Hydrotherapy – Wellness

Introduction – Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of disease. It is one of the oldest wellness treatments. It has been used for centuries universally. Water is used in it for soothing pains and treating diseases. Like all true remedies, hydrotherapy requires skill, effort and patience. Some hydrotherapy requires the knowledge of a medical specialists and special equipment such as whirlpools. Hydrothermal therapy additionally uses its temperature effects, as in hot baths, saunas, wraps, etc.  Colon hydrotherapy is the procedure where gentle purified water or is used washing of the large intestine. The patient lies on an exam table and with a machine: water is run very slowly into the colon. When slight pressure builds up in the colon, the water is released.

What happens in hydrotherapy?

Waste material, especially waste that has remained in the colon for some time, like- impacted faeces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucous, parasites, worms, etc. – pose several problems.

  1. This material is quite toxic. These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream making patients feel ill, tired and weak.
  2. Impacted materials impair the colon’s ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria-produced vitamins.
  3. A build-up of material on the colon wall can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements, constipation and many resulting disorders.

Functions of Colon hydrotherapy can be described as given below-

  1. Toxic substances are broken down in this procedure so it can no longer harm patient’s body or inhibit absorption and elimination. Even debris – which built up over a long period – also get gently removed in the process of a series of irrigations. Once impacted material is removed, colon can function smoothly. In this very real sense, colon hydrotherapy treatment is a rejuvenation treatment.
  2. The build up of toxic debris weakens the colon and impairs its functioning. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improves muscular contraction activity or peristaltic motion – which is the natural motion the colon uses to move material through and out of the body.
  3. It helps reshape the colon. When problem conditions exist in the colon, they tend to alter its shape. That in turn causes more problems. The gentle action of the water, coupled with the massage techniques of the colon hydrotherapist help to eliminate bulging pockets of wastes and narrowed, spastic constrictions.
  4. It stimulates reflex points. Every system and organ of the body is connected to the colon by reflex points. A colon hydrotherapy treatment stimulates these points affecting the corresponding body parts in a beneficial way.

Periodicity of colon hydrotherapy-

Colon hydrotherapy treatments also stimulate the liver, kidney and lymph system to unload toxins.
A series of hydrotherapy sessions may be required to sufficiently soften and loosen the colon, as the waste is so hard and deeply lodged in the colon. Colon hydrotherapy treatments also stimulate the liver, kidney and lymph system to unload toxins. The number of treatments varies with each individual.

Additional benefits of colon hydrotherapy-

  1. Colon hydrotherapy can in fact be an enlightening process. Patients learn to expand their awareness about their body’s function by including signals from abdomen, skin, and face.
  2. Also, the solar plexus is the emotional centre of the body and the transverse colon passes right through it. If an emotional event is left uncompleted, it often results in physical tension being stored in the solar plexus, which affects all organs of the area, including the colon. This ongoing tightening of the colon muscle results in diminished movement of faecal material throughout the colon, which is experienced as constipation.
  3. Patients will find that they can mark the beginnings of developing conditions through the clues provided by the body before they actually become serious. Patients can deal with them earlier and more easily than if waited until they produced effects seen elsewhere in the body.
  4. Not only does colon hydrotherapy alleviate the constipation, it can assist patients in recognizing and releasing the stored emotion causing the problem. In effect, colon hydrotherapy assists patients in creating a fully holistic view of body’s functioning, leading to a better quality of life.

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This article is not medical advice nor a substitute to professional health advice. Always consult a doctor.


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