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!

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Wouldn't do it. no need; doesn't detoxify, only makes you poop (not thesame thing). can damage lining of bowel, screw around with fluid/mineral balance; alter bacterial flora, not in a good way, can complicate clinical picture in people with inflammatory bowel disease; rare, but potential complication like infection or perforation. Read more...
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...

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...