Do-It-Yourself Colonic Irrigation

Updated April 17, 2017

Colonic irrigation or colonics is the method of flushing yeast, toxins and parasites from the large intestines with purified water. This method of cleansing is known as a high colonic, because it irrigates all three sections of the colon: descending, transverse and ascending. There are various home units on the market. Picking the right one is a matter of preference.

Home Colon Irrigation Units and Tips

There are basically two types of colon irrigation units for home use: Gravity and pump units. Gravity units use a five-gallon water tank. Gravity forces the water down through a tube and into the rectum. The disadvantage of this unit is that you will need to use three to four tanks, which will interrupt your session several times. Most commercial units will flush your colon with 25 to 30 gallons of water. Moreover, each time you need to dispel the water, you will need to turn off the water supply. A continuous water flow will do a more thorough job of cleansing the colon.

Pump units provide a continuous water supply. You can hook them up under the sink. The temperature can also be varied, which can provide you with more flexibility in your treatment. For example, higher temperatures (up to 40 degrees C) can help kill parasites.

Some gravity units can cost up too £195. Pump units are considerably higher. Decide which one fits your budget and requirements.

The Procedure

Your unit will come with a colonic board. This board will need to be placed levelly between a chair and the toilet. Secure the board before you start your session. Remove all clothing below the waist.

With either unit, you will need to first insert a speculum into your rectum. This is the end piece of the tube. Use a lubricant before insertion. Make sure the water supply is hooked up before you lie down.

Turn the tube valve to release the water supply. Try to hold as much water as you can before releasing it. You will need to turn the valve off to dispel the water and waste materials. Turn the water back on and resume the session.

Continue the process for about 45 minutes. Change the water supply if you have a gravity unit. After you are finished, sit on the toilet and make sure all water is out of the colon. Clean the board after each use.

The Number and Frequency of Treatments

The number of treatments and frequency will depend on your condition. You might try two sessions a week for three or four weeks for body maintenance. If you have an autoimmune disease such as chronic fatigue or multiple chemical sensitivities, try doing three treatments a week the first two weeks; then cut back to two until your symptoms start to improve.

Colonics are usually repeated every six to 12 months.

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