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What are the benefits of colonic hydrotherapy?

What are the benefits of colonic hydrotherapy?

It's a scam: If you go to an enema parlor, you will be seen by a kindly, unhurried practitioner who will make you feel very comfortable, tell you things that aren't true ("toxic bowel settlement" and so forth), and reassure you that the treatment will greatly improve your health and that you had better keep coming back. Don't get involved with these people. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Colonic hydrotherapy, is this effective?

Colonic hydrotherapy, is this effective?

It's a scam: If you go to an enema parlor, you will be seen by a kindly, unhurried practitioner who will make you feel very comfortable, tell you things that aren't true ("toxic bowel settlement" and so forth), and reassure you that the treatment will greatly improve your health and that you had better keep coming back. Don't get involved with these people ...Read more

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Is colonic hydrotherapy really dangerous?

Is colonic hydrotherapy really dangerous?

Hydrotherapy: Potential hazards are perforation (puncture) of the colon, infection, electrolyte imbalance. Pregnant women, patients with ulcerative or crohn's colitis, significant diverticulosis should not have hydrotherapy due to increased risk of complications. Whether or not colonic hydrotherapy is beneficial is a separate issue. ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy, should I do this? What does it involve?

Colonic hydrotherapy, should I do this? What does it involve?

They are crooks: If you go to an enema parlor, you will be seen by a kindly, unhurried practitioner who will make you feel very comfortable, tell you things that aren't true ("toxic bowel settlement" and so forth), and reassure you that the treatment will greatly improve your health and that you had better keep coming back. Don't get involved with these people. ...Read more

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What kind of food should I eat after a Colonic hydrotherapy session?

What kind of food should I eat after a Colonic hydrotherapy session?

No restriction: There are no restrictions I am aware of. You can discuss this with your physicians. Uncertain the reason for the colonic and it's expected benefit. We would need more information to see if you need food restriction, but no reason that I am aware of. ...Read more

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How do you know if you need addition colonics with colon hydrotherapy?

How do you know if you need addition colonics with colon hydrotherapy?

Based on falsehood: You don't need additional colonics because you didn't need any in 1st place. Based on faulty science & false premise that txoins need to be washed out of the body. Your intestines/digestive system naturally eliminates bacteria (bulk of stool is dead bacteria) and other waste materials. There is no scientific evidence that it does any good. Many are gullible like some believe world is flat. ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Neither: Colonic therapy is not proven to treat anything and can cause colon perforation and infection. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Are there any scientific studies evaluating the efficacy of colon hydrotherapy (colonics)?

Are there any scientific studies evaluating the efficacy of colon hydrotherapy (colonics)?

No: No scientific studies have ever shown a benefit to colonics. In fact, what many people do not realize is that the colon lining gets nourished from free fatty acids in the stool. Basically the poop in the colon nourishes the colon! Any therapies geared towards removing waste are potentially damaging to the colon! ...Read more

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Is it just as effective to do a home enema as a professional colonic hydrotherapy?

Is it just as effective to do a home enema as a professional colonic hydrotherapy?

Yes: Colonic hydrotherapy has no medical indications. An occasional enema or ostipation is generally well tolerated. The cause of the ostipation needs to be evaluated. High fiber and high fluid diet can be helpful. 30 grams of fiber a day and 120 ounces of water. ...Read more

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Can colonic hydrotherapy cure your ibs?

Can colonic hydrotherapy cure your ibs?

No it can't: In fact is probably dangerous for subjects with ibs. Certainly dangerous for inflammatory bowel. Like mto furtherirritaqte irritable bowel syndrome. Single bowel cleanse is necessary before a colonoscopy, but can more easily be acheived by consuming GoLytely or %00 grams of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the night before. There is no scientific evidence that colon hydrotherapy helps anyone other than $ 4 the therapist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get colonic hydrotherapy after undergoing an appendectomy?

Eventually.: I would probably recommend waiting at least a few days after surgery before any kind of colonic therapy. However, at that point, it should be safe enough to do without much risk. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone who has had colon resection to participate in colonic hydrotherapy?

Is it safe for someone who has had colon resection to participate in colonic hydrotherapy?

Unsafe at any cost: Trained medical professionals will not recommend hydrotherapy, good bacteria that protect will be washed away, could get new infections bedsides danger of perforating colon, especially after colon surgery., nevertheless people believe in washing away the non existent 'toxins' from he body, and spend thousands of dollars over the period of time. ...Read more

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Tell me more about hydrotherapy/ colonics -are they safe to do even while you are not on a cleanse program?

Tell me more about hydrotherapy/ colonics -are they safe to do even while you are not on a cleanse program?

Maybe: Need to be aware of overall hydration as can be dehydrated and have sodium potassium and other ions out of line, must be careful of sterility of facility doing such procedures and also no punctures or irritation at entry of catheter as infection complications could be dangerous but properly done probably no consequence. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of colon hydrotherapy and what does it cost?

None: Colon hydrotherapy is just a fancy name for an enema, and unless you have constipation that hasn't responded to other measures, you don't need one. Any amount of money spent on it is wasted., . ...Read more

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What is colon hydrotherapy?

A useless process: Colon cleansing is needed only for colonoscopy or colon surgery. Colon hydrotherapy and other colon cleansing procedures are useless. For additional information please consult the following site:http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/colon-cleansing/an00065/. ...Read more

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Can colon hydrotherapy help with body odor?

Can colon hydrotherapy help with body odor?

No: Bo is associated with the flora of germs in moist places. Most commonly the axillae. Stool flora hopefully will never contribute to bo, unless hygeine allows it to. ...Read more

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Colon cleanse as a good as a colon hydrotherapy?

Colon cleanse as a good as a colon hydrotherapy?

Neither: There is no need for either. If constipated buy some MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or mag citrate. ...Read more

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What works better a colon cleanse or colon hydrotherapy?

Don't waste your $: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

Dr. David Hardin
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Hydrotherapy (Definition)

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more