A colonic implant, also referred to as an additive, is a therapeutic, specially prepared solution that can be used after the administration of a colon hydrotherapy session and is thought to promote colonic health. Proponents of regular colonic cleansing say that the use of implants along with a healthy lifestyle can greatly increase an individual’s overall well being.
Doctors have used anal implants for centuries to help patients absorb medicines and other healing solutions when they were either unable to swallow or too nauseous to keep liquids down.
In addition, regular colonic cleansing played a major role in the lives of most ancient civilizations, including the Egyptians, Sumerians, Babylonians, Indians, Greeks and Chinese.
The Roman historian Pliny the Elder wrote this of the ancient Egyptian habit of colonic cleansing: “The Egyptians learned the art from the long-beaked ibis, who washes the inside of its body by introducing water with its beak into the channel by which the residue of food should leave.”
There are a large number of solutions that can be used as a colonic implant. The most common implants include:
- aloe vera juice
- olive oil
- butter oil
- coconut oil
- bifidonate and water
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)
- vegetable glycerin
- essential oils, especially rosemary, fennel, and basil
Depending on the substances included in the solution, implants can accomplish a variety of things, including:
- stimulation of contractions in the colon, resulting in increased colonic muscle tone
- increase in the amount of bile secreted by the liver
- soothing of inflamed tissues in the colon and rectum
- increase in the levels of beneficial microorganisms in the colon
A colonic implant can be administered by a healthcare professional or at home in much the same way as an enema; in fact, many people choose to make both an enema and an implant part of their regular health routine. Many online health care sites carry enema kits that include materials to assist an individual with colonic implants.
Experts recommend that after implanting the solution in the colon, the solution should be left in for a minimum of 10 minutes and, generally, a maximum of 30 minutes. However, certain implants are more beneficial if they are left in for several hours; it is important to discuss these options with a physician and to carefully follow any instructions accompanying a purchased colon implant.
Although mineral oil has traditionally been used as a colonic implant, experts in colonic cleansing strongly discourage its use since it is believed that mineral oil enemas done regularly can lead to severe deficiencies.
In addition, while colonic implants are widely available online, it is always best to consult your physician or other healthcare professional before attempting one on your own.