Know The Basics of Colon Hydrotherapy
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. After drinking the first few glasses of the laxative, expect to have now a diarrhea.
Considered as a smart way to cleanse the colon in order to prepare it for colonoscopy is the colon hydrotherapy. Medical doctors have the preference of using colonic or referred to as colon hydrotherapy, to a patient under 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.
Let us describe briefly below why the use of colon hydrotherapy or colonic is more beneficial.
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.
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.
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.
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.