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Preparation for Colonoscopy

How Colon hydrotherapy in Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic can Help people prepare for Colonoscopy

Your gastroenterologist wants you to go through colonoscopy and the goal of colonoscopy preparation is to remove all fecal matter (stool) from the colon, thus the physician performing the colonoscopy will have a clear view of the intestinal wall.

To evaluate carefully what is inside of your colon, your large intestine needs to be empty and clean. There are two options that are available. One is taking harsh laxatives at home; another one is colon hydrotherapy in the office.

The harsh laxatives require a prescription drugs from the doctor. It may consist of a gallon pitcher with a powder inside. The patient will fill the pitcher with water and drink one glass of the mixture 10 minutes apart until the entire gallon is finished. After the first few glasses, diarrhea will begin. Other options and OTC medications cause diarrhea by using an enema at home or taking 40-tablets of sodium phosphate. Some home enema products can create kidney damage. That’s why in December of 2008, FDA required all of the companies producing these home enemas to put a a black box warning about the risk of kidney damage on these products.

Panel of doctors from American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons published the guidelines on bowel preparation before colonoscopy. The medical doctors agreed, “Caution should be taken in selecting a bowel preparation for patients with significant hepatic, renal, or cardiac dysfunction, and for those at the extremes of age.”

For healthy, young people preparation to colonoscopy at home cannot cause any problem. What about people with heart, liver, kidney diseases, hemorrhoids’, chronic constipation, overweight issues, persons, who are older and weak? Having nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, and frequent diarrhea may worsen health conditions, which would lead to stop medication and make cleansing of the large intestine not thorough. In turn, this makes it difficult for the doctor to examine the entire colon.

Fortunately, there is another wise way of cleansing the colon to prepare it for colonoscopy. It is colon hydrotherapy, a.k.a. colonic. Flushing the colon has been known since the 14th century B.C. Enemas were very common medical treatments in the 19th and 20th centuries and were prescribed by medical doctors for many health conditions.

Now there are sophisticated FDA registered, colon hydrotherapy machines with manometer, thermostat, disposable equipment, and well-trained colon hydrocolontherapists, which can cleanse colon by irrigation with clear and purify water and gentle abdominal massage. Some American doctors endorse colon hydrotherapy as safe and effective way of preparation of the bowel for colonoscopy.

A prominent general, gastrointestinal surgeon Leonard Smith, M.D., of Gainsville, Florida says. “I am very well acquainted with the colon’s functions, and my true belief is that colon hydrotherapy is the perfect cleansing medium for preparing the patient for colonoscopy.” Douglas Brodie, MD, of Reno, Nevada considers. “Colon hydrotherapy is the best cleansing and detoxifier for the gastrointestinal tract that anybody would want. I do promote its use.” Board certified gastroenterologist, Robert Charm, MD, of Walnut Creek, California, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California 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 is the healthiest known way to cleanse the large intestine prior to a colonoscopy and is now being used in hospitals, for instance, Danbury Connecticut Hospital has made it the top choice for preparation.

Te benefits of the preparing to colonoscopy by using colon hydrotherapy, a.k.a. colonic are:

  1. Cleansing colon does not require drinking a gallon of water or taking harsh laxatives.
  2. Procedure accomplishes in neat office, comfortable lying down position with constant supervision by a well-trained colonhydrotherapist. Small disposable tube will be gently inserted in the rectum. Colon will be flushed out with clear, purified, warm water. Pressure inside the colon is low, even less than strain in the bathroom by releasing the stool during constipation.
  3. When the person experiences urgency to evacuate, the flow of water will be stopped and outflow valve is opened to let the colon to naturally empty itself of waste that is carried out by the outflow of water.
  4. Repeat water flashing can release the matter from all over the colon even in case of the chronic constipation. By medical research, the colon hydrotherapy in 98% cases helped gastroenterologist to see the clear view of the entire colon lumen. It helps to easy and successfully observe the colon.
  5. Gentle abdominal massage is carried out along the length of the colon by experienced colon hydrotherapist. It pushes the water deeper until it reaches the cecum (beginning of the colon). Massage also aids to loosen the waste from the colon wall and to promote peristaltic action of the colon.

All colon-cleansing techniques may wash out not only waste but also some minerals and friendly intestinal flora. In the Biotherapy Clinic, to prepare a person to colonoscopy we use healing mineral water prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt. 250 years European doctors recommended drinking this water in the virtually all large intestine disorders. Karlovy Vary healing mineral water increases and enhances the effects of a colon hydrotherapy session, by eliminating cramps and spasms and making it more enjoyable and effective. Usually the client and the colonhydrotherapist are equally surprised at the large release during this session. If you want to know more about the synergistic effects of Karlovy Vary healing mineral water and colon Hydrotherapy click here

In the Biotherapy Clinic, we use high quality probiotics to restore the beneficial bacteria in the colon. We recommend taking them after colonoscopy for one month.

For preparing the colon and making a clear view of colon lumen, it is recommended to get colon hydrotherapy session one or two days prior to exam and in the morning before colonoscopy. Time to complete the colon hydrotherapy sessions diverges between 30 to 40 minutes. No special instructions for colon hydrotherapy are needed; just do not eat solid foods 2 hours before the procedure.

A safe and effective way to prepare the colon for colonoscopy is the colon hydrotherapy. It is especially beneficial for the elderly, sick and constipated. Colon hydrotherapy is also beneficial in diabetics, patients with kidney, heart, liver problems, persons unable to undergo fasting, and those who are unable to tolerate frequent diarrhea.

The choice is yours.