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.

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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...

What are the benefits of colonic hydrotherapy?

Probably none. Although commonly advertised in infomercials as a way to "clean out your colon" and cure all sorts of symptoms, there have been no proven health benefits of this, and can even be dangerous as they are often administered by people who are not trained in medicine. You can get bowel perforations, electrolyte imbalances, and infections from this procedure., which can be life threatening. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...
Colonics. Clinical effects of colonic cleansing for general health promotion: a systematic review (Acosta RD & Cash BD) found that ”there are no methodologically rigorous controlled trials of colonic cleansing to support the practice for general health promotion.” The terms colonics and colon hydrotherapy are often used interchangeably. . Read more...

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

Neither! Washing out the colon would seem to make sense. We think of it as dirty, nasty, infected, and something that needs to be "cleaned out." this is as far away from the truth as one can get. Our colon needs the bacteria and stool within it in order to be healthy. Colon that is deprived of stool or good bacteria, becomes sick, infected, inflamed, reduces the immune system, and is dangerous to us. Read more...
Neither. Colonic therapy is not proven to treat anything and can cause colon perforation and infection. See your gastroenterologist. Read more...

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...
Colonics. There is some research on the efficacy & safety of colon irrigation/ hydrotherapy. "Clinical effects of colonic cleansing for general health promotion: a systematic review"(Acosta RD & Cash BD) is one such study. Findings: “ The investigators concluded that there are no methodologically rigorous controlled trials of colonic cleansing to support the practice for general health promotion.” Read more...

Is it normal to experience terrible bloating after a colonic hydrotherapy session?

Colon bloating. No. This is not normal. Best rethink this therapy. Read more...
Could be. However I do not recommend this therapy. Over the years I have had to operate on too many people who ended up with damage or perforation of their colon from colonic hydrotherapy. This is a scheme with no scientific evidence of value and only thing it rids you of is your money and places you at risk of emergency surgery! please avoid colonics of any kind. Read more...

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...