Colon Cleansing Made Easy

If you're concerned about undertaking a self cleansing procedure of your colon, here are some helpful recommendations and information that can help make it easier and less stressful for you.


The colon (large intestine) is the last section of the body's digestive system. Its main purpose is to extract water and salt from the waste products before being eliminated from our body. The accumulation of toxic products in this part is believed to result in various disorders such as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, arthritis, allergies and asthma.

Removal of the toxic products or their remnants from this area of the body with different cleaning methods can promote the growth of healthy bacteria, boost the energy and even enhance the body's defence system (referred to as the immune system). Long term constipation can lead to expansion of the bowel which may result in symptoms such as headache, tiredness and loss of appetite.

How to Make Cleansing Easy!

There are two main methods for achieving a healthy digestive system. They are:

  1. Colon hydrotherapy
  2. Oral cleansing agents

Let's take a look at each of these methods in more detail.

Colon Hydrotherapy

This can either be performed by you with specialized self-cleansing kits or by a professional clinic involved in the care and healthy sanitation of people's colons. The hydrotherapy process is simply an enema to inject water with the help of special equipment.

At times some beneficial herbs may also be added to the water used in cleaning the end of the digestive tract. Numerous colon cleansing detox products and kits are available in the market which can help you to perform the procedure in a step by step method.

Some amount of initial expertise may be required to perform the procedure correctly. Professional clinics or spas also include colonic hydrotherapy as a part of their body detoxification plans. If you are unsure of undertaking this procedure on yourself, then it is better you obtain professional help.

This procedure is also known as the colonic irrigation procedure.

Oral Cleansing Agents

These include herbal preparations, fibrous food substances included in a specially prepared digestive cleansing diet, certain dietary supplements or medicines referred to as laxatives. These agents act in different ways to cleanse this part of the body.

They may either add bulk to the stools or increase the movement of the stool within the large intestines to help in complete elimination. Most of these agents are advised to be taken before going to bed at night.

This method does not require any specific expertise as with the colonic irrigation procedure explained above.

Complications of Colon Cleansing

It is possible that complications can arise from performing this procedure, including those listed below:

Colon cleaning and detoxification has been practised since the time of the Egyptians. Although there is less data available for supporting the benefits of the practice, this procedure is widely popular as a method to eliminate toxins from the body.

It is recommended that you take proper guidance from medically trained professionals before performing any of the above procedures by yourself.

Some Useful Tips

Here are some helpful tips you can make use of:

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