Doctor Testamonials

These statements have been taken from: "Value of Colon Hydrotherapy Verified by Medial Professionals Prescribing It" by Morton Walker, DPM (Copyright 2000 by Dr. Morton Walker). They have been reprinted here with Permission from the Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients (August / September 2000 (#205 / 206))
 
Dr. Leonard Smith
Dr. Paul Flashner
Dr. Sharda Sharma
Dr. Michael Gerber
Dr. Arthur E. Brawer
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  • Board Certified Gastrointestinal Surgeon Dr. Leonard Smith Endorses Colon Hydrotherapy-

    Thirty years ago, Leonard Smith, MD, of Gainesville, Florida graduated from medical school and eventually became board certified in general surgery by the American College of Surgery. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Smith has practiced as a specialist in gastrointestinal surgery. He has dealt with all types of colon difficulties, including operations for overcoming colon cancer, colon diverticulitis, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, and numbers of other internal organ health problems.

    "I am very well acquainted with the colon's functions, and my true belief is that colon hydrotherapy is the perfect cleansing medium for preparing the patient for colonoscopy. It's a much better way of getting the human colon ready for an operation than having a patient swallow a gallon of that usual presurgery solution known as 'Colon-Go-Lytely.' Instead, colon hydrotherapy has the patient avoid this solution's noxious side effects of vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and other troubles," Dr. Smith says.

    "Moreover, seriously ill patients tend to be chronically constipated which results in generalized toxemia. It turns out that colon hydrotherapy is the gentlest and most effective treatment to take care of a sick person's constipation problem. My recommendation for cancer patients is that they should undergo frequent colon hydrotherapy procedures to make sure a colon's toxic burden is being kept at a minimum while their bodies are trying to heal," affirms Dr. Smith. "While not a substitute for eating a high fiber diet, those cancer patients who take colon hydrotherapy often experience the elimination of their aches and pains, improvement of appetite, and they tolerate a tough healing process better."

    "I also believe that normally healthy people will find it valuable to take colon hydrotherapy every couple of months in order to experience how well one feels when the colon is truly empty. It's a fact that most people fail to fully evacuate the colon, something they don't realize. People undergoing colon hydrotherapy on a prevention basis become quite surprised at how much waste is removed by the procedure," Dr. Smith says.

    "Without any reservation, I declare that my wish is to see it become an established procedure for many kinds of gastrointestinal problems. If medical centers, hospitals, and clinics installed colon hydrotherapy departments, they would find such departments just as efficacious for patients as their present treatment areas which are devoted to physiotherapy," states Leonard Smith, M.D. "Such is my true belief, and I do endorse this therapeutic program."

  • "One of my more significant cases was Tommy, an eight-year-old boy with the most awful constipation anyone could imagine," says former general surgeon and emergency medicine specialist Paul Flashner, MD, of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Observing their superior results for his patients, Dr. Flashner has more recently adapted his treatment techniques almost completely to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Most definitely, he has incorporated colon hydrotherapy as a regular CAM technique.

    "Tommy's constipation was really bad. He never had a bowel movement for a week at a time. Recognizing the dangers of physiological toxicity, his parents took their son for consultation with numerous gastroenterologists. The child had been subjected to colonoscopy a dozen times, but nothing could be found as the source of his blockage. Laxatives hardly helped at all. There was no diagnosis except that he suffered severely from constipation," confirms Dr. Flashner. "Then the parents found their way to me so that the boy might undergo examination and treatment one more time. They described their eight-year-old's condition."

    "I improved the child's diet and removed all junk foods. Then I instigated an exercise program, had him drink lots of water, balanced his colonic flora, and added fiber food supplements. But most vital for Tommy's welfare is that he took colon hydrotherapy under my prescription. The beneficial effect was dramatic, for within six months he was experiencing a natural and normal bowel movement every day. No laxatives were involved in his progress," states Dr. Flashner. "Now the child does not need to consult me anymore; still, he continues his colonic cleansing by having colon hydrotherapy. He did this once a month for six months, and currently he undergoes the cleansing just four times a year. It's been two years that Tommy remains in excellent physical condition."

    "Colon hydrotherapy is the perfect specific procedure to eliminate constipation and restore normal bowel function. My approach to medical practice is to balance the GI tract using stool testing. I find various pathologies relating to bacteria, yeast, parasites, and other organisms of this nature. A lot of disease comes from imbalances in the colon, as manifested by inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune diseases, allergies, multiple sclerosis, and certainly constipation. Such imbalances can be corrected by means of colon hydrotherapy, herbal supplements, and diet," says Dr. Paul Flashner. "There is no question about the huge difference a health professional can bring to the patient by utilizing colon hydrotherapy plus other associated complementary and alternative methods of healing."

  • Giving Colon Hydrotherapy is Standard Procedure for Sharda Sharma, M.D.-

    Located in Millburn, New Jersey as a primary care physician for nearly twenty-six years, Sharda Sharma, M.D. dispenses medical care of a multi-disciplinary nature to her patients. Dr. Sharma employs colon hydrotherapy, chelation therapy, massage therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, Reiki manipulative therapy, and much more. She treats the body as a whole (holistically).

    "I have trained and certified colon hydrotherapists working as part of my staff. Under my supervision for the past year-and-a-half they have been rendering care for constipation, abdominal cramps, allergies, and a variety of other conditions, including ten patients with hepatitis C. These hepatitis patients respond to colon hydrotherapy and do well," assures Dr. Sharma. "For instance, Mrs. Felicia, a forty-two-year-old high school teacher, had suffered with constipation - no bowel movements - for six days at a stretch. She was bloated, fatigued, lethargic, headachy, and crampy. My treatment choice for her was enzyme supplements and colon hydrotherapy twice weekly for thirteen weeks. These treatments solved the constipation problem for Mrs. Felicia. She goes to the toilet as desired without having to sit there for long periods waiting, reading, meditating, or undergoing other mental or physical diversions."

    "Colon hydrotherapy is excellent as a treatment for the yeast syndrome. A very anxious fifty-year-old female, Mrs. Sara Audrey, consulted me because she was running to the toilet every two hours with either diarrhea or with attempting to find comfort from constipation. It turns out that she had irritable bowel syndrome complicated by candiasis. During the administration of colon hydrotherapy, I observed that Mrs. Audrey was loaded with Candida albicans. I recognized the white yeast organisms floating through the transparent tube of my colon flushing device," says Dr. Sharma. "But the patient is now in fine shape - much relived. she has good bowel movements twice daily with no gas. This is typical of almost all patients undergoing colon hydrotherapy."

  • Dr. Michael Gerber Uses Colon Hydrotherapy Routinely-

    "I've had a colon hydrotherapy device in my office for twenty-five years," states Michael Gerber, MD, of Reno, Nevada. "My present staff person who dispenses colon hydrotherapy under my jurisdiction uses it for all types of patient difficulties. The basic concepts of the science have not changed much in the last twenty-five years; however, the colon hydrotherapy equipment has improved immensely. How the equipment works so effectively is nothing short of astounding. Registered with the FDA, current colon hydrotherapy equipment is safe. it contains temperature-controlled water mixing and back flow prevention valves, plus pressure and temperature sensors, and built-in chemical sanitizing units. Water purification units frequently are installed as well. Disposable single-use rectal tubes, and/or speculae are employed routinely for sterility."

    "Undergoing a session of colon hydrotherapy has you experiencing comfort and cleansing with no toxicity. Techniques utilized allow a small amount of water to flow into the colon gently stimulating the colon's natural peristaltic action to release softened waste," Dr. Gerber advises. "The inflow of a small amount of water and the release of waste may be repeated again and again. The removal of such waste encourages better colon function and elimination."

    "During the treatment, most clothing can continue to be worn. In addition, the patient is draped, or a gown is worn to ensure modesty. The patient's dignity is always maintained," Dr. Michael Gerber affirms. "The benefits of colon hydrotherapy extend all the way from psychiatric improvement to constipation elimination."

  • Conditions for Which Colon Hydrotherapy is Effective -

    Maintaining a rheumatology practice for the past twenty-four years in Long Branch, New Jersey, Arthur E. Brawer, MD, is an enthusiastic exponent of colon hydrotherapy for a variety of health problems. He cites this treatment in his recently published consumer book, Holistic Harmony.

    "Silicon breast implant exposure which results in disease symptoms responds very well to colon hydrotherapy. I am in the center of this silicone breast implant controversy by having consulted with over 500 women from around the world for the toxic environmental exposure caused by such implantation. I've given testimony as an expert witness before the United States Congress on this issue along with advising the Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA, and consultants to the President, the Vice-President, the Director of Women's Health at the White House, and the United Nations. I use colon hydrotherapy for the treatment of such silicone toxicity, since it does work to chelate silicone out of the body," states Dr. Brawer.

    "Let me explain. From day one of implantation, silicone micromolecules disperse throughout the body because the pore size (the porosity) of the envelope or shell enclosing the implant is larger than most of the silicone molecules contained inside. Thus, the disease symptoms derived from silicone toxicity is not dependent on envelope rupture. Symptoms begin immediately! In other words, the molecules of silicone travel through the membrane osmotically and become microdispersed throughout the body by means of the lymphatic system," explains Dr. Brawer.

    "Now realize that the connective tissue or collagen in each person's body requires silicone as an essential component in order to provide the body with proper architectural structure such as for tendons, ligaments, nerve sheathes, and everything else. Silicone makes up the glue which holds the skin together, gives substance to the organs, act as regulators, signal transmitters, and so forth. It functions as an integral part of metabolism and physiology. Thus, all tissues are dependent on silicone as an essential ingredient," Dr. Brawer says. "But given in excess as a leaking silicone breast implant, there is only one place the excess may be dumped or stored by the body - - into its connective tissue. When that happens a whole litany of complaints occur: joint pains, dry eyes, fatigue, memory lapses, skin rashes and pigmentations, chest pain, muscle aches, drug intolerance, odor and smell sensitivity to hair sprays, room fresheners, deodorants, and more (see sidebar).

    "So the silicone molecules become stuck in the body's glue, and they cannot be removed by use of medications or supplemental nutrients or diet. Only certain techniques may be applied to detoxify the body: colon hydrotherapy is perhaps the best way and also working as detoxifiers are Ayurvedic medicine, hyperthermia, steam baths, saunas, oxygen therapy, and the energy-based therapies such as Reiki therapy and Quigong. Any dietary approach has to be more an exclusionary basis - take the patient off of processed foods and have them eat organic," confirms Dr. Brawer. "But of all the treatments for symptoms coming from silicone breast implants, colon hydrotherapy I find to be one of the mainstays that offer relief.