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. You have two choices to clear and clean your large intestine before the doctor can perform colonoscopy, one is to take harsh laxatives at home or to undergo colon hydrotherapy in the clinic, and either will clean and empty your large intestines.
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. After drinking the first few glasses of the laxative, expect to have now a diarrhea.
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.
There are several advantages in using colon hydrotherapy or colonic of which we will discuss in this article briefly.
The first advantage is that the patient need not drink a gallon of water or take strong laxatives to cleanse his or her colon.
Second advantage is that the patient is relaxed inside the office lying down position, as the procedure is accomplished by a well-trained colon hydrotherapist. 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.
The repeat water flashing done in colon hydrotherapy would allow full cleansing from fecal matter that would give the gastroenterologist a clear view to observe the whole colon lumen and conduct a productive examination of the colon.
In colon hydrotherapy, a gentle massage is performed by the colon hydrotherapist, where the massage would help drive the water into the beginning of the colon area, and further aid in the removal of waste from the colon wall.
The patient is generally advised to have the colonic procedure one or two days before the colonoscopy is conducted. Colon hydrotherapy takes about 30 to 40 minutes, and the only instruction is not to eat solid foods two hours before the procedure.