One thing I hear time and time again is colonic irrigation equipment. There are lots of clinics that offer this service, but have you ever thought to try home colonic irrigation with your own irrigation equipment? Yes, most people think about having this in a clinic, but you can actually do this yourself in the privacy of your own home using a colonic irrigation enema.
A colonic irrigation is a method of detoxifying your body. It involves passage of a fluid or colonic irrigation enema in to the rectum or lower large bowel. This induces the rectal nerve supply to fire of impulses to your brain which results in feedback to your bowel to contract. The stools are also softened and this helps aid passage of stool from your bowel.
Everyone should have knowledge of colonic irrigation and certainly if you go to a clinic that offers a colonic irrigation enema, you would expect the practitioner to be fully trained. If you try home colonic irrigation, the suppliers should supply full details on the use, sanitisation and times when the equipment shouldn’t be used.
An enema shouldn't be used unless you are comfortable having one. If you have a bowel disease such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer or a bleeding disorder you should avoid this method of bowel cleanse. If there is any problem with your anal area such as bleeding haemorrhoids or anal fissure (a ‘cut’ in the anal lining) that is very painful and can cause bleeding too, you should avoid colonic irrigation equipment. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor for advice.
If you try home irrigation equipment, there is a theoretical risk although this is pretty rare. The main risks include inducing bleeding or putting a hole in the bowel called perforation. If you are concerned about these possibilities, you should discuss them with your doctor.
A colonic irrigation enema is useful in constipation as it will help to relieve symptoms. It can also be used in IBS-D too. Its also said to help aid weight loss, although I suspect this is temporary as a result of fluid loss. It promotes a state of wellbeing and is recommended by many people.
If you try home colon irrigation equipment, you will find it very easy to use. The setup involves a simple board to rest on that is placed over your toilet and is also leant on a chair. There is a 5 gallon container for your enema fluid and tubing from this which attaches to your ‘rectal insert tube’. The cleanse takes approximately 45 minutes and the waste passes in to your toilet.
The choice is always yours. It is however much cheaper using your own home colonic irrigation equipment. In fact, you will find that the price of the home equipment is similar to the cost of a clinic treatment, but the home equipment can be used time and time again. It is also more convenient as you can use it at a time convenient to you. It is also very private as you can perform it yourself. Why not try it yourself?