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With group coupon sites growing in popularity, it seems that we are exposed to more and more alternative health therapies. From body wraps, to massage and colonics, the possibilities are endless.

The only problem is that although many of us have a curiosity, without knowing more about the therapy, it’s hard to commit, buy, and try.

Among the most popular is colon hydrotherapy. Nowadays many people are asking if cleansing is good for you. As a believer in natural and alternative health, I of course say, yes indeed!

A colonic, also called colon hydrotherapy, is an alternative health practice in which warm filtered water is used to flush waste out of the colon. It is believed that over time, undigested foods, mucous, and other waste begin to accumulate in the colon, causing a myriad of negative health symptoms.

Many common symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, headache, and low energy. After a colonic, many report feeling more rejuvenated, clean, and clear.

Livestrong.com has reported benefits of colon cleansing to include relief from constipation, inflammation, allergies, and IBS, as well as weight loss, an increase in energy levels, and the flushing of parasites.

According to Livestrong.com, removing waste from the colon can help “reshape the colon if it has been stretched out and distorted from impacted material. This can reduce any pressure that may have been placed on neighboring organs.”

There are many benefits of colon cleansing. Some even say that because toxic build-ups often lead to disease, detoxing can help prevent it.

So how does it work?

Sessions usually last about 45 minutes, but can go up to an hour. Like a traditional doctor visit, a typical session starts by filling out paperwork and having a brief intake with the therapist, going over any symptoms you may be feeling. This is the time when any misconceptions or anxieties about the session can be addressed and hopefully taken care of.

The therapist will insert a disposable speculum into the anus. The speculum is connected to a long hose, which is connected to the colon hydrotherapy unit.

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

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