A thorough exam of the colon is necessary to detect cancer, pre-cancerous growths, or other abnormalities. In Canada, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer, and yet early detection of colorectal cancer can increase the odds of survival significantly. However, in 2008, only 40% of Canadians over 50 years old reported they had been tested for colorectal cancer.
Some people resist having a colonoscopy because they do not want to take over-the-counter laxatives required to prepare for the exam. Others find the side effects of these drugs, such as diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, and vomiting to be so unpleasant that they won’t return for a follow-up.
A successful colonoscopy depends on having a clear colon to allow for an unobstructed view of the colon wall. Without proper cleansing, the results won’t be accurate. Fortunately, there is an alternative to harsh chemical laxatives. Colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonics, is an effective, convenient, and gentle process that removes wastes from the entire length of the colon.
The above protocol, using Colon Hydrotherapy as a preparation for colonoscopy, may be considered after consulting your physician.
A presentation at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in 2006 reported on the results of a study showing that hydrotherapy worked better than laxatives in clearing the colon(3). The patients also rated hydrotherapy higher on ease, convenience, and comfort.
Some people will not or cannot take the over-the-counter preparations for colon cleansing, and colon hydrotherapy offers a more tolerable and convenient alternative for many people.
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