Colon Hydrotherapy as Preparation to Colonoscopy
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. In order to empty the large intestine and clean it, it is either the patient will be given harsh laxatives at home, or will undergo colon hydrotherapy in the clinic before the doctor can perform colonoscopy.
The doctor will prescribe the laxatives to take, and the powder will be mixed in a gallon of water, and the person will drink one glass of water in every 10 minutes until the gallon is consumed. 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. Under several health conditions, colonic or colon hydrotherapy is the usual prescription of medical doctors. To perform colon hydrotherapy, there is a machine with thermostat, manometer, and disposable equipment, and in the process the colon is cleanse through irrigation using clear and purified water and soft massage on the abdominal area.
By using colon hydrotherapy or colonic, the patient will have the following advantages.
The first advantage is that the patient need not drink a gallon of water or take strong laxatives to cleanse his or her colon.
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 there is an urgency to defecate by the patient, the flow of water is ended, and discharge valve is opened to lead the waste out from the colon together with the flowing out of the water.
By performing water flashing repeatedly, all fecal matter from the entire colon will be removed, aiding the gastroenterologist a clear view of the entire lumen of the colon, and thus helps 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.
Usually, it is advised to get colonic session one or two days before the colonoscopy procedure. Colon hydrotherapy takes about 30 to 40 minutes, and the only instruction is not to eat solid foods two hours before the procedure.