|How to Choose a Practitioner
Colon therapy should only be performed by a
therapist certified by the International Association for Colon.
Be sure to visit the facility in advance to make
sure that it is clean and neat. All equipment should be registered with the FDA.
Make sure disposable tubing is used, or reusable equipment is properly cleaned
- If you have any questions about how colon
therapy may affect your health, discuss them with your doctor first.
- Colon therapy is not recommended if you have
blood in your stool, severe hemorrhoids, Crohn's disease, congestive heart
failure, severe anemia, abdominal hernia, heart disease, high blood
pressure, amoebic dysentery, gastrointestinal cancer, tumors of the large
intestine or rectum, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, or recent colon
surgery (less than three months).
- If you are in the first or third trimester of
pregnancy, colon therapy is not recommended because it may induce labor.
- Make sure the clinic you choose is clean and
that the therapist is reputable and well-trained. Infection can occur if
equipment is not properly sterilized or disposable.
- Colon therapy is not known to react with any
drugs or medications.