Getting a colonic is a great idea if you feel that you are suffering from congestion in your colon.
JAMA. 1936;106(2):118-121. doi: 10.1001/jama.1936.02770020005050
Since this article does not have an abstract, we have provided the first 150 words of the full text.Colonic irrigation may be defined as lavage of the large bowel. Usually, copious amounts of a solution, at body temperature and under low pressure, are introduced and drained through the rectum.
Although the colonic irrigation is frequently looked on by the medical practitioner as a “glorified enema” and is prescribed particularly in the treatment of obstipation, Bastedo 1 stated that “while the ordinary enema is given with the purpose of inducing defecation, the irrigation is administered, not to induce defecation, but to wash out material situated above the defecation area and to lavage the wall of the bowel as high as the water can be made to reach.”
It is certain that those who employ colonic irrigation do not place it in the same category with the enema, for it is usually recommended that the bowel be emptied by means of a purgative or enema prior to colonic irrigation. Bastedo,
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