Like any other medical procedure or treatment all patients must first be screened to make sure that whatever procedure they are about to undertake will be appropriate, safe and effective with predictable outcomes.
With a “Closed Colonic System” where the therapist is always with the client, assessing, monitoring carefully making required adjustments to the pressure and temperature of the colonics, the procedure is markedly safer and more effective compared to the “Open Colonic System” where none of this takes place as there is no trained professional present during the process.
An important part of making the procedure safe is to check that there are no contraindications to Colonic Hydrotherapy. This is achieved by filling out an comprehensive medical history where a trained colonic hydrotherapist will go over in detail all aspects of your health. The other important part is to have a digital rectal examination BEFORE any item is inserted. You only have to look at our list of medical conditions that affect the colon to realise that this part of the examination no matter how embarrassing it may be initially, is crucial to guarantee safety and also to detect conditions that you may not be aware of.
It is our view that any centre that offers Colonic Hydrotherapy that does not offer a comprehensive health questionnaire and routinely conducts a digital rectal examination by a trained professional is not following acceptable safety protocols.
Contraindications to Colonic Hydrotherapy
- Severe cardiac disease
- Unmonitored high blood pressure
- Very low blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal haemorrhage or perforation
- Severe haemorrhoids
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Cancer of the colonic
- Active fissure and fistula
- Abdominal hernias
- Recent bowel surgery
- Kidney disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Chron’s disease