Theory of colonic irrigation

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 9th October 2013
Theory of colonic irrigation in Dundee. Colonic irrigation heals the intestines

The theory of colonic irrigation describes this therapy as an extended and more complete form of an enema. So, the concept involves the mechanical process of infusing warm filtered water into the rectum to clean and balance the colon. This procedure removes faecal material from colon walls and dilutes the bacterial toxin concentration in the large intestine.

The therapeutic effects of colon hydrotherapy facilitate peristaltic action. They enhance the absorption of nutrients from the cecum and ascending colon. At the same time, they minimise the absorption of toxic waste material. The cleansing effects of colonic irrigation reduce stagnation and subsequent bacterial proliferation in the colon and maintain the harmony of the intestinal flora in promoting optimal health.

Theory of colonic irrigation

Colonic irrigation is not a cure-all but an essential complementary therapy in the overall health care of the client. The colon hygienist may gently manipulate the abdomen during the procedure to enhance the removal of waste material.

The standard enema and colon hydrotherapy treatment utilises the infusion of aqueous substances into the rectum. A classic enema involves injecting water (one way) into the colon. However, the theory of colonic irrigation describes an instrument controlling regular colon bathing for cleansing and therapeutic purposes.

There is no offensive odour or health risk to those in contact with sick patients, as with enemas and bedpans. Besides, colonic irrigation extends beyond the natural expulsion area, offering higher cleansing and therapeutic benefits.

Variations in enema therapy include:

  • The cleansing enema softens the faeces and promotes bowel evacuation.
  • The retention enema softens the faeces and lubricates the lower intestine and rectum.
  • The nutrient enema provides liquid nutrition for rapid absorption by the colon and rectum.


We can prescribe various supplemental solutions, i.e., saline, kayxelate, acidophilus, oxygen, etc.

To summarise, colonic irrigation removes impaction, parasites, intestinal flatus and cellular debris. It may also cleanse and rejuvenate the portion of the immune system in the intestinal tract. Recent European studies indicate a more significant amount located in the intestines than previously recognised. The theory of colonic irrigation describes a provision of tubular and cellular drainage outwardly from the rectum and inwardly via the portal and mesenteric lymphatic system.