Colon Hydrotherapy

  1. Any nurses out there using colon hydrotherapy (i.e. administering colonics) as a part of their nursing practice? If so, what type of practice do you have? Can anyone who knows colon hydrotherapy tell me the difference in cleansing the colon using hydrotherapy and cleansing the colon using a standard "pre-colonoscopy" cleansing protocol?

    Thanks in advance for your response.
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  3. by   CharlieRN
    The only experience I have with this recently was an ad I saw for a female RN offering such therapy. It appeared clear from the ad that she was offering enemas with a "kinky sex" garnish.

    Yes it was in my local area. We New Englanders are such staid and proper folks.
  4. by   suzy253
    More quackery. Money making & dangerous.
  5. by   renerian
    I did take an elective class in this for my Masters course and it was gross and I am hard to gross out. Way to many pics of feces......

  6. by   traumaRUs
    I fail to see the scientific efficacy of this practice. I doubt this is evidence-based and the metabolic imbalances could well prove fatal. Not something I want to be involved with.
  7. by   CharlieRN
    May I direct the attention of my collegues to the ads that have appeared at the bottom of this page?
    Last edit by CharlieRN on Jul 18, '05
  8. by   traumaRUs
    You are right Charlie - although "Yuck" would be my word.
  9. by   Gordon Pears
    Hi ,Nuna
    Take a look at the website www. .You will get the detailed info about colon cleansing.
  10. by   suzy253
    The OP posted this question in 2005.
  11. by   Gordon Pears
    Hi welcome back once again.Avoid harsh chemicals such as laxatives as these can often cause more harm than good.Herbal based colon cleansers are a natural and gentle alternative and can produce excellent results.
  12. by   caffeineRx
    I'm having colonics now and can provide an update in a few weeks. I rather wait until then to give more definite feedback.
    I'm a little more openminded than most, and I feel that I rather try out all
    "natural" things, first, before resorting to prescription meds. To each their own.
  13. by   stellina615
    Inbox - any update on your tx?
  14. by   LuxCalidaNP
    There is sufficient evidence to show that frequent colon hydrotherapy is ineffective for treating inflammatory conditions such as crohn's or IBS, as it upsets any remaining microbial flora. as compared to Tx with enteric-coated probiotics like acidophillus etc...

    Herbal large-volume enemas or "colonics" can be dangerous if they pose a risk to acid-base balances in the lower GI tract. THINK FOLKS: If you are washing your bowels more than once a week, you are washing out a HUGE percentage of your bicarbonate-rich mucosa, and hence can induce met. acidosis.

    I am a holistic nurse, but try stay as evidence based as possible!

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