Colon therapies that attempt to prevent disease by "flushing" toxins from the colon (known as colonic irrigation, high colonics, or colon hydrotherapy) have no basis in scientific evidence. Dangers associated with this unproven practice include infection and/or death from the following causes: contaminated equipment, electrolyte depletion, or perforation of the intestinal wall.
- Q What are the risks of a colonic?
- Q Does colon therapy/colonic irrigation have pre-surgical uses?
- Q What is a colonic?
- Q Does colon therapy/colonic irrigation help treat fecal incontinence?
- Q How effective is ColoThin for weight loss?
- Q Does colon therapy/colonic irrigation help with ostomy care?