Medical Journalist Report
Value of Colon Hydrotherapy Verified by Medical Professionals
by Morton Walker, DPM
Copyright 2000 by Dr. Morton Walker
(You have already read about the famous Dr. Kellogg in the history of ColonTherapy)
Board Certified Gastrointestinal Surgeon Dr. Leonard Smith Endorses Colon Hydrotherapy
Thirty years ago, Leonard Smith, M.D., of Gainsville, Florida graduated from medical school and eventually
became board certified in general surgery by the American College of Surgery. For more than 25 years Dr.
Smith has practiced as a specialist in gastrointestinal surgery. He has dealt with all types of colon difficulties,
including operations for colon cancer, colon diverticulitis, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, and numbers of other
internal organ problems.
“I am very well acquainted with the colon’s functions, and my true belief is that colon hydrotherapy is the
perfect cleansing medium for preparing the patient for colonoscopy. It’s a much better way of getting the
human colon ready for an operation than having a patient swallow a gallon of that presurgery solution known
as ‘Colon-Go-Lytely.’ Instead, colon hydrotherapy allows the patient to avoid this solution’s noxious side
effects of vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and other troubles,” Dr. Smith says.
“Moreover, seriously ill patients tend to be chronically constipated which results in generalized toxemia. It turns
out that colon hydrotherapy is the gentlest and most effective treatment for a constipation problem. My
recommendation for cancer patients is that they should undergo frequent colon hydrotherapy procedures to
make sure the colon’s toxic burden is being kept at a minimum while their bodies are trying to heal,” affirms Dr.
Smith. “While not a substitute for eating a high fiber diet, those cancer patients who take colon hydrotherapy
often experience the elimination of their aches and pains, improvement of appetite, and they tolerate a tough
healing process better.
“I also believe that normally healthy people will find it valuable to take colon hydrotherapy every couple of
months in order to experience how well one feels when the colon is truly empty. It’s a fact that most people fail
to fully evacuate the colon, something they don’t realize. People undergoing colon hydrotherapy on a
prevention basis, are quite surprised at how much waste is removed by the procedure,” Dr. Smith says.
“Without reservation, my wish is to see it become an established procedure for many kinds of gastrointestinal
problems. If medical centers, hospitals, and clinics installed colon hydrotherapy departments, they would find
such departments just as efficacious for patients as their present treatment areas which are devoted to
physiotherapy,” states Leonard Smith, MD “Such is my belief, and I do endorse this therapeutic program.”
Colon Hydrotherapy Corrects Constipation
“One of my more significant cases was Tommy, an eight-year-old boy with the most awful constipation anyone
could imagine,” says former general surgeon and emergency medicine specialist Paul Flashner, MD, of
Wellesley, Massachusetts. Observing their superior results for his patients, Dr. Flashner has recently adapted
his treatment techniques almost completely to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). He has most
definitely incorporated colon hydrotherapy as a regular CAM technique.
“Tommy’s constipation was really bad. He never had a bowel movement for a week at a time. Recognizing the
dangers of physiological toxicity, his parents took their son for consultation with numerous gastroenterologists.
The child had been subjected to colonoscopy a dozen times, but nothing could be found as the source of his
blockage. Laxatives hardly helped at all. There was no diagnosis except that he suffered severely from
constipation,” confirms Dr. Flashner. “Then the parents found their way to me so that the boy might undergo
examination and treatment one more time.
“I improved the child’s diet and removed all junk foods. Then I instigated an exercise program, had him drink
lots of water, balanced his colonic flora, and added fiber food supplements. But most vital for Tommy’s
welfare is that he took colon hydrotherapy under my prescription. The beneficial effect was dramatic, for
within six months he was experiencing a natural and normal bowel movement every day. No laxatives were
involved in his progress,” states Dr. Flashner. “Now the child does not need to consult me anymore; he still
continues his colon hydrotherapy. He did this once a month for six months, and currently he undergoes the
cleansing just four times a year. It’s now two years and Tommy remains in excellent physical condition.
“Colon hydrotherapy is the perfect specific procedure to eliminate constipation and restore normal bowel
function. My approach to medical practice is to balance the GI tract using stool testing. I find various
pathologies relating to bacteria, yeast, parasites, and other organisms of this nature. A lot of disease comes
from imbalances in the colon, as manifested by inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune
diseases, allergies, multiple sclerosis, and certainly constipation. Such imbalances can be corrected by means
of colon hydrotherapy, herbal supplements, and diet,” says Dr. Paul Flashner. “There is no question about the
huge difference a health professional can bring to the patient by utilizing colon hydrotherapy plus other
complementary and alternative methods of healing.”
Giving Colon Hydrotherapy is Standard Procedure for Sharda Sharma, MD
Located in Millburn, New Jersey as a primary care physician for nearly 26 years, Sharda Sharma, M.D.,
dispenses medical care of a multi-disciplinary nature to her patients. Dr. Sharma employs colon hydrotherapy,
chelation therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, Reiki manipulative therapy, and much more. She treats the
body as a whole (holistically).
“I have trained and certified colon hydrotherapists working as part of my staff. Under my supervision for the
past year-and-a-half they have been treating constipation, abdominal cramps, allergies, and a variety of other
conditions, including ten patients with hepatitis C. These hepatitis patients respond to colon hydrotherapy and
do well,” assures Dr. Sharma. “For instance, Felicia, a 42 year-old high school teacher, had suffered with
constipation – no bowel movements for six days at a stretch. She was bloated, fatigued, lethargic, headachy,
and crampy. My treatment choice for her was enzyme supplements and colon hydrotherapy twice weekly for
thirteen weeks. These treatments solved the constipation problem for Felicia.
“Colon hydrotherapy is excellent as a treatment for the yeast syndrome. A very anxious 50 year-old female,
Sara Audrey, consulted me because she was running to the toilet every two hours with either diarrhea or
attempting to find relief from constipation. It turns out that she had irritable bowel syndrome complicated by
candidiasis. During the administration of colon hydrotherapy, I observed that she was loaded with Candida
albicans. I recognized the white yeast organisms floating through the transparent tube of the colon flushing
device,” says Dr. Sharma. “But the patient is now in fine shape – much relieved. She has good bowel
movements twice daily with no gas. This is typical of almost all patients undergoing colon hydrotherapy.”
Dr. Michael Gerber Uses Colon Hydrotherapy Routinely
“I’ve had a colon hydrotherapy device in my office for 25 years,” states Michael Gerber, MD, of Reno,
Nevada. “My present staff person who dispenses colon hydrotherapy under my jurisdiction uses it for all types
of patient difficulties. The basic concepts of the science has not changed much in the last 25 years; however,
the colon hydrotherapy equipment has improved immensely. How the equipment works so effectively is
nothing short of astounding. Registered with the FDA, current colon hydrotherapy equipment is safe. It
contains temperature-controlled water mixing and back flow prevention valves, plus pressure and temperature
sensors, and built-in chemical sanitizing units. Water purification units frequently are installed as well.
Disposable single-use rectal tubes, and/or speculae are employed routinely for sterility.
“Undergoing a session of colon hydrotherapy allows comfort and cleansing with no toxicity. Techniques utilized
allow a small amount of water to flow into the colon gently stimulating the colon’s natural peristaltic action to
release softened waste,” Dr. Gerber advises. “The inflow of a small amount of water and the release of waste
may be repeated again and again. The removal of such waste encourages better colon function and elimination.
“The benefits of colon hydrotherapy extend all the way from psychiatric improvement to constipation
elimination,” Dr. Michael Gerber affirms.
Colon Hydrotherapy Reduces Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Joshua Heinermann, the 66 year-old chief executive officer for Virginia Chemicals Corporation of
Chesapeake, Virginia, had been suffering severely from prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic
hyperplasia or BPH). For four years his symptoms had been building steadily, and now they were affecting his
ability to function in his administrative position. The executive’s night-time urinary urgency (nocturia) came with
such frequency, Mr. Heinermann found himself perpetually fatigued during daytime business meetings. His need
to sleep lay on him like a blanket, and he felt as if his mind was encased in cotton batting. To confront the
problem, the CEO finally consulted a urologist located in his city.
In practice for over 60 years as a specialist in urological problems for both men and women, Emil S. Sayegh,
M.D., of Chesapeake, Virginia is 88 years of age. Over the six decades of his medical practice, Dr. Sayegh
has been consulted by a particularly large number of male clientele who have sought his help in correcting BPH
“These two common medical difficulties are closely associated with having weak abdominal muscles,” explains
the board certified urologist. “Those men possessing flaccid and weak abdominal muscles experience
enormous pressures on their bladders which never let up. The supportive muscles and other erectile tissues
surrounding the bladder fail to do the jobs required. The pressure of the bladder’s rectal sigmoid is so severe
that any amount of stool in that area is going to make urine passage very difficult. Whether urine is present or
not, the need for these men to void becomes overwhelming.”
During the past 15 years Dr. Sayegh has made use of colon hydrotherapy which solves his patients’ prostate
pathologies almost every time. “Cleaning the colon markedly assists the functioning of the male bladder and
prostate organs. Colon hydrotherapy given to men at two-week intervals for three times to start and then
maintained every four weeks for an unlimited period does resolve prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia,”
states Emil S. Sayegh, MD. “>From my files, I can offer up several hundred case studies which testify to that
Cancer Patients Improve from Receiving Colon Treatment
“I have found over the years that cancer patients who are not doing well usually are toxic and not being
cleansed. They certainly are in need of colon hydrotherapy,” advises oncologist and homeopath Douglas
Brodie, MD, of Reno, Nevada. Dr. Brodie has developed CAM methods for treating cancer and other
degenerative diseases aimed at strengthening the immune system. He emphasizes natural approaches to these
conditions with colon hydrotherapy being among them.
“I do recommend that most of my cancer patients take colon hydrotherapy or ‘colonic irrigations’ because they
often improve by having such treatment. Liver cancer in particular shows benefit from colon hydrotherapy, but
any internal tumors show effectual change too,” Dr. Brodie says. “It’s better than an enema, which is merely a
lower bowel cleanse, as opposed to a colonic which is a thorough cleanse of the entire bowel. It’s similar to
comparing the diagnostic efficacy of a sigmoidoscopy of the short end of the bowel to a colonoscopy which
takes in the whole bowel. An enema only goes so far. Colon hydrotherapy is the best cleansing and detoxifier
for the gastrointestinal tract that anybody would want. I do promote its use.”
Conditions for Which Colon Hydrotherapy is Effective
Maintaining a rheumatology practice for the past 24 years in Long Branch, New Jersey, Arthur E. Brawer,
MD, is an enthusiastic proponent of colon hydrotherapy for a variety of health problems. He cites this
treatment in his recently published book, Holistic Harmony.
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Conditions Responding to Colon Hydrotherapy Cited by Rheumatologist Arthur E. Brawer, MD
“Colon hydrotherapy eliminates from the bowel the accumulated waste material which may get absorbed. If
this absorption takes place, it overwhelms the other purification organs such as the liver, the kidneys, the skin,
and the lungs. The toxin deposition which becomes lodged throughout the body’s tissues and cells becomes
capable of triggering a variety of illnesses,” says rheumatologist Dr. Arthur E. Brawer. “There’s lots of them.”
Some disease indications for colon hydrotherapy are: Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Acne, Attention Deficit
Disorder, Memory Lapses, Hypertension, Body Odor, Brittle Hair, Brittle Nails, Chronic Fatigue, Cold Hands
& Feet, Colitis, Spastic colon, Constipation, Fibromyalgia, headaches, Irritable Bowel, Mouth Sores, Multiple
Sclerosis, Nausea, Peripheral Neuropathies, Peptic Ulcer, Pot Belly, Poor Posture, Seizures, Muscle Pain,
Joint Aches, Chest pain, Skin Rashes, Toxic environmental Exposure, pigmentation, Toxic Occupational
“Silicone breast implant exposure which results in disease symptoms responds very well to colon
hydrotherapy. I am in the center of this silicone breast implant controversy by having consulted with over 500
women from around the world for the toxic exposure caused by such implantation. I’ve given testimony as an
expert witness before the United States Congress on this issue along with advising the Department of Health
and Human Services, the FDA, and consultants to the President, the Vice-president, the Director of Women’s
Health at the White House, and the United Nations. I use colon hydrotherapy for the treatment of such silicone
toxicity, since it does work to chelate silicone out of the body,” states Dr. Brawer. “Let me explain.
“>From day one of implantation, silicone micromolecules disperse throughout the body because the pore size
(the porosity) of the envelope or shell enclosing the implant is larger than most of the silicone molecules
contained inside. Thus, the disease symptoms derived from silicone toxicity is not dependent on envelope
rupture. Symptoms begin immediately! In other words, the molecules of silicone travel through the membrane
osmotically and become microdispersed throughout the body by means of the lymphatic system,” explains Dr.
“Now realize that the connective tissue or collagen in each person’s body requires silicone as an essential
component in order to provide the body with proper architectual structure such as for tendons, ligaments,
nerve sheaths, and everything else. Silicone makes up the glue which holds the skin together, gives substance
to the organs, act as regulators, signal transmitters, and so forth. It functions as an integral part of metabolism
and physiology. Thus, all tissues are dependent on silicone as an essential ingredient,” Dr. Brawer says. “But
given in excess as a leaking silicone breast implant, there is only one place the excess may be dumped or
stored by the body – into its connective tissue. When that happens a whole litany of complaints occur: joint
pains, dry eyes, fatigue, memory lapses, skin rashes and pigmentations, chest pain, muscle aches, drug
intolerance, odor and smell sensitivity to hair sprays, room fresheners, deodorants, and more (see sidebar).
“So the silicone molecules become stuck in the body’s glue, and they cannot be removed by use of medications
or supplemental nutrients or diet. Only certain techniques may be applied to detoxify the body: colon
hydrotherapy is perhaps the best way and also working as detoxifiers are Ayurvedic medicine, hyperthermia,
steam baths, saunas, oxygen therapy, and the energy-based therapies such as Reiki and Qigong. Any dietary
approach has to be more an exclusionary basis – take the patient off of processed foods and have them eat
organic,” confirms Dr. Brawer. “But of all the treatments for symptoms coming from silicone breast implants, I
find colon hydrotherapy to be one of the mainstays that offer relief.”
Colon Hydrotherapy is Like Cleaning Baked Lasagna from a Pan
According to Pamela Whitney, ND, baked lasagna may be used as a metaphor for colon cleansing. Dr.
Whitney, educational director for the New England Health Institute, is a naturopathic physician who practices
her profession in two locations, Braintree, Massachusetts and Stowe, Vermont. Here is how she describes the
physical action of colon hydrotherapy:
“If ever you’ve baked a lasagna and then attempted to sanitize the messy, left-over lasagna pan, you know the
difficulty with getting it clean. For sponging such a food-caked pan it’s usual for cooks to soak the pan
overnight. Then they find that swabbing it the next day is easy. Colon hydrotherapy accomplishes the same
ease of cleansing on the inside of one’s bowel. Using hydrotherapy, the colon’s walls constantly get flushed
with clear fluid, which serves to remove mucous plus some of their longstanding, caked-on fecal matter which
contains hidden bacteria, parasites, Candida albicans-filled pockets, and other such pathological materials.”
From its home office located in San Antonio, Texas, literature furnished by the International Association for
Colon Hydrotherapy or I-ACT (see the Resource section) defines colon hydrotherapy as a safe, effective
method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs. By introducing pure, filtered and
temperature-regulated water into the colon, the human waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation
through natural peristalsis. This flushing process usually is repeated a few times during a therapeutic session.
Colon hydrotherapy is best used in combination with adequate nutrient and fluid intake as well as with
exercise. The modern and sophisticated technology applied today, manufactured through compliance with
strict FDA guidelines, promotes both safety and sanitation of the procedure.
Dr. Pamela Whitney advises that her healing program for almost any condition frequently involves prescribing
colon hydrotherapy. “I almost always refer my patient to undertake colon cleansing as the first part of my
treatment. I do this for purposes of detoxification, since most people possess toxic bowels which may result in
either constipation or diarrhea – both coming from the same sources of toxicity,” she says. “The patients’ toxins
tend to kick back to their bloodstreams to perpetuate numerous pathologies such as candidiasis, allergies,
chronic fatigue, and other symptoms coming from a recirculation of accumulated physiological poisons.
“I use the services of at least three skilled colon hydrotherapists who practice near to my two offices. I don’t
know of any patient receiving colon hydrotherapy who has not benefited from it. Certainly the treatment will
get a sluggish bowel refunctioning again. In my judgment, the action of just one colon hydrotherapy is an
experience equivalent to someone undergoing 20 coffee enemas,” says Dr. Whitney. “What we eat, the
processed foods such as breads, pastas, sugars, and refined desserts hit the gastrointestinal tract like a glue
which becomes nearly indigestible. A prime source of allergies to wheat and other flour products is this flour
made into a kind of mucilage by being mixed with saliva. This glue-like substance sticks on the walls of the GI
tract and slows down the metabolic rate. Thereafter, constipation with inflammation can develop, but colon
hydrotherapy solves such a problem.”
As is obvious, Dr. Pamela Whitney is a great advocate of colon hydrotherapy, which she prescribes as a
standard part of her treatment.
A Gastroenterologist Prescribes Colon Hydrotherapy
Board certified as a gastroenterologist since 1972, Robert Charm, MD, of Walnut Creek, California, a clinical
professor of medicine at the University of California, combines conventional allopathic medicine with CAM in
his practice. He also continues to make house calls.
“I prescribe colon hydrotherapy by calling upon a superbly trained practitioner of the art in the San Francisco
Bay area. She is certified by I-ACT. Also, I’m very impressed by the sophisticated technology as illustrated by
the colon hydrotherapy equipment. From my observation, it’s engineered quite well,” affirms the
“Frequently while performing colonoscopy, I see that the patient is cleaned out from above but below the
diverticular still contain fecaliths, those small turds remaining in pockets formed on the gut mucosa. They
indicate the presence of an unhealthy colon, and over 50% of Americans possess diverticulosis colae. When
inflamed, gastroenterologists called them diverticulitis colae, which can be serious by creating fistulas. Some
people then will evacuate through their bladders,” Dr. Charm says. “With patients for whom I perform
colonoscopy, about one third of them over the age of fifty who are otherwise cleaned above, still show residual
stools sitting in these gut mucosa pockets. Some have held onto the stool pockets for decades. A toxic
dumpsite like this is dangerous for them by the elevated concentration of poisons stored in the dumpsite.
Cancer can develop!
“A good cleanout by use of colon hydrotherapy is excellent treatment. I recommend that people undertake
colon hydrotherapy for themselves. Clean out the body’s pipes,” Dr. Robert Charm suggests. “And by all
means, I prefer my patients undergo colon hydrotherapy the morning of a colonoscopy. It’s a safe way to
cleanse the gut. It’s a healing technique for the relief of irritable bowel syndrome with gas and bloating, chronic
constipation, abdominal discomfort, and many other GI tract problems.
“My patient, Fran Wilson, a former model, age 41, the mother of two, was just too busy to go to the
bathroom. She didn’t celebrate having a good bowel movement, which is the thinking in our society. For her,
defecation was an annoyance. Fran labored under the mistaken illusion that having a bowel movement every
three days was normal, and she came to me complaining of feeling logy, fatigued, bloated and abdominally
cramped. None of the various drug laxatives had been doing the job for her,” explains Dr. Charm. “Rather,
these drug-like laxatives were depleting Fran of her potassium. The psyllium seed, fiber, and other natural
agents did not work either. Therefore I recommended that she undertake a series of colon hydrotherapies and
start drinking more water. This cleared up her discomfort remarkably fast despite her lifetime of bad habits.
“The lesson to learn is that when one gets the urge to move, you must do so. Being too busy in our society to
give in to the need to defecate is unhealthy. Find a way,” advises Dr. Robert Charm.
Frank Shallenberger, MD, Supports Colon Hydrotherapy Usage
Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD, of Carson City, Nevada, declares: “I support the use of colon hydrotherapy
and do occasionally refer my patients to undertake this treatment. It may be the best way to detoxify them.”
Christopher J. Hussar, DO, DDS, Took Colon Hydrotherapy
From his medical/surgical practice in Reno, Nevada, osteopathic physician and dental cavitation specialist
Christopher J. Hussar, DO, DDS, offers the following personal statement, “I myself have enjoyed two colon
hydrotherapeutic treatments when I was experiencing partial bowel obstruction. Each colon hydrotherapy
session had me feeling better. It’s my belief that this treatment should be recommended for any person who is
having chronic constipation. Then, the local colon hydrotherapist can become a main factor in keeping that
individual comfortable. I maintain that one should do whatever it takes to keep up with regular bowel
movements. Colon hydrotherapy is a safe and natural laxative which works better than any other type.
“In Reno, I refer my patients who are in need of bowel cleansing to a colon hydrotherapist. The only reason
that I don’t refer people on a regular basis is because most of them come to see me from out of town.
Therefore, I tell them to use the services of a skilled colon hydrotherapist located in their area so that they can
go for treatment often,” says Dr. Christopher J. Hussar.
Colon Hydrotherapy is Usual for the Patients of W. John Diamond, MD
For W. John Diamond, MD, medical director of the Triad Medical Center in Reno, Nevada and coauthor of
An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer, colon hydrotherapy or high colonic irrigations are usual
modalities to which he refers his patients. “For some patients with chronic constipation or extensive yeast
problems, colon hydrotherapy works advantageously to get rid of the physical load of pathology in the
gastrointestinal tract. This treatment stimulates the liver and gets rid of the debris that’s sticking to the mucosa.
The last time I referred a patient to take colon hydrotherapy was just yesterday. There’s hardly a week that
goes by which does not see me utilize this treatment for one or more patients. The colon hydrotherapist in
Reno is skilled and does a fine job.
“Let me describe a particular patient of mine, Constance Overmacher, who benefited from colon
hydrotherapy,” says Dr. Diamond. “This woman at age 46 has a long history of antibiotic usage for chronic
sinusitis. She is a sugarholic to the extent that her diet is totally carbohydrates with hardly any protein or fat.
She exhibits a variety of symptoms including extreme fatigue, migraine headaches, irregular menses, chronic
constipation, abdominal pain, and yeast growing in the bowel upon testing by EAV [electroacupuncture
according to Voll]. Presence of the yeast was confirmed by stool culture and blood tests for yeast antibodies
and skin testing.
“For such a complicated case, I tried every kind of treatment that was appropriate, but nothing did any good.
The only program that gave Mrs. Overmacher relief was colon hydrotherapy prescribed for her three times a
week. It took a month to get my patient stable, but finally the treatment’s effect kicked in. The lady did get her
bowel cleaned up; she’s now experiencing normal stools and I have her following a restrictive protein diet. Her
energy has returned, and she has been having normal menses for the last two months. Her migraines
disappeared,” Dr. John Diamond affirms. “It merely meant that I needed to get her back to normal bowel
function, off antibiotics, and onto probiotics all the time. Now she takes colon hydrotherapy on a regular
once-a-month schedule. Mrs. Overmacher will likely need to stay on her therapeutic program indefinitely.”
Janet Beaty, ND, Took Training in Colon Hydrotherapy
“My original training in colon hydrotherapy was when I administered it 25 years ago as part of my massage
therapy program and that training went a lot deeper when I attended Bastyr University. I was one of several
instructors in colon hydrotherapy at that naturopathic college,” says Janet Beaty, ND, whose practice is in
West Concord, Massachusetts. “Now I don’t own the physical facilities for doing it in my office but I regularly
refer patients to a competent nearby colon hydrotherapist.
“My experience with the treatment is totally positive. I refer people to it when they are constipated because
their colons are not fully emptying and bringing on GI discomforts of some kind. My sense is that the patient
must empty out old waste products so that there is no interference with healing modalities,” states Dr. Beaty. “I
am using colon hydrotherapy as my beginning treatment for detoxification, particularly for patients with
congested bowels. While I focus on the gastrointestinal aspects of colon hydrotherapy, I also prescribe it for
the treatment of allergies, arthritis, and other health difficulties.
“If I had my druthers, I would get all patients with any health problems on colon hydrotherapy. Why I don’t is
because it entails the payment of cash-out-of-pocket and some people find the concept too ‘kinky’ even to
imagine doing it,” Dr. Beaty says. “Yet, probably most patients should receive at least one colon hydrotherapy
during the course of any health care. It is a very helpful tool for nearly any patient in order to get the bowel
peristalsis to work. An effective technique for stimulating such peristalsis is to start out with giving colon
hydrotherapy using warm water and gradually decreasing the water temperature as treatment continues. This
lower temperature tends to stimulate the bowel muscles. The cold temperatures cause good peristaltic action
for a retraining of the bowel.
“The ideal treatment program I follow is that from four to eight weeks the patient receives colon hydrotherapy.
This time frame is necessary for unloading a bunch of toxins from the liver. Here is a typical case history: a 36
year-old patient, Cynthia Mangie, had experienced several ectopic pregnancies which resulted in her having a
number of miscarriages and ending with chronic endometriosis. Her caesarian pregnancies left her with a lot of
scar tissue so that now the endometriosis must be managed without further surgery,” says Dr. Janet Beaty.
“The solution to my patient’s problem of endometrial pain is to take a colon hydrotherapy one week before her
period. The pain is then reduced markedly because her usual premenstrual constipation is prevented. She
currently takes colon hydrotherapy routinely for improving the quality of her life.”
Colon Hydrotherapy Used by James P. Carter, MD, DrPH
“After conducting a comprehensive digestive stool analysis on any patient suspected of having dysbiosis (poor
intestinal hygiene), I attempt to clean the bowel by prescribing colon hydrotherapy once a week times three. In
my medical practice, I employ a registered nurse on staff to administer this treatment,” says James P. Carter,
MD, DrPH, MS, of Mandeville, Louisiana. Dr. Carter is Professor and Head of the Nutrition Section at
Tulane University School of Medicine.
“Also I use colon hydrotherapy as part of an overall detoxification program, and it may be combined with
treatment such as drinking epsom salts, but both are not taken on the same day,” he advises. “It promotes the
second stage of liver detoxification to cause dissolved poisons to come out in the bile as a solvent. The
patient’s washout at least once a week from below is adjunctive with the epsom salts.
“Colon hydrotherapy is an excellent detoxifier for the overindulgence of alcohol and drug addictions of all
kinds. Residues of drugs and other agents in the tissues are eliminated with colon hydrotherapy,” states Dr.
James P. Carter. “It takes away any desire to use drugs or imbibe alcoholic beverages. Colon hydrotherapy
should be part of nearly any addict’s therapeutic regimen.”
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