The procedure involves a thorough wash out of the large intestine using appropriate, advanced equipment.
Often the intestine becomes clogged by accumulated faecal matter, often due to slowed down intestinal transit. These residues often trigger putrefaction or fermentation processes, which result in intestinal dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is an alteration of the balance of the many strains of microorganisms that live in our intestine and help the digestive processes, forming of certain vitamins, final transformation of materials in transit, while at the same time feeding off our “waste”. Other frequent causes of “dysbiosis” may be food related (additives in food, i.e. colours, preservatives and various chemical substances, including some medicinal products), abuse of alcohol, overuse of laxatives, sedentary lifestyle, stress, etc. Dysbiosis produces a significant series of relapses in the balance of the intestinal ecosystem and affects a person’s well-being. Disorders including: Constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, flatulence, halitosis, some types of headache, intoxication, food allergies or intolerances, relapsing candidosis, fatigue, weakened immune system, some dermatological problems may all benefit from this therapy.
Recently, colon hydrotherapy is also offered as preparatory to diagnostic examinations (e.g. colonoscopy), as a preferred option over traditional bowel preparation using laxatives.