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Sorry if that's spelt wrong.

Anyways I'd like to hear from anyone who has had a colonostic. Why did you have it done? Your experience with it. Was it helpful for you?


Mon. Jul 31, 8:09am

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Are you talking about a colonic or a colonoscopy?

Monday, July 31, 2006, 9:13 AM

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Before asking a question you should probably take a few minutes to get the right word don't you think!

Monday, July 31, 2006, 11:52 AM

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to july 31, 11:52 am poster

very rude and unproductive!! there are many ways to politely present your question.

to the op: if you mean colonoscopy, i can offer my experiencial advise.

Monday, July 31, 2006, 12:09 PM

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I think the OP means colonic (cleaning, or flushing out your colon):
In which case, I can tell you that I had a terrible experience, my "hydrotherapist" was aggressive and she paid little to no attention to how I was feeling. I felt like I had been violated, it was so bad.
Others I know, however, have had it and say they feel like a million bucks afterward. I went in on no one's recommendation. Bad choice! What city do you live in? Maybe someone here on PT can give you a great recommendation of a place they like.
Good luck! ;)

Monday, July 31, 2006, 12:30 PM

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I don't think there's any proof that colonics have any health benefits, but if they make you feel better, and they're done carefully, in a safe environment with sterile equipment, I doubt there's much harm. (The way nature intends for you to keep your colon healthy is by eating lots of fruit & vegetables.)

If your doctor has recommended a colonoscopy (which is a diagnostic tool) you should get one. Medlineplus (see link) has more information.


Monday, July 31, 2006, 12:47 PM

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Hey, I'm getting my first colonic in a few days...I've been building up the courage for over a year.

I used to know someone who did them for a living. His evidence is anecdotal rather than empirical, but apparently they can relieve all kinds of weird chronic conditions that you would never associate with your colon. He said the most common "weird" one was lower back pain. Something about blockages causing bulges in your colon that can press against the nerves and vertebrae from the inside, in a way that a chiropractor can't fix. Anyway, I'm getting one because I ate like hell all my life and want to have a clean slate (slate = colon) to work with now that I've adopted healthier habits.

A little tip I heard from the colonic hydrotherapist as well as other holistic sources -- starting the day with a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon is a natural cleanser for your intestines. So, OP, maybe you should try that for a while to see if it has the effect you're aiming for.

Monday, July 31, 2006, 2:31 PM

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Op here

Wow there has just been so many people shutting down questions on this board! Maybe its the same person lol

and I asked because I'd only heard about it!!!! I was thinking about a colonic...

Thanks for the helpful comments!!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 8:18 AM

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Unfortunately, I think the anonymous posting gives some people the idea that they can just be indescriminately rude without any repercussions.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 8:55 AM

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it's a funny thing that the word "accountability" is in the title of this site!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 9:09 AM

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Eh, when you're depriving yourself of things like sugar, butter, french fries, caffeine, etc., you're bound to get a little crabby. Might be a good idea to find a little pity for someone who has nothing better to do with their time than type a nasty opinion about something they have no first-hand knowledge of.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006, 12:33 PM

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