Our digestive system comprises a group of organs that allow us to use the food we eat to fuel our bodies. The colon, also known as the large intestine, is a part of the digestive system that plays a vital role in how our bodies use the food we eat.

Consider you eat a juicy apple. You chew and break it down into smaller pieces. Swallowing sends the food to the esophagus, which connects to the stomach. Next, your stomach further breaks down the material passing it on to the small intestine, where with assistance from the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder, all the essential vitamins and nutrients in food are absorbed. Finally, what is left over, which is primarily liquid, moves into the colon where water is absorbed, and bacteria break down the remaining material. The leftover material then exits the body through the rectum and anus.

Ways to have a healthy colon and overall digestive system include having a low-calorie, high-fiber diet, exercise, and healthy habits like avoiding excess alcohol and smoking are also important. 

Another way to maintain optimal colon health is through colon hydrotherapy cleansing or colonics. Colon hydrotherapy cleansing benefits clients by removing very old unwanted waste from the large intestine and allowing the body to work as efficiently as possible for a much better and healthier lifestyle.

To give you some more information on colon hydrotherapy cleansing and dispel some of the myths surrounding the practice, here are a few misconceptions to watch out for and what we believe is the truth about the procedure.

1. Our bodies release waste naturally, so colonics are unnecessary
Colonics, also known as colon therapy, colon hydrotherapy cleansing, or colonic irrigation, is sometimes slandered and deemed unnecessary with the notion our bodies are designed to release natural toxins and other waste. This is partially true. However, our bodies were never meant to digest the chemicals in the food we eat today, leaving us increasingly vulnerable to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and even colon cancer.

2. Risks and complications
A common misconception about colon hydrotherapy cleansing is that it has many risks and can lead to an infection. This is not true as every instrument is brand new and sterilized for each client and modern colon hydrotherapy equipment utilizes multi-stage water purification systems and disposable contact elements, which eliminate any contamination or infection risks.

At Blue Lagoon Med-Spa our hydrotherapy equipment is an open system that allows waste material to be discreetly carried from the colon to the drainage line without offensive odor or visual contact.

3. Colon hydrotherapy cleansing has no benefits
Colon hydrotherapy cleansing is often mislabeled as a pseudoscience with no health benefits, when in fact, the practice helps maintain pH balance and prevent the growth and proliferation of harmful bacteria. Colon hydrotherapy cleansing has been shown to lower the risk of developing hemorrhoids, lower the risk of developing bowel cancer, alleviate discomfort from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and even assist with less undesirable gas production.

Other advantages of colonics are it helps with constipation, weight loss and has been proven to be fantastic for your skin and hair. 

To ensure the overall health and wellbeing of your family, reach out to Blue Lagoon Med-Spa. We provide individual five-star care in accordance with your needs and goals in the field of the holistic medical spa. We offer body sculpting wraps, colon hydrotherapy, V-steaming, and ionic detox foot bath treatment and our holistic spa treatments are available to clients across Long Island City, Astoria, Queens, and the surrounding areas.

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