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Is colonic irrigation effective?

Is colonic irrigation effective?

If medic. indicated: Only to relieve severe constipation or as part of a preoperative bowel preparation. Colonic irrigation as part of a general health regime does nothing for you other than give the knowledge that your large bowel is empty. Some rare individuals have wierd satisfaction from having their colon and rectum filled with fluid which then can then expell. No scientific evidence of beneficial effect. ...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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What is the use of colonic irrigation?

What is the use of colonic irrigation?

Nothing!: 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." 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 can I expect from a colonic irrigation session?

What can I expect from a colonic irrigation session?

Stop!: Harm! this procedure shud never be done! stay away! will not help u but may hurt u. Waste of money. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what exactly is a colonic irrigation , how it's done and why people do it. I was wondering if there are some benefits to it

Can someone tell me what exactly is a colonic irrigation , how it's done and why people do it. I was wondering if there are some benefits to it

Hi. : Hi. Colon irrigation is often performed by alternative medicine providers. Water is introduced into the colon which can be mixed with homeopathic or herbals in order to remove feces, parasites & toxins from the gut. It is reported to be one aspect of total body detoxification. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is it recommended to have a colonic irrigation while battling with diverticulitis?

Can you let me know is it recommended to have a colonic irrigation while battling with diverticulitis?

No, probably not: A good idea. While you have active diverticulitis, it is important to rest the area while the infection heals. If you apply any excess pressure, as with irrigation, the inflamed area can perforate into the peritoneal cavity and cause fecal peritonitis. That goes for enemas too. ...Read more

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Can colonic irrigation flatten your tummy and love handles?

Can colonic irrigation flatten your tummy and love handles?

Colonic Irrigation: No effect & potentially hazardous. Weight reduction, diet & exercise are more beneficial. ...Read more

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Can colonic irrigation help with emotional problems?

Can colonic irrigation help with emotional problems?

No: Colonic hydrotherapy purports to detoxify and cleanse the colon, helping with constipation, etc. Some colonic advertisements also claim to cleanse "negative emotions" such as anger and depression from the body. In my experience though, these emotions are not housed in the colon alone. Deeper, whole-person work is needed for this. ...Read more

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Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Not sure: Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what type of surgery you had and why. ...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