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Colon Hydrotherapy and its Clinical Applications: Indications
for colonic irrigations using colon hydrotherapy

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Who can benefit from colon hydrotherapy?

Constipation is one of the major reasons people pursue this form of treatment.

I will discuss this very important problem later in this article. Colon problems such as colitis, ileitis and diverticulitis effect conservatively two million people in this country.

These problems can be directly addressed by colon hydrotherapy. Anyone who suffers from bloating, abdominal distention, gas pains, stomach aches, or someone who gets filled very quickly after eating and can only eat small amounts of food may be a candidate for colonic irrigations.

In our clinic we find that people with all kinds of skin problems (i.e., acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc.) usually can benefit from a therapeutic course of colon irrigations. The skin is the largest excretory organ in the body. When the colon is sluggish or clogged up or there are a lot of toxins in the body, the skin may act as a major excretory organ.

Unhealthy skin is usually a sign of an unhealthy colon and no amount of antibiotics, skin creams or medications will alleviate the problems until the cause of the problem is addressed. Vitamin A plays an important role in skin health. When the colon is adequately cleansed, Vitamin A will more effectively be absorbed through the intestinal tract.

I have found that arthritis patients may be helped tremendously with a series of colon treatments...

This may be due in part to the fact that arthritis patients suffer from some form of "internal toxemia" whereby toxins are continually being absorbed into their systems (from the colon) causing further inflammation and aggravation of their joints.

A third group of patients who may benefit greatly from colon irrigations are cancer patients... We know that cancer patients have a tremendous problem breaking down and assimilating proteins, but they may also be extremely deficient in many vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. They may also suffer from constipation and other varied digestive disorders.

Colonic irrigations may help greatly in enhancing their ability to absorb these various macro and micro-nutrients.

In addition, it is very important that a cancer patient eliminate efficiently and effectively all internal toxins. This is especially true in the case of a cancer patient who is on an integrated metabolic program. When on such a program, the cancerous tumor may start breaking down resulting in the release of cancer cells and various toxins throughout the body.

Colon Hydrotherapy may perform a very important function, by helping to expel these toxins from the body.

Dr. Max Gerson described a comparable situation when he first started treating cancer patients with an intensive dietary approach. He stated that he lost a number of cancer patients because of toxemia. They literally died from their own internal pollution! As their cancerous tumors were being broken down they were unable to eliminate these toxic products effectively or efficiently with dire results as a consequence.

However, it is important that a cancer patient be under competent medical supervision. One would not want to administer colon treatments to a patient who was too weak... whereby the colon irrigations might weaken them further. In addition, colonic irrigations would be contraindicated in a patient with a tumor in the rectum or large intestine. Also, colonic irrigations would be temporarily contraindicated in any patient whose intestinal tract is too acidic.

When the mucous membranes in the colon become too irritated or friable, colonic irrigations may be too harsh a treatment. The patient should be put on a metabolic program to reduce the patient's acid state before beginning a series of colon hydrotherapy treatments.

At our clinic, we do special testing to test the body pH (i.e., urine and saliva) before making specific recommendations about colon irrigations.

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