The Dangers of Colonics

Colon hydrotherapy, colonic irrigation, or simply colonics is a type of alternative health therapy that is meant to improve the function of the colon. During a colonics treatment, the client rests on a table while a rubber hose and nozzle are inserted into their rectum and the colon is flushed of toxins and any built up waste with a large amount of warm water (up to 60 liters per treatment). The colonics procedure is often likened to an enema also done in order to promote better efficiency of the gastrointestinal tract.

Colon hydrotherapy should always be performed by an experienced colon therapist practitioner. However, even when it is, the following negative health effects can take place…

1. Severe Cramping

Awful abdominal cramping is one of the most common side effects of a colon hydrotherapy treatment. This occurs due to large amounts of water being flushed through the digestive system. Air bubbles can occur causing painful cramping, abdominal pain, a weighty feeling of fullness, and bloating.

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Catherine Roberts

Catherine is our go-to writer for women’s health news, diet trends and more. She’s dedicated to providing Activebeat readers with the information they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle every day.