Know The Basics of Colon Hydrotherapy

People who will undergo colonoscopy has to be prepared by removing all the fecal matter in their intestines so that when the doctor performs colonoscopy, he or she will have a clear view of the intestinal walls. You have two choices to clear and clean your large intestine before the doctor can perform colonoscopy, one is to take harsh laxatives at home or to undergo colon hydrotherapy in the clinic, and either will clean and empty your large intestines.

A prescription of drugs from the doctor will be needed to create the laxative, and this powder of drug will be mixed into the gallon of water, and the patient will take one glass of the mixture in every 10 minutes until he or she had consumed the laxative mixture. A diarrhea will be experienced as the patient drank the first few glasses of laxative.

Considered as a smart way to cleanse the colon in order to prepare it for colonoscopy is the colon hydrotherapy. Colon hydrotherapy or colonic is usually prescribed by medical doctors for several health conditions. Colon hydrotherapy features machines with thermostat, manometer, and disposable equipment, and irrigation in the colon is conducted with the use of purified and clear water together with soft abdominal massage.

By using colon hydrotherapy or colonic, the patient will have the following advantages.

In the first place, to clean the patient’s colon, there is no need to drink a gallon of water or take strong laxatives.

Next is that the patient is in a restful lying down position in a clinic as the procedure is done by a well-trained colon hydrotherapist. As the patient feels the need to defecate, the flow of water will be stopped and to allow the colon to naturally discharge the waste, a discharge valve is opened and the waste is brought out by the outflow of the water.

With the repeat water flashing in colonic procedure, all fecal matter are released giving the gastroenterologist to have a clear view of the whole entire colon and thus get a productive view of the colon.

With colonic procedure, the experienced colon hydrotherapist gives a gentle massage that aids in driving the water deep in the cecum that would aid in the removal of the waste.

Before a colonoscopy procedure, the colon is prepared by performing the colonic one or two days before conducting the colonoscopy itself. The colonic procedure would take around 30 to 40 minutes and the patient is advised not to take any solid food two hours at least before the procedure is performed.

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