You are waiting for gastroenterologist will perform colonoscopy for you. The purpose of the preparation colonoscopy is removing all fecal matter (stool) from the colon. It helps the gastroenterologist to perform the colonoscopy; doctor needs a clear view of the intestinal wall.

To see what is inside your colon, your large intestine has to be empty and clean. There are two choices. One is harsh laxatives at home another is colon hydrotherapy in the office.

The laxatives need a prescription drugs from the doctor. It can need a gallon pitcher with a powder inside. The patient will fill the pitcher with water and drink one glass of the mixture 10 minutes apart until the entire gallon is finished. After the first few glasses, diarrhea will begin. Other OTC medications cause diarrhea by using an enema at home or faking 40-tablet of the sodium phosphate. Some home enema products can create kidney damage, therefore, in December of 2008, FDA required to carry a black box warning regarding the risk of kidney damage.

Panel of doctors from Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy published the guidelines on bowel preparation before colonoscopy. The medical doctors agreed, “Caution should be taken in selecting a bowel preparation for patients with significant hepatic, renal, or cardiac dysfunction, and for those at the extremes of age.”

For young, healthy people preparatory measures to colonoscopy at home cannot cause any problem. What For people with kidney, heart, liver, diseases, overweight issues, hemorrhoids’, chronic constipation, persons, who are definitely old and weak? Having frequent diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps can exacerbate health conditions, which can lead to stop the medication and make cleansing of the large intestine not thorough. In turn, this makes it difficult for the doctor to examine the entire colon.

Fortunately, people can use another smart way of cleansing the colon to prepare it for colonoscopy. It is colon hydrotherapy, a.k.a. “Colonic”. Clean colon with water has been known since the 14th century B.C. Enema was regular medical treatment in the 19th and 20th centuries and medical doctors prescribed them for many health conditions.

Currently there are updated, FDA registered, colon hydrotherapy machines with thermostat, manometer, disposable equipment. We have hundreds well-trained colon hydrotherapists in the US, which can cleanse colon by using irrigation with purify and clear water and soft abdominal massage. A number of American medical doctors endorse colon hydrotherapy as safe and effective way of preparation of the large intestine for colonoscopy.

A well-known, gastrointestinal surgeon Leonard Smith, M.D., of Gainsville, Florida says. “I am very well acquainted with the colon’s functions, and my true belief is that colon hydrotherapy is the perfect cleansing medium for preparing the patient for colonoscopy.”

Douglas Brodie, MD, of Reno, Nevada believes. “Colon hydrotherapy is the best cleansing and detoxifier for the gastrointestinal tract that anybody would want. I do promote its use.”

Board certified gastroenterologist, Robert Charm, MD, of Walnut Creek, California, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California recommends. “And by all means, I prefer my patients undergo colon hydrotherapy the morning of a colonoscopy. It’s a safe way to cleanse the gut. It’s a healing technique for the relief of irritable bowel syndrome with gas and bloating, chronic constipation, abdominal discomfort, and many other GI tract problems.”

Colon hydrotherapy is the healthiest known way to cleanse the large intestine prior to a colonoscopy and is currently being used in hospitals, for example, Danbury Connecticut Hospital has made it the perfect choice for preparation.

The advantages of the preparing to colonoscopy by using colon hydrotherapy, a.k.a. “Colonic” are:

1. Cleansing colon does not involve drinking a gallon of water or taking strong laxatives.

2. Procedure accomplishes in arranged office restful lying down position with continuing supervision by a well-trained colon hydrotherapist. Small disposable tube will be gently inserted in the rectum. Colon will be flushed out with warm, clear, purified, water. Pressure inside the colon is typically low, even less than tension in the bathroom by releasing the stool during constipation.

3. When the person feels the urgency to defecate, the flow of water will be ended, and discharge valve is opened to allow the colon to naturally clear itself of waste that is carried out by the outflow of water.

4. Repeat water flashing can release the fecal matter from entire colon even in case of the chronic constipation. By medical literature, the colon hydrotherapy in 98% cases aided gastroenterologist to observe the clear view of the entire colon lumen. It helps to secure and productively view the colon.

5. Experienced colon hydrotherapist provides the gentle abdominal massage. It drives the water deeper until it reaches the cecum (beginning of the colon). Massage also helps to lessen the waste from the colon wall and to support peristaltic action of the colon.

All colon-cleansing practices may wash out not only waste but also various minerals and friendly beneficial intestinal flora. To prepare a person to colonoscopy Europeans use healing mineral water prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt. European doctors have recommended drinking this water in the nearly all colon disorders for 250 years. Karlovy Vary healing mineral water boosts and enhances the outcomes of a colon hydrotherapy session, by eliminating spasms, cramps and making it more pleasant and successful. Frequently the client and the colon hydrotherapist are surprised at the bulky release during this session. Karlovy Vary healing mineral water may supply the body with essential minerals and trace elements.

In my clinic, we use high quality complete probiotics to restore the beneficial intestinal bacteria in the colon. We advise taking them after colonoscopy one month.

For the colon preparing and a clear view of colon lumen, it is suggested to get colon hydrotherapy session one or two days before to exam and in the morning prior to colonoscopy. Time to complete the colon hydrotherapy sessions is between 30 to 40 minutes. There is no specific instructions for colon hydrotherapy are needed; just do not eat solid foods two hours prior to the procedure.

A safe and valuable way to prepare large intestine for colonoscopy is the colon hydrotherapy. It is especially useful for the elderly, sick and constipated. Colon hydrotherapy is also helpful for diabetics, patients with liver, kidney, heart problems, overweight issue, persons unable to tolerate fasting, and those who are incapable to bear frequent diarrhea.

The choice is yours.

The information contained here is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not to be used to replace the services or instructions of a physician or qualified health care practitioner.

Source by Peter Melamed Ph.D.