The Craft of Colon Hydrotherapy
It is well established that Colon Hydrotherapy is a practice that achieves its best results when performed by operators with a certain technique, acquired through courses, updates, comparisons with other professionals and of course, experience. Unfortunately it occurs that we can come across operators of questionable professionalism, who are not able to use the fundamental means needed to understand what they are doing: the sensitivity of their hands.
The application of the hands on the abdomen of the patient together with the function of the equipment, are essential to successfully complete a session of Colon Hydrotherapy.
The techniques in medicine, in order to be safe and effective, should be standardized, but on the other hand, you never find yourself in front of a standard patient. Everyone reacts to the therapy in their own individual way, so then the operator may find themselves having to face a variety of anatomical and functional problems such as tortuous bowels, bends that are particularly too sharp, spasms, or the various types of feces that the colon can contain: from liquid to goat-like, compact, massive, sticky, even the presence of gas, painful sensitivity of some segments of the colon, and the different emotional reactions of the patient during therapy.
The only kind of feedback from the patient to the operator is the indication of the manometer of the device, and the impressions conveyed orally by the patient. Unfortunately, the patient is not very objective about what is happening in their belly, so then the operator must be able to "interpret" their observations, by foreseeing reactions of the colon which may hinder the course of the therapy. The equipment used is critical in understanding what is happening, but it is insufficient on its own to obtain the necessary information. From all this, we clearly understand the importance that palpation and manual stimulation of the abdomen has, to conduct and successfully complete the therapy. It is obvious that since this is a skill that is not always innate, it must be acquired through study and applied practice.
The patient almost always relies on the operator with trust, but it does not take long to figure out whether the maneuvers are adequate or not. One can always cheat in a refined manner but sooner or later the deception will be discovered.