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Common concerns about colonic irrigation

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 12th November 2013
Common concerns about colonic irrigation

Laxatives act as chemical irritants and stimulate the colon’s muscular walls to abnormally contract to expel the irritating substances. Moreover, it is effortless to become dependent upon these drugs and permanently destroy the colon’s strong ability to eliminate naturally on its own accord. Besides, the oral route of administration is the least optimal method of evacuation of the large intestine. However, most laxatives and other cathartics precipitate dehydration in the patient. On the other hand, colonic irrigation as a beneficial therapy fills and empties the colon and improves the patient’s hydration status. So, what are the common concerns about colonic irrigation?

WHAT ABOUT POSSIBLE ELECTROLYTE DEPLETION IN THE COLON?

Electrolytes or minerals are responsible for cell function throughout the body, which also carries an electrical charge. When the body receives nutrients adequately with good quality organic foods containing sodium, potassium, and magnesium, it replenishes the colon’s electrolyte level as part of the diet. Some colonic irrigation devices allow for supplementation (additive) via the rectum (Bifidus, saline, kaycelate, acidophilus, etc.), however, only at the physician’s direction. Besides, we do not recommend using oil of any kind in your colon hydrotherapy device. The client should do coffee enemas at their own home shortly after getting a colon hydrotherapy session at your office. Common concerns about colon therapy may also vary a lot.



WILL THE INTESTINAL FLORA BE DISTURBED BY COLONIC IRRIGATION?

The intestinal flora is billions of microscopic organisms, including bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses which inhabit the bowel. To clarify, they play a vital role in health and disease. For example, bacteria synthesise valuable nutrients. Therefore, the proper balance of these microorganisms is essential to a healthy colon. The large intestine produces bacteria daily, and good nutrition will enhance the colon’s ability to maintain balance following colon hydrotherapy. Further, the physician may elect to prescribe lacto Bifidus/bacillus culture. For instance, they facilitate this process and incorporate low fat, cultured dairy products (yoghurt, etc.) into the patient’s dietary program.

Common concerns about colonic therapy? 

A potent germicidal/disinfectant solution disinfect the device properly. Besides, its contents are not harmful to the colon environment. Moreover, the colon hydrotherapy device has several check valves to prevent the wastewater from returning to the water supply. Common concerns besides is a single-use disposable sterilised packet containing a rectal tube or speculum.



INDICATIONS FOR COLONIC IRRIGATION 

The client’s history and physical examination would dictate the need for colonic irrigation in the overall treatment plan. Colonic therapy is beneficial for the following common concerns and conditions:

  • Acute faecal impaction
  • Mucous
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Fever therapy
  • Hyper/hypothermia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Paraplegics and quadriplegics (bowel training)
  • Parasitic infections
  • Prevention of atonic colon
  • Abdominal distension/flatulence
  • Preparation for diagnostic
  • Haemorrhoid (mild to moderate) study of the large intestine
  • Intestinal toxaemia
  • Barium enema
  • Nutrient supplementation via the rectum
  • Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Surgery diverticulosis
  • Balance physiologic flora of the large intestine

INDICATIONS UNDER PRESCRIPTION AND DIRECT PHYSICIAN SUPERVISION

  • Diverticulitis
  • On-site preparation following trauma
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Early pregnancy (up to 4 mos.)
  • Crohn’s disease

Common concerns about CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR COLON THERAPY 

  • Severe cardiac disease
  • Cirrhosis (uncontrolled hypertension or carcinoma of the colon
  • congestive heart failure
  • Fissures/fistulas
  • An aneurysm
  • Pregnancy, first & third trimester
  • Severe anaemias
  • An abdominal hernia
  • GI haemorrhage/perforation
  • Recent colon surgery
  • Severe haemorrhoids
  • Renal insufficiency

You may also find out more about common concerns about colonic irrigation in our clinic.