Roughly 42 million Americans grapple with constipation every year. It’s become normal in society to experience ongoing abdominal pain or skip a bowel movement for several days in a row. But at Mac Med Spa in Milford, Framingham, and Hopedale, MA, we feel compelled to tell you pain and irregular bathroom habits are not “normal.” That’s why we offer colonic treatments, designed to gently cleanse the colon and rejuvenate your health.
What Are the Benefits of a Colonic?
We could answer this question by simply saying a colonic, or colon hydrotherapy, can help increase your body’s total health and wellness. While this answer is honest, it’s also incomplete. Colon hydrotherapy can deliver a wealth of benefits that impact the way you look and feel – and you should be aware of these benefits prior to your treatment.
Defends Against Constipation
First and foremost, treatment increases the efficiency of your digestive system. To be more specific, cleaning the colon helps push waste through your system and clear the path for improved nutrient absorption. A clean colon also allows future waste to pass more easily. Constipation, on the other hand, causes a slow digestive response that allows waste to remain in the system for longer. This contributes to ailments like fatigue, skin blemishes, and nausea.
When it’s chronic, constipation can increase your chances of developing conditions like hemorrhoids and varicose veins. But once the colon is clean, your body is better equipped to prevent future bouts of constipation and even establish regular bowel movement patterns.
Releasing the toxins your body tends to naturally hold can rejuvenate you both physically and mentally. It refocuses the energy commonly used to force waste through your intestines to other parts of the body. This means you may experience such effects as a boost in energy and more restful sleep. Internally, your blood may circulate better so those tissues and organs in greatest need of nutrients receive them.
Improves Nutrient Absorption
It’s no secret the foods you eat influence your mental and physical health. Equally important is the condition of your intestines. If they’re unable to absorb crucial nutrients, you may easily lose concentration in your daily tasks. Poor nutrient absorption can also reduce energy levels.
The culprit is a buildup of toxins in your colon that keep your body from extracting the fuel it needs. Even if you consistently eat a healthy diet, you may experience that infamous two o’clock fog that keeps you from properly focusing. The consequences can be far-reaching for your work and relationships.
A Boost for Your Body
Colon hydrotherapy cleanses the body so the right nutrients can be absorbed from all your foods. We essentially create a clear path for vitamins and minerals to filter easily into your blood. Benefits include improved mental clarity and, again, higher energy levels throughout the day.
Jumpstarts Weight Loss
Low-fiber foods move through the digestive tract at a pace that is one-quarter slower than high-fiber choices. This sluggish movement causes the production of excess mucous that physically sticks to intestinal walls and weighs down the intestinal tract with decaying fecal matter. We know this is hardly pleasant to think about, but it’s important you understand your body so you can take the steps necessary for healthy living.
The human colon weighs an average of four pounds when empty. It can hold food equivalent to eight meals before digestion finally happens. You can therefore see where we’re going. A colonic can cause safe and rapid weight loss as well as jumpstart your metabolism. Once you feel lighter and more energetic, you’ll be more likely to turn your attention to wholesome food sources and total body wellness.
This point builds upon the last. As colon hydrotherapy helps improve regularity and manage your weight, it may likewise increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Fat is estrogen-based, and when too much is present, your body may struggle with infertility. A colon burdened by significant waste can also press against the uterus and surrounding reproductive organs and cause pressure.
Cleaning the colon helps rid the body of impurities that may affect egg and sperm health. It can also relieve strain on a woman’s reproductive organs and potentially improve fertility. Many naturopathic doctors recommend colon cleansing for both partners before they start trying for a family.
Maintains pH Balance in the Body
Most foods that contribute to colon blockages are also acid-forming, especially high-protein sources that lack appropriate levels of fiber. Over time, the colon’s tissues can become inflamed, a condition that reduces the organ’s ability to work effectively.
Namely, the colon is designed to allow only vitamins, minerals, and water to pass into the bloodstream. But if its functions become compromised, other materials – including parasites, molds, and yeasts – may gain entrance to the blood and other tissues. This can send the body’s pH into a tailspin and lead to additional complications like illness, joint pain, and general malaise.
Supports Beneficial Gut Flora
Regardless of your health, diet, or lifestyle, you need the presence of good bacteria in your gut to keep bad bacteria in check. But people who rarely exercise and/or eat poorly are more likely to have an abundance of bad bacteria.
If left unchecked, this can damage the colon lining and lead to fatigue. Simply put, colon hydrotherapy flushes out bad bacteria and revives beneficial gut flora. Your body will once more enjoy a stable balance.
The body is well equipped to detoxify itself, but less than perfect lifestyle habits and exposure to environmental chemicals can stretch the system to its limits. This makes it difficult to eliminate all the toxins that have accumulated. Colon cleansing provides a much-needed assist to quickly and effectively flush out harmful substances like dead cells, mucus, parasites, and gas.
Decreases Your Colon Cancer Risk
We’re going to talk about toxins again because the havoc they can wreak is pretty substantial. Everything you eat, drink, breathe, and absorb through your skin is eventually processed by your gastrointestinal system, kidneys, and liver. This includes toxins that are, unfortunately, ever-present in our daily lives.
If those toxins are not rapidly forced from your organs, they can cause disease – including cancer. By releasing stagnant body waste, colon hydrotherapy can reduce many causes of cysts, polyps, and cancerous growths in your colon and gastrointestinal tract.
What Is Colon Hydrotherapy?
At this point, you’re probably wondering what exactly a colonic entails. At the most basic level, it’s a gentle method of rinsing the colon with warm water to remove fecal build-up and mucous plagues. A small tube called a speculum is gently inserted into the rectum to introduce filtered water into the colon. The speculum allows for the safe and effective entrance of water and, likewise, the release of toxins and waste.
The treatment generally needs to be repeated several times. Meanwhile, a member of our staff will massage your abdomen to ensure the colon is broadly cleansed. Colon hydrotherapy takes less than an hour to complete and helps you feel lighter and fresher almost immediately.
Prior to treatment, our office will conduct a consultation that includes a thorough medical questionnaire. We’ll also fully explain the equipment we use and what you can expect during the treatment. Some patients feel embarrassed about the potential exposure of their bodies, but we can assure you there’s no reason to feel timid or shy.
Our staff is highly trained to perform colon hydrotherapy, and we understand the sensitive nature of the treatment. We also take the necessary steps to preserve your dignity at all times. This means you will be provided with total privacy to change, and your body will be exposed for just a few brief moments while the speculum is inserted into the rectum.
A Discreet Treatment
Once that step is complete, you will remain completely covered for the entire treatment. And the waste we remove is discreetly drained away without causing a mess or releasing odors.
Depending on the outcome of your treatment, we may recommend additional cleansing treatments. This varies from patient to patient, and our recommendations may range from one treatment every three months to six treatments throughout a year.
A Cleanse That Improves Your Health
A colonic yields a host of benefits that includes balanced gut flora, improved pH balance in the body, weight management, and higher energy levels. Treatment may even help protect you from colon cancer. Therapy is circumspect to ensure your comfort, and we’ll use a consultation beforehand to understand your treatment goals and explain what you might expect. Learn more by contacting us at Mac Med Spa in Milford, Framingham, and Hopedale, MA.