Colon hydrotherapy is an alternative treatment for a myriad of health problems that include, but are not limited to: addiction, bowel obstruction, intestinal parasites, and fatigue. Bacteria and waste products can build up in the body's intestines which can contribute to a variety of health problems and diseases. Cleansing the intestines of these toxins through colon hydrotherapy has a beneficial effect on the immune system, improves mental functioning, and is an anecdote to disease and illness.
Colon hydrotherapy works much the same way an enema does in that water is used to flush the bowels. There are other variables included in the process though which seem to make it more effective. Water is used in different amounts along with varying temperatures and pressures depending on the reason for the treatment. During the hour-long process a tube is inserted into the rectum through which the water flows. In instances of high colonic treatments, water will go in the tube inserted in the colon and then removed with the wastes through a separate tube called an obturator.