Any of several incurable and debilitating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by inflammation and obstruction of parts of the intestine. (Chron's and ulcerative colitis), colon or rectal tumors (cancer), severe hemorrhoids hemorrhoids (hĕm`əroidz) or piles, dilatations of the veins about the anus (external hemorrhoids) or those higher up inside it (internal hemorrhoids).
Wimby insists, "To avoid infection ... go to a center that uses disposable speculums." Experts agree that, as long as the equipment is FDA-registered and the hydrotherapist is licensed, the procedure is safe for most individuals.
"My philosophy is that if people are benefiting from it, they should continue to use this modality," says Belinda Marcus, M.D., FACEP FACEP Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians , who has served as a professor at Emory Medical School. Marcus does caution, however, that if a patient experiences any new problems, he should seek advice from a medical doctor before undergoing colon hydrotherapy. http://www.captaincolon.com/Colon_FAQ.html