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Doctor insights on: Colonics Vs Colon Hydrotherapy

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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

Dr. William Singer
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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 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 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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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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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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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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Is hydrotherapy/colonic safe for someone with Crohn's of the ileum?

Is hydrotherapy/colonic safe for someone with Crohn's of the ileum?

NOT SAFE: Colonics are not recommended, especially if the colon is inflamed or compromised. See Mayo Clinic link for general info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/consumer-health/expert-answers/colon-cleansing/faq-20058435 ...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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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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Had hydrotherapy Colonic 6 days ago. Worried Ihave perforated my bowel. Sick 3 days after w/diarrhea & vomiting. Ok now. Could it be a perforation?

Had hydrotherapy Colonic 6 days ago. Worried Ihave perforated my bowel. Sick 3 days after w/diarrhea & vomiting. Ok now. Could it be a perforation?

Unlikely: A perforation can cause sepsis/peritonitis and can be fatal if left untreated. I'm glad you're feeling better but we recommend against colonics as they have not been shown to have any significant benefits and do have risks. ...Read more

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How useful is colon hydrotherapy?

How useful is 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 significant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

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Is colon hydrotherapy safe to have?

Is colon hydrotherapy safe to have?

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

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When is colon hydrotherapy helpful?

When is colon hydrotherapy helpful?

Prior to colonoscopy: Only helpful prior to a colonoscopy. Otherwise, in my opinion, it is not helpful, and sometimes can be harmful. It can cause cramping, bloating, nausea and vomiting, as well as risk for dehydration, perforation, infection etc. Discuss in detail with your conventional health care provider prior to the procedure if you choose to do so. ...Read more

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Are colon hydrotherapy sessions painful?

Are colon hydrotherapy sessions painful?

LIkely: Dr. Pflieger has many great points. Learn how to support your body's natural detox mechanisms. Optimal liver function is essential. Nourish your liver through great foods like cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage), onions/garlic, turmeric, antioxidant rich berries, and green tea. There are also some products on the market that can help tonify the liver. ...Read more

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What are your experiences with colon hydrotherapy?

What are your experiences with 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

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What is it like going through a 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

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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

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What are your experiences with patients who had colon hydrotherapy?

Colonic therapy: I usually find that these patients attempt many different kinds of therapy and treatments that are not mainstream nor proven to be of any value at all. ...Read more

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What is colon hydrotherapy treatment?

What is colon hydrotherapy treatment?

Stay away from enema: Sounds like someone want to flush out the colon using water. This, is, also, called an enema. I do not believe this is helpful and frown on my patients using coffee or lemon water cleanses, due to, the dangers of injury to bowel, tissue. If your bowel function is not producing BMs every day or every other day, see your doc to get on a diet or activity regimen to, fix, this. Resist the cleanses. ...Read more

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What is colon hydrotherapy?

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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Is it healthy to get colon hydrotherapy?

Not really: In most cases, it is not dangerous, but there is no proof that it is beneficial, so why have an uncomforatable and costly procedure? Repeated use may lead to electrolyte imbalance and bacterial overgroth in the colon. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Help please! Is colon hydrotherapy safe?

It has risks: There is a risk of perforating the colon and the procedure is unnecessary. ...Read more

Dr. David Hardin
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Hydrotherapy (Definition)

Hydrotherapy programs use water treatments, often at health spas, to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. Such treatments help manipulate the movement of blood within the body. They can be offered via saunas, steam baths, foot baths, and cold ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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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