Colonic irrigation, colon hydrotherapy, enema treatment, constipation therapy, intestinal cleansing, medical journal study references.
Those in the medical field like Stephen Barrett, M.D. and William T. Jarvis, Ph.D. as stated on their web pages seem convinced that colonic irrigation and colon hydrotherapy is quackery. They wait for the chance to criticize any alternative therapy and when the first accident occurs outside the conventional medical establishment and one person dies they call it quackery.
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Are The Alternative Methods Of Colonic Irrigation and Colon Hydrotherapy Quackery?
1985: California judge ruled that colonic irrigation is an invasive medical procedure that may not be performed by chiropractors and the California Health Departments Infectious Disease Branch stated: The practice of colonic irrigation by chiropractors, physical therapists, or physicians should cease.
The critics of colonic irrigation say the claims and benefits received are not backed up by scientific research. It seems any positive references and other information written in the last 100 years is not credible even if it was done by doctors in the medical field, thus making any old research worthless in their eyes. So they find a few negative references on accidents, infections or anything else they can find and publish it on their web pages to help stress their version of quackery.
I was informed by one doctor that any research or study would take 12-20 years with thousands of subjects, be done within the last 50 years and that any medical research methodology in the 20s was crude and totally meaningless. When over 200,000 people die yearly from prescription drugs, one may ask why the same standards for scientific research do not apply to the drug companies. When you look at all the statistics concerning drug and medication errors, adverse drug reactions and other mistakes, the American medical system is the leading cause of 783,936 deaths yearly in the USA. 
When you do an internet search for published medical references on colonic irrigation, enema, and hydrotherapy it can relate to other procedures or other types of conventional medical treatments that is different than what is described on the Applied Ozone Systems web site and other natural alternative or complimentary techniques for colonic irrigation and colon hydrotherapy.
Conventional Medicine Definitions For Colonic, Irrigation and Hydrotherapy.
1. Colonic (adjective): Relating to the colon, that part of the large intestine that runs from the cecum to the rectum.
2. Colonic (noun): Colonic irrigation, the infusion of liquid into the colon through a tube in the rectum (alternative method).
3. Irrigation: Washing of a body cavity or wound by a stream of water or other fluid.
4. Hydrotherapy may be referred to as bathing in heated water or water-jet massages. Another term for hydrotherapy baths is balneotherapy.
5. Enema: Solution is introduced into the rectum to promote evacuation of feces or as a means of introducing nutrients, medicinal substances, or opaque material for radio-logic examination of the lower intestinal tract.
The critics (Chen and Ernst) try to disprove the importance of bowel regularity and the absorption of poisons and toxins of autointoxication, and the symptoms associated with constipation. In studies done by Alvarez in 1919 and Donaldson in 1922 shows observations of the colon during surgical procedures or autopsies found no evidence that hardened feces accumulate on the intestinal walls.
In another study they installed rectal plugs in the anus for four days to duplicate constipation and check for toxins in the blood with negative results. I guess those in the study were healthy and did not have a history of long term constipation because they had to use plugs to duplicate constipation. If they had tested those with long term constipation for toxins and then do a series of colonic irrigations they would see those toxins and poisons the advocates refer to. Those back in the 1920s ate healthier foods that were not processed with chemical preservatives, herbicides, pesticides, and food saturated with hydrogenated oils. So its natural they would not have the build-up of waste in the colon like those of today.
In the references below you will find the negative along with the positive studies for colonic irrigation and colon hydrotherapy from the conventional and natural alternative methods. Most of the negative references the critics state on accidents and infections to patients occurred in hospitals or rest homes by trained medical professionals.
With the medical establishments high death rates in question, they should pointing there fingers at themselves instead of others in the alternative health fields. Our government is just as much to blame for allowing them to get away with it and by not banning all the synthetic cancer causing chemicals that cause additional harm and unnecessary deaths.
As you read you can see where the alternative therapies get the blame for what the conventional medicine makes and you the reader can decide where the true forms of quackery originate. Some may conclude that this type of colonic irrigation and colon hydrotherapy only be done by the professionals with more experience instead of those in the medical establishment.
The safety of the person receiving the colonic irrigation should be the number one concern regardless of who is performing the treatment. The solution for clean non-contaminated equipment and the fears of infection is almost non-existent if everyone would just use a little ozone and common sense.
Colonic Irrigation Colon Hydrotherapy Cleansing Book References.
Colon Cleansing, The Best-kept Secret, by Jennifer Weiss, N.D. and Vena Burnett, N.D.
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