Dr Oz did a segment called Extreme Alternative Therapies: Help or Hype, and one treatment he spoke about was Colonics or Colon Hydrotherapy. You should also read the recap for what Doctor Oz thinks about Cryogenic Chamber Theapy!
Dr Oz: Colon Hydro Therapy
Dr Oz brought on a lady who said that a couple of her friends recently got Colonics and feel better, have lost weight, and even seen an improvement in their skin. Are Colonics good for your health? Dr Oz said that Colonics or Colon Hydrotherapy are often promoted as being helpful for regularity issues, detoxification, and weight loss. The person giving you a Colonic will take a tube, place it in your butt, and pump water into your colon while the therapist massages your stomach to help distribute the water and clean it out. Then a tube is attached and all of the waste from inside of the colon is washed out.
Dr Oz: Do Colonics Work?
Dr Oz said that a Colonic is hype. Your digestive system naturally eliminates stuff that is inside of your body, as long as you eat the right kinds of food. Your body does not need help bringing anything out. You can think of a box with water as being your colon. Imagine red and black confetti in the water to represent the good and bad bacteria in your colon. By doing a Colonic, you suck out both the good bacteria and the bad bacteria, so everything is gone.
Dr Oz: Colonic Side Effects
Dr Oz said that the following are some possible side effects of Colonics:
- Vomiting, Nausea and Cramps
Perhaps worst of all, the device inserted into your body can potentially make a hole or introduce an infection into your intestines. I think that for this reason, if you want to have a Colonic or a cleanse, you should do the kind that does not use a tool to flush out your system with water. Here is a review of a Colonics product that I tried out and actually found helpful: Dr Natura Colonix Review.