious side effects. Colon therapy is said to cause headache, bloating, cramping and nausea. In some cases, it can also cause electrolyte imbalance, renal failure, rectal perforations etc. Therefore, it is better to take precautions and consult a doctor before opting for colonic therapy. Make sure you don’t have any heart disease, inflammatory conditions or pregnancy if you are planning to make the appointment.

Remember, it is better to learn as much as you can about this procedure and discuss in detail with your therapist before taking the plunge.

Five Star Wellness Center is a holistic wellness and beauty center located in New York and New Jersey. They provide relaxation and detoxification programs for a healthy body, mind and spirit. Their purification and relaxation programs include colonic therapy, body massage and body wrap, foot detox and skin care spa treatments. Visit for more details.


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