What is a colonic?

Colon hydrotherapy using the Wood Gravitational Method is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas, and accumulated fecal matter. Unlike an enema, it does not involve the retention of water. It is just a steady, gentle flow of body-temperature water into and out of the colon through a closed system. At the same time water is being infused through the sterilized speculum, an abdominal massage is given to stimulate the colon to recover its natural shape, tone, and peristaltic wave action.

The water introduced during the colonic gently stimulates the natural peristaltic action of the colon and is then expelled along with fecal material through an outflow tube where it is carried away. Under the control of a trained therapist, the inflow and outflow alternate until the entire colon has been cleansed. One colon hydrotherapy treatment can have the same cleansing effect of six enemas. It is a gentle and relaxing procedure that lasts approximately one hour. The client is lying comfortably on a table and is completely covered at all times.

Some other terms used to describe colon hydrotherapy are colonic, colon lavage, colon irrigation, and high enema.  While enemas are great to relieve a problem, colon hydrotherapy is considered to be stimulating and restorative.  References to colonic irrigation can be found as far back as 1534 BC in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus.  The Essene Gospel of Peace refers to a similar procedure practiced by the Essenes over 2000 years ago.  Needless to say, colonics have been around for a while. Read more here.