Are there any circumstances when colon hydrotherapy cannot be performed?
Yes, there are specific conditions when colon hydrotherapy is contraindicated. These include diseases such as active infections, active inflammation (diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, colitis, ulcerative colitis) anal fissures and painful or bleeding haemorrhoids. In such cases treatment cannot be carried out until they are healed or in remission.
Some diseases such as congestive heart failure, severe uncontrolled hypertension, severe anaemia, liver cirrhosis or kidney disease are absolute contra-indications to colon hydrotherapy.
Treatments are also not performed during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, and not at all during complicated pregnancies. Large bowel (colon) surgery or resections are also contraindications for colon hydrotherapy. Lastly, if you’ve had a colonoscopy in the last 90 days we cannot do the treatment until after that time has passed. However, we always take a full case history before performing a colon hydrotherapy session.