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1 Michael Hamilton Advisor: Prof. Fahringer Colon HydrotherapyMichael HamiltonAdvisor: Prof. Fahringer
2 Overview History of Colon Hydrotherapy Theory Information about I-ACT ConcernsContraindicationsMedical Benefits
3 History Colon Hydrotherapy is the natural evolution of the enema The enema was first recorded in ancient Egyptian documentsAlso mentioned in the writings of Great CivilizationsSumeriansChineseHindusGreeksRomansHamiltons
4 History cont.Most pre-eminent physicians reported on the value of the enemaHippocratesGalenRegnier DeGraff17th Century known as the “age of the clyster”
5 History cont.Many European Kings appreciated the benefits of the EnemaLouis XI - credited the enema with relieving attack of seizuresLouis XIII received over 200 enemas in one year
6 History cont. Louis the XIV, ardent supporter Had over 2,000 enemas during his reign.He even received court functionaries and visitors during the procedure1.Court Function During Enema1.Lieberman, William, M.D., “The Enema”, The Review of Gastroenterology,Volume 13, May-June 1946
7 History cont.In the early 1900s, Dr. Kellogg popularizes colon cleansingHe reported in the 1917 Journal of American Medicine that in over 40,000 cases, as a result of diet, exercise, and enema (colon hydrotherapy), “in all but twenty cases”, he had used no surgery for the treatment of gastrointestinal disease in his patients.
8 History cont. 1950’s Mid-1960’s Early 1970’s colon hydrotherapy was flourishing in the U.S.the prestigious Beverly Boulevard in California was then known as “colonic row”Mid-1960’scolon hydrotherapy slowly dwindledEarly 1970’smost colon hydrotherapy instruments were removed from the hospitals and nursing homesPRESCRIPTIVE LAXATIVES and SURGERY GAIN FAVOR
9 History SummaryColon hydrotherapy/enemas have been around for thousands of yearsTwo IMPORTANT conclusionsFirst, there is something of value by cleansing the colonSecond, it has never received the attention it justly deserves
10 Theory Extended and more complete form of an enema End Results Gently infuse warm, filtered water into the rectumEnd ResultsHydrates the colonWaste is softened and loosenedEvacuation is through normal peristalsisIrrigates/cleanses the colon
11 Theory cont. Modern FDA registered equipment Carried out by qualified personnelCleans beyond the rectosigmoid area through a series of fill and empty cyclesSafe and effective when guidelines are adhered to
12 Theory cont.Various Types of FDA registered equipment
13 I-ACT International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy I-ACT is the International Association for Colon HydrotherapyI-ACT establishes the training standards and guidelinesI-ACT is committed to work with the FDA, International organizations, states and municipalities to enhance the safety of colon hydrotherapyI-ACT is the certifying body for colon hydrotherapists around the world
14 I-ACT cont. Membership Certification Levels Over 2200 Members Over 400 International MembersCertification LevelsFoundation LevelIntermediate LevelAdvanced LevelInstructor Level
15 Concerns What about contamination or spread of disease? Only report was in New England Journal of Medicine,August 5, 1982No reports of contamination when using modern FDA registered equipment and the equipment is disinfected according to manufacturer guidelinesSingle use, disposable speculums / rectal tubes, and tubing
16 Concerns What about puncturing of the colon? Facts There have been allegations of puncture when using enemas and colonic irrigationRecommend caution during insertion of speculum/rectal tube and follow the recommendation of the physician/healthcare provider and/or the manufacturer of the equipmentFactsThe pressure of the water during the session is very lowfrom 1/4 lbs. to 2.0 lbsThe Speculum / Rectal Tube in only inserted approximately 2 inches into the rectum
17 Concerns How will I assure the patients therapist is reputable? Recommend that the patient seek the services of an I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapist using currently registered FDA equipment and disposable supplies, and filtered water
18 Concerns Electrolyte imbalances Study conducted by National University John R. Collins, N.D., Paul Mittman, N.D., Mara Katlaps, B.A.“No patients experienced any clinically significant complications or complaints during or after the course of treatment.”Only problem might be encountered with paraplegics that are unable to completely release their bowels.
22 Indications FDA Practitioners Suggested Benefits (not listed by FDA) When medically indicated, such as before radiological or endoscopic examinationPractitioners Suggested Benefits (not listed by FDA)Health maintenanceDETOXIFICATION (correct imbalance)Symptomatic reliefConstipationIndigestionFunctional bowel problems
23 Indications cont. Benefits (not listed by FDA) Assessment of bowel functionRemoval of impacted fecesRemoval of foreign materialRehydration of bowelToning of the bowelAids in bowel re-trainingImproved bowel elimination
24 Indications cont. Benefits (not listed by FDA) Removal of bowel toxins which may be a cause of chronic inflammatory disease processesImproved sense of well-beingImproved immune responseAids in bowel cleansingAids in elimination of stored toxinsAids in restoring the integrity of the mucosal liningImprovement of quality of life
25 Summary Safe Relatively Inexpensive ($65) Licensed Practitioners Effective (This message not reviewed by the FDA)So can we advocate this practice as PA’S?
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