“My original training in colonic irrigation was when I administered it twenty-five years ago as part of my massage therapy program. And that training went a lot deeper when I attended Bastyr University. I was one of several instructors in colonic irrigation at that naturopathic college,” says Janet Beaty, ND, whose practice is in West Concord, Massachusetts. “Now, I don’t own the physical facilities for doing it in my office. However, I regularly refer patients to a competent nearby colon hydrotherapist.
“My experience with the treatment is positive. I refer to people having it when they suffer from constipation. It occurs because their colons are not fully emptying and bringing GI discomfort. I sense that the patient must empty old waste products. So, there shouldn’t be interference with healing modalities,” states Dr Beaty. “I am using colonic irrigation as my beginning treatment for detoxification, particularly for patients with congested bowels. While I focus on the gastrointestinal aspects of colonic irrigation, I also prescribe it to treat allergies, arthritis, and other health difficulties.
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“If I had my druthers, I would get all patients with health problems on colonic irrigation. I don’t because it entails the payment of cash-out-of-pocket, and some people find the concept too ‘kinky’ even to imagine doing it,” Dr Beaty says. “Yet, probably most patients should receive at least one colonic irrigation while caring for themselves. It is a beneficial tool for nearly any patient to get bowel peristalsis to work. A helpful technique for stimulating such peristalsis is giving colonic irrigation using warm water and gradually decreasing the water temperature as treatment continues. This lower temperature tends to stimulate the bowel muscles. The cold temperatures cause the right peristaltic action for retraining the bowel.
“The ideal treatment program I follow is that the patient receives colonic irrigation from four to eight weeks. This time frame is necessary for unloading a bunch of toxins from the liver. Here is a typical case history. A thirty-six-year-old patient, Mrs Cynthia Mangie, had experienced several ectopic pregnancies, which resulted in her having many miscarriages and ending with chronic endometriosis. Also, she had her belly sliced many times. Her caesarian pregnancies left her with too much scar tissue, so now she must manage the endometriosis without further surgery,” says Dr Janet Beaty.
“The solution to my patient’s problem of endometrial pain is to take a colonic irrigation one week before her period. Then, the pain reduced markedly because the colonic prevented her usual premenstrual constipation. With the bowel clean, Mrs Mangie has more room in her belly. She currently takes colonic irrigation routinely to improve her life quality.”
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