Four hundred B.C., Hippocrates recommended cleansing the intestine in case of fever.
At the end of the XIX Century, colonic hydrotherapy really became known through the work of Dr. Wood, chiropractor-physician in the United-States.
Nowadays, several of the world's leaders in the field of health, such as Dr. Jensen, American nutritionist and Dr. Kousmine, specialist in degenerative illness, recommend colonic hydrotherapy.
Colonic hydrotherapy is a technique which gently cleanses the colon. The hygienist circulates filtered water in the colon using a sterilized double pipe cannula. The cannula permits the water to enter and then channels out the evacuated waste in a sealed pipe, so that the treatment is odourless.
While the water circulates, the hygienist does abdominal massages, which have the effect of dislodging colonic deposits, without the need of the person to move, hold the liquid in or force.
Colonic increases the muscular tone of the intestinal walls, reestablishing the colon's natural rhythms. It is not painful. While slight cramps can occur, they are only like those felt during normal intestinal evacuation.
At the time of an irrigation, it is not necessary to get undressed. A large towel entirely covers the stomach and the legs.
A colonic does not require that you have an empty stomach. However, the irrigation will be more complete and effective if the two or three meals before the treatment are made up of fruits and foods rich in fiber, since these accelerate intestinal transit time.
A normal session lasts about 45 minutes.
The number and the frequency of the irrigations needed is highly variable, depending greatly on a the state of a person's health. Generally, for personal well-being and as a preventive measure for the clogging of the body, a number of sessions are recommended, several times a year.