Colonic Irrigation Contra-indications
There are a few situations where it would be innapropriate or unsafe for you to have a colonic.
This list is not exhaustive, please use common sense or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are unsure.
This is a list of some of the conditions when Colonic will not be able to be performed.
Please, check the list before booking your appointment to ensure you are suitable for treatment.
•Active Crohn's disease
•Active fissures and fistulas
•Cirrhosis of the liver
•Colon, kidney cancer
•Congestive cardiac failure
•Haemorrhage or perforation
•Recent colon surgery
• Renal insufficiency
•Severe cardiac disease
•Severe prostate problem
•Uncontrolled blood pressure
Active Crohn's disease
(Regional Enteritis) is an inflammatory also known as an auto-immune disease,which usually affects the lower ileum (but many involveother parts of the gastrointestinal tract). The colon is clearly damaged and inflamed which is one of the contraindication for colonic.
is a cardiovascular disease characterised by a sac-like widening of an arter yresulting from weakening of theartery wall.
Colorectal surgery is performed to repair damage to the colon, rectum and anus. Growing scar tissue may occur after this surgery causing blockages that prevent normal waste elimination. Once again, Colonic could aggravate the situation.
the condition resulting from too many infected diverticula formed over a long period of time inside the colon, causing a narrower colon's diameter and resulting in possible internal bleeding and tissue breakdown. It is a very serious condition. (Diverticula are mostly common in the sigmoid region of the colon). The colonic could cause more damage to this irritated area since there is inflammation and colonic can only be performed when there is no inflammation.
an abnormal connection between two parts of the body that isn't meant to be there, allowing substances as stools to move from one part to another and cause all sorts of problems.
are small splits or tears in the anal mucosa that may cause painful bowel movements and bleeding. Blood may occur on the outside of the stool or on the toilet paper, following a bowel movement.
Low/ Highblood pressure not controlled by a Doctor
Low blood pressure slows blood pressure, therefore blood vessels are not contracting sufficiently (often caused by anaemia, so oxygen delivery is compromised) danger of overload and blood pressure going lower.
High blood pressure accelerates blood pressure, therefore blood vessels are contracting too much. It becomes a danger of blood clotting.
: the colonic helps in soaking off the toxic waste from the body and gets carried out of the body by the Colonic's water through the intestinal tract. Filling the colon with water may put pressure on the foetus potentially damaging it.
: the veins (internal or external) in the anus are swollen and dilated
therefore may become painful and could burst, causing them to bleed. Once again, the Colonic couldworsen this condition and insertion would be impossible. If you have piles from pregnancy/general straining and these are not bleeding it's perfectly ok to have a colonic.
Colon Hydrotherapy treatment is not a substitute for traditional medical care by your GP, it is a complementary therapy that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Should you be aware of any reason why this treatment is contra-indicated for you or you have a serious health problem, please consult your GP prior to embarking on a course of Colon Hydrotherapy.