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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. In order to empty the large intestine and clean it, it is either the patient will be given harsh laxatives at home, or will undergo colon hydrotherapy in the clinic before the doctor can perform colonoscopy.

The doctor will prescribe the laxatives to take, and the powder will be mixed in a gallon of water, and the person will drink one glass of water in every 10 minutes until the gallon is consumed. After drinking the first few glasses of the laxative, expect to have now a diarrhea.

Considered as a smart way to cleanse the colon in order to prepare it for colonoscopy is the colon hydrotherapy. Colon hydrotherapy or colonic is usually prescribed by medical doctors for several health conditions. Colon hydrotherapy features machines with thermostat, manometer, and disposable equipment, and irrigation in the colon is conducted with the use of purified and clear water together with soft abdominal massage.

By using colon hydrotherapy or colonic, the patient will have the following advantages.

The number one advantage is that taking strong laxative or drinking a gallon of water is not necessary for the patient to undergo just 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. As the patient feels the need to defecate, the flow of water will be stopped and to allow the colon to naturally discharge the waste, a discharge valve is opened and the waste is brought out by the outflow of the water.

With the repeat water flashing in colonic procedure, all fecal matter are released giving the gastroenterologist to have a clear view of the whole entire colon and thus get a productive view of the colon.

In colon hydrotherapy, a gentle massage is performed by the colon hydrotherapist, where the massage would help drive the water into the beginning of the colon area, and further aid in the removal of waste from the colon wall.

The patient is generally advised to have the colonic procedure one or two days before the colonoscopy is conducted. The colonic procedure would take around 30 to 40 minutes and the patient is advised not to take any solid food two hours at least before the procedure is performed.

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