It is possible to cleanse the colon by taking supplements orally, while others are inserted via the rectum. Magnesium, enemas, laxatives, teas and enzymes can be purchased in grocery stores, pharmacies or on the Internet. The second method, which involves seeing a practitioner, is the more popular option. The practitioner will have you lie down a table in order to perform the “colon irrigation”. A thin tube is introduced into your rectum, which will guide the flushes of water appropriately. When the colon has water in it, the practitioner tends to apply mild pressure to the abdominal area.
The water is then released, similarly to typical bowel movement, and takes out toxins and fluid with it. The entire process can take an hour. Varieties in treatments include temperature, pressure and various water combinations such as probiotics, coffee or enzymes.
Colon cleansing works with the idea that toxins build up over time in the colon and eventually effects circulation of the blood. This can cause headaches, increase in weight, reduced energy levels and fatigue. It is believed that those who receive colon cleanses have a healthier immune system, better outlook on life and less chance of developing colon cancer.
It is meant to help the digestive system function better because it allows waste to pass more freely through the body. This also helps maintain regular bowel movements and reduces the chance of constipation. When waste spends time absorbing in to the system, the toxins will eventually reach the bloodstream and can cause ailments like hemorrhoids. Once the waste if removed from the body, many clients feel that they have more energy, better sleep and blood circulation.
Once the colon has been cleansed it tends to allow nutrients and vitamins to be absorbed into the blood, instead of harmful bacteria or toxins that have built up in the walls of the colon. It is also a preferred method of weight loss because it eliminates food that is low in fiber and gives your colon a fresh start, which can help boost your metabolism and give you a chance to make healthier food and lifestyle choices.