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Colonic irrigation in ACT

By peturbed_but_pretty - 30 September 2009 27


I’ve been Googling to try to find a place that offers colonic irrigation in Canberra, but am not having any luck – does anyone know of anywhere that does it as a health treatment?



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Colonic irrigation in ACT
Gungahlin Al 12:41 pm 01 Oct 09

barking toad said :

Bunnings sell hoses and tap fittings.

What else do you need?

LOL! I’m sorry but having fun with this thread would be just too easy. I’m going have to abstain…

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 12:12 pm 01 Oct 09

What a pain in the a**.

Seriously, though, get yourself into raw wheat bran and oat bran on your raw rolled oats for brekky, and drink lots of water. You’ll get a colonic tsunami.

Skidbladnir 12:09 pm 01 Oct 09

Good old ‘detox’, its twice as effective as any other placebo label.

Here, have a medical journal. Be warned, it contains such vile heresies as science, indepenent verification, and peer-reviewed methodology!

Title: Colonic Irrigation and the Theory of Autointoxication: A Triumph of Ignorance over Science
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 24(4):196-198, June 1997.
Abstract: Autointoxication is an ancient theory based on the belief that intestinal waste products can poison the body and are a major contributor to many, if not all, diseases. In the 19th century, it was the ruling doctrine of medicine and led “colonic quackery” in various guises. By the turn of the century, it had received some apparent backing from science. When it became clear that the scientific rationale was wrong and colonic irrigation was not merely useless but potentially dangerous, it was exposed as quackery and subsequently went into a decline. Today we are witnessing a resurgence of colonic irrigation based on little less than the old bogus claims and the impressive power of vested interests. Even today’s experts on colonic irrigation can only provide theories and anecdotes in its support. It seems, therefore, that ignorance is celebrating a triumph over science.

Kramer 12:03 pm 01 Oct 09

Just eat a whole box of All Bran. Failing that, get your hands on that stuff they give people before a colonoscopy (will have your buttocks married to the toilet for half a day as your entire digestive system empties).

dr phil 12:00 pm 01 Oct 09

If you find your self up to it, try some of the local chemist, they have a “do it your self” kit.

peturbed_but_pretty 10:07 am 01 Oct 09

barking toad – a willing assistant!?!?!? 😮

well, I guess it could have been for medical reasons, like bd84’s Dad, or some other reason I’m not getting into that could be provided at Fyshwick….but as part of a health regime/detox I am undertaking I was hoping to have a, ahem, thorough cleansing.

Thoroughly Smashed 9:10 am 01 Oct 09

does anyone know of anywhere that does it as a health treatment?

Out of interest, what condition do you intend to use this method to treat?

barking toad 9:33 pm 30 Sep 09

Bunnings sell hoses and tap fittings.

What else do you need?

bd84 8:12 pm 30 Sep 09

toilet humour? lol..

My father had some colonic treatment recently, try John James hospital. I do believe the doctor that performed the procedure actually resides in Victoria.

Mimiboo 7:25 pm 30 Sep 09

I like the fact that you had to state “anywhere that does it as a health treatment”. Surely it can’t be done for any other reason! ;O)

Punter 6:31 pm 30 Sep 09

There’s a joke in there about plenty of places in Fyshwick that do that sort of thing, try calling ACT Health, they seem to be across things…

Deckard 6:29 pm 30 Sep 09

I’m sure there are places in Fyshwick that’ll do it for a price.

Addison 5:51 pm 30 Sep 09

Colonic irrigation gives me the sh*ts.

Fiona 5:48 pm 30 Sep 09

ugh. hope nothing bursts. sorry can’t help 🙂 perhaps ring around some of the cosmetic surgery places around manuka? they’re probably be most likely to offer it

peturbed_but_pretty 5:26 pm 30 Sep 09

lol – cheers for trying anyway Ed!

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