People who will undergo colonoscopy has to be prepared by removing all the fecal matter in their intestines so that when the doctor performs colonoscopy, he or she will have a clear view of the intestinal walls. There are two methods to clean and empty the large intestine of the patient before the doctor can conduct colonoscopy, and these are through harsh laxatives to be taken at home, or by undergoing colon hydrotherapy at the clinic.
A prescription of drugs from the doctor will be needed to create the laxative, and this powder of drug will be mixed into the gallon of water, and the patient will take one glass of the mixture in every 10 minutes until he or she had consumed the laxative mixture. Expect to experience diarrhea after you have drank the first few glasses.
On the other method of cleansing the color in preparation for colonoscopy, colon hydrotherapy is viewed as a smart way to cleanse the colon. Colon hydrotherapy or colonic is usually prescribed by medical doctors for several health conditions. To perform colon hydrotherapy, there is a machine with thermostat, manometer, and disposable equipment, and in the process the colon is cleanse through irrigation using clear and purified water and soft massage on the abdominal area.
Let us describe briefly below why the use of colon hydrotherapy or colonic is more beneficial.
The first advantage is that the patient need not drink a gallon of water or take strong laxatives to cleanse his or her colon.
Next is that the patient is in a restful lying down position in a clinic as the procedure is done by a well-trained colon hydrotherapist. The flow of water will be stopped as the patient feels the need to defecate, with the discharge valve opened, there is a natural discharge of waste since the colon is allowed to clear itself of waste with it being carried out by the outflow of water.
The repeat water flashing done in colon hydrotherapy would allow full cleansing from fecal matter that would give the gastroenterologist a clear view to observe the whole colon lumen and conduct a productive examination of the colon.
Part of the colonic procedure is the gentle massage performed by the experienced hydrotherapist, and the massage makes the water deeper into the beginning of the colon, and further remove the waste from the wall of the colon.
Usually, it is advised to get colonic session one or two days before the colonoscopy procedure. The completion of colonic procedure is between 30 to 40 minutes, and the only instruction before the procedure is done is for the patient not to take solid food two hours before the procedure.