Colonics, sometimes referred to as colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy, are used to flush out large portions of the bowel system. Colonics are different from enemas in that enemas can be done at home and are a one-time infusion, while colonics involve multiple infusions and must be done by hydrotherapists with specialized equipment. When administering a colonic, a tube is inserted into the rectum and up to 16 ounces of warm water is pumped into the body. The procedure can last between 45 minutes to an hour. The full cleanse continues with increased bowel movements within the first few hours after the colonic.

Proponents of colonic irrigation believe toxins build up in the gastrointestinal tract and cause a variety of health issues, including arthritis and high blood pressure.

Learn more here: