Benefits of Colonic Irrigation


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There are numerous benefits associated with colonic irrigation and you will be frequently be aware of them very soon after undergoing the treatment. These benefits can sometimes include:

  • The removal of accumulating toxins from the colon by colonic irrigation is a key advantage of the treatment as it can reduce the risk of future health problems.
  • The muscles that line the colon to help ease bowel movements can be strengthened by colonic irrigation. This is a very good result if you suffer from constipation.
  • The skins can be seen to improve in cleanliness and appear clearer.
  • The immune system may improve and defend better against illness and infection.
  • Higher energy may be noticed as more nutrients can be absorbed and transported around the body in the blood and passed into cells. This can also improve the overall healthiness of the individual.
  • Noticeable weight loss.
  • Giving respite from gas and bloating, which when in excess can cause abdominal pain and/or discomfort.
  • Relief from irritable bowel syndrome.

It has been suggested that those who may truly benefit from colonic irrigation are those who suffer from:

  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Back pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Flatulence (passing gas)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Some allergies

However, many of the advertised long-term benefits of colonic irrigation are often only observed when the treatment is used in association with a specific diet and a change to your lifestyle.

Will you personally benefit from colonic irrigation?

The beneficial effects of colonic irrigation are very dependent on the individual. Generally speaking, every adult will benefit from at least one session of colonic irrigation as it can remove some waste and toxins that have built up in the bowels. You will especially benefit if you have any of the symptoms of colon toxicity, such as diarrhoea, constipation or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The colonic irrigation therapy can relieve various symptoms (many of which are listed above under ‘Potential benefits of Colonic Irrigation’).  If you are a sufferer of any of these symptoms, it may be worth discussing them with your therapist to consult on how may colonic irrigation sessions would be beneficial for you.

However, you may not benefit from colonic irrigation if you suffer from any of the conditions that are often associated with colonic irrigation side effects. These conditions include, diverticululitis, pregnancy and kidney failure (for more see ‘Potential risks of Colonic Irrigation’).


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