As a teenager, every time I got acne, my grandmother was convinced that it was due to bad bowel. But I used to brush her off as being prejudiced. But now that I am experienced and well informed I know the value of a god bowel movement, not only for maintaining the health of your skin, but for an overall well being.

A properly functioning colon is the precondition for a healthy bowel movement and healthy colon can be achieved through its proper cleansing at regular intervals. There are so many techniques to accomplish this objective. Colonic irrigation is one of the most popular among them.

Most of us lack the basic idea about how various colon- cleansing methods work and avoid them out of the gross misconception that the methods are complex and painful. On the contrary, the colon cleansing methods, particularly the colonic irrigation is a simple process that produces dramatic results. How? To know the answer read on.

Colonic irrigation is typically performed by a licensed professional in a clinic and the entire procedure does not take more than forty five minutes.

In brief, it is a kind of water therapy to cleanse your colon. First a small speculum with an attachment of plastic hose is inserted into the patient’s rectum. The plastic hose is connected to the colonic machine. The machine controls the volume and temperature of the water which is passed onto the hose that take the water to the patient’s rectum and through this to the entire colon.

The volume of water with which the patient’s colon is temporarily filled up varies according to individual tolerance. This gush of water induces peristaltic or muscular contractions in colon. As a result fecal matters from the patient’s colon are forced out. These wastes are expelled through a clear plastic tube.

During the irrigation process the therapist slightly massage the parts of the abdomen to help free the encrusted wastes on the walls of the colon. Thus the colonic irrigation does not only pull out the mucus and parasites, the old fecal matters, dark black in color come out through the tube.

The amount of water is important. Only a proper volume of water is capable of inducing proper contraction of the muscles, so that the colon resumes its normal peristaltic activities. When more than required water is used, not only it becomes painful for the patient, it may produce negative results. Less amount of water on the other hand makes the colon overwork.

In general, colonic irrigation is a process which is neither painful nor uncomfortable if performed professionally. Generally more than one session of colonic irrigation are needed to completely get rid off the encrusted feculent matters. So good amount of patience is required to get success from the treatment of colonic irrigation.

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