Colon Hydrotherapy as Preparation to Colonoscopy
There is a procedure that has to be performed on a person who will undergo colonoscopy, and this procedure will clear his or her intestines with all fecal matter, so that there will be a clear view of the intestinal wall of the person as the doctor performs colonoscopy. 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.
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. Expect to experience diarrhea after you have drank the first few glasses.
On the other method of cleansing the color in preparation for colonoscopy, colon hydrotherapy is viewed as a smart way to cleanse the colon. Colon hydrotherapy or colonic is usually prescribed by medical doctors for several health conditions. 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.
In the first place, to clean the patient’s colon, there is no need to drink a gallon of water or take strong laxatives.
The number two advantage of this procedure is that the procedure is supervised and performed by a well-trained colon hydrotherapist, while the patient is relaxed lying down position inside the clinic. 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 completion of colonic procedure is between 30 to 40 minutes, and the only instruction before the procedure is done is for the patient not to take solid food two hours before the procedure.