One natural method of detoxification that is regaining its popularity in the modern society is colon hydrotherapy. It is the process of thoroughly removing pounds of impacted waste matters accumulated in the colon by pumping water into the colon, gently using regulated pressure or simply gravity. Also, massages or reflexology techniques are applied on the abdomen during the procedure to encourage muscle contraction or peristalsis and foster the final elimination of the accumulated wastes.
There are licensed hydrotherapy clinics where trained therapists administer the procedure. There are two types of machines that are used in colon irrigation treatments: the closed-tube system and the open-basin system. The United States law considers the equipments as medical devices since it is used to examine and treat certain medical conditions that in effect, alter the function or structure of the human body. Both types of machine are approved by the FDA.
Also, there are home colonic kits, otherwise known as colema kits, available in the market. Most colema kits have been checked and approved by the FDA. However, there are a few that are being released in the market without the approval of the FDA. Thus, it is best to check the validity of the company producing the colema you intend to purchase.
Typically, a colema kit includes a 5 gallon gravity tank, colema board, tubing, and speculum. The colema board has an opening at one end with a protective shield for elimination and contamination purposes. The end of the board with the opening must of course be placed on top of the toilet while the other end must be supported by a chair or any supportive device to keep it from toppling over.
The colema is performed with the individual lying on the board with his buttocks positioned at the opening, against the shield. The 5 gallon gravity tank must be elevated 2-4 feet higher than the colonic board. The elevation creates a safe and comfortable pressure of 1psi., flowing into the whole length of the colon. The water that is to be used for the procedure must be sterilized or purified and preferably close to the body temperature. Moreover, the speculums used in colemas are similar to the ones used in open-basin system colonics. It is as slim as a pencil, or perhaps narrower, and 4 to 12 inches long.
The speculum is designed to stay in the rectum for the entire duration of the session. The narrow design enables water to flow in and at the same time allows the water and waste to be released around it and into the toilet. Abdominal breathing techniques as well as abdominal massaged may be performed to aid in the cleansing. Although the procedure may be self-administered, assistance will prove to make the procedure less difficult. The entire colonic session could last in between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the condition of the colon. Instructions regarding the proper usage of the equipment as well as in disinfecting the equipment after use may come with the kit.
The downside of colemas is that there might be individuals who may perform the procedure incorrectly. Another case is the misuse of the treatment. Professional medical advice is actually essential in this procedure.