Colon Hydrotherapy uses for COLONOSCOPY PREPARATION
“A good clean-out by use of colon hydrotherapy is excellent treatment. I recommend that people undertake colon hydrotherapy for themselves. Clean out the body’s pipes,” Dr. Robert Charm suggests. “And by all means, I prefer my patients undergo colon hydrotherapy the morning of a colonoscopy. It’s a safe way to cleanse the gut. It’s a healing technique for the relief of irritable bowel syndrome with gas and bloating, chronic constipation, abdominal discomfort, and many other GI tract problems.
‘Colon Hydrotherapy as an Alternative Preparation for Colonoscopies’
“A thorough exam of the colon is necessary to detect cancer, precancerous growths, or other abnormalities. In Canada, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death,1 after lung cancer, and yet early detection of colorectal cancer can increase the odds of survival significantly. However, in 2008, only 40% of Canadians over 50 years of age reported that they had been tested for colorectal cancer.”
“Some people resist having a colonoscopy because they do not want to take the over-the-counter laxatives required to prepare for the exam. Others find the side effects of these drugs, such as diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, and vomiting, to be so unpleasant that they won’t return for a follow-up.”
“A successful colonoscopy depends on having a clear colon to allow for an unobstructed view of the colon wall. Without proper cleansing, the results won’t be accurate. Fortunately, there is an alternative to harsh chemical laxatives. Colon hydrotherapy, also known as “colonics,” is an effective, convenient, and gentle process that removes wastes from the entire length of the colon.”
During the past 5 years of my over 30 years as a colon therapist, I have given close to 300 colonoscopy prep treatments at my clinic. Colonics, however, are not for everyone; for example, conditions such as first or last trimester of pregnancy, diverticulitis, or severe hemorrhoids are contraindicated. Not only do I do a thorough assessment of each client to ensure there are no contraindications, but clients coming to me for colonoscopy prep are also referred to me by their Doctor or Gastroenterologist.
Colon Hydrotherapy Colonoscopy Prep
I give my clients two colonics on consecutive days in preparation for a colonoscopy. If their exam is to be in the afternoon, the second treatment occurs in the morning of that day, otherwise, it is given the day before. Clients are also given specific dietary advice to follow. My clients have commented on how gentle the treatment is.”
Carla Roter, RPN (Ontario, Canada).