Should I get a colonic?
- Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Q. I hear conflicting information about colonics. Some doctors recommend them and others say they don’t believe in them. Why do you think this is? - Margo
A: Colon hydrotherapy can be an invasive treatment, but a fast and effective way to detoxify the large intestine. Popular in the 1970’s, colonics has been misused as a form of weight control and its reputation has not recovered. I recommend this form of cleansing once or twice a year if you are chronically constipated, undergoing a cleanse or to clean out the colon prior to a colonoscopy. Before undergoing this type of treatment, do your research. Look for a clinic where treatment is conducted by nurses, or doctors, using medical-grade equipment. You may wish to visit the clinic first to ensure conditions are sanitary and safe.