Why is Having a Healthy Colon Important?

While it may not be the first thing you think about when you consider your overall health, your colon plays a critical role in how your body functions. Without the colon, your body wouldn’t be able to properly digest and eliminate the food that you eat. So, by taking sufficient care of your colon, you can prevent uncomfortable gastrointestinal issues and prevent the buildup of damaging toxins in your digestive system. 

What Exactly Does the Colon Do?

The colon is also referred to as the large intestine, and it’s a crucial organ for the body’s digestive process. The colon receives what remains after the pancreas, gallbladder, liver and small intestines have absorbed the vitamins and nutrients from the food that you eat. It takes this now predominantly liquid substance and absorbs the water from your food. Beneficial bacteria in the colon then break down what’s left so that it can move into the rectum to be removed from the body. 

When the colon isn’t functioning at its best, it can result in bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and pain. However, these digestive issues can be avoided by maintaining a healthy colon. 

A Colon Cleanse for Better Health

Regular colon cleanses are an excellent strategy for maintaining the health of your colon. The Angel of Water hydrotherapy treatment is an FDA-approved open system for colon cleansing that we use here at Body Flow Wellness. 

In Angel of Water colon hydrotherapy, the patient sits in a comfortable, reclined position in our treatment area. A lubricated rectal nozzle is then inserted into the rectum, and a gentle flow of water will pass through the nozzle into the rectum. When this water arrives at the colon, it will stimulate peristalsis, which involves compulsory contraction and release of the muscles in the treatment area. Peristalsis causes the body to release water and waste for the duration of the treatment (typically 45 minutes). 

The result of Angel of Water hydrotherapy is an evacuation of the colon. This detoxes the digestive system for relief from gastrointestinal symptoms, reduces inflammatory chemicals caused by built-up waste in the colon, and improves your overall health.

Contact Body Flow Wellness to learn more about colon hydrotherapy for improved colon health today!