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What is a colonic?

What is a colonic?

Pertaining to colon: However, many people use it as a noun and mean a colonic enema. There are a number of so called "health treatments" that in involve high colonic enemas, or so called "clean outs". Efficacy of these "high colonics" is scientifically unproven & suspect. Colonic enemas may be required for some subjects with severe constipation, neurogenic bowel dysfunction or as part of pre-operative bowel prep. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

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


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Are colonics of any benefit?

Are colonics of any benefit?

No to colonics: Colonics only benefit is to clear out a colon that is terribly constipated. As medical therapy, there is nothing beneficial. And depending on what is put in the fluid used, they can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What is a Colonic, does it hurt?

Colon cleansing: It is a colon flush. If h decide to do this make sure they DO NOT use a rigid scope as this may puncture colon. ...Read more

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How effective are colonic cleansings?

How effective are colonic cleansings?

Don't do it!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't use colonics please unless prescribed. ...Read more

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What are the uses of colonic cleanses?

Colonic enemas: Legitimate uses for colonic enemas or cleanses is for severe constipation, neurogenic bowel dysfuction or as part of a bowel prep. Prior to surgery involving bowel. Colonic cleanse can be performed by a cleanout from above prior to colonoscopy or bowel surgery. Colonic cleanses, for otherwise healthy individuals, is hocus pocus with no proof of efficacy. Thus best avoided if not indicated. ...Read more

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Are there any cons to getting colonics?

Are there any cons to getting colonics?

Beware colonics: Colonics can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalances and can injure the lining of the bowel - good reasons to avois them. ...Read more

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How safe are colonics in the trendy spas?

How safe are colonics in the trendy spas?

Not advised: Colonics are not necessary and do not improve your health. It would be better to avoid them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colonic?

What is the definition or description of: colonic?

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