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February 21st, 2012


Best Practices–Monitoring the Patient

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To understand why we’ve designed the Angel of Water CM-1 the way we did, you would have to
understand the legal and regulatory history behind professional colonics. Colon hydrotherapy is the
process of administering an irrigation to the colon by a professional trained in the field. One of the
concerns of medical interests who have opposed colonics is the unsupervised administration of the
irrigation process to the patient. Have you ever wondered why enema bags hold so little water? They
are purposefully limiting. A person is required to fill a bag over and over again if they want more water
and this naturally limits a person’s ability to overdo self-irrigation.

A professional colonic is supposed to be administered by a trained healthcare practitioner and is subject
to that professional’s discretion and adherence to delimiting factors. The standard time period for a
professional colonic is 30 to 40 minutes. Moreover, the device is purposely designed to engage the
therapist to continuously monitor the client.

A colonic system could be designed to automatically refill and keep the water at the perfect temperature,
but such a design would lend itself to practitioners leaving clients unsupervised and thus breaking the
most important rule of professionally administered colonics – the professional must be with the client
making decisions for the exact length of the session. Sessions should be monitored for both time and
quantity of water used. If the practitioner cannot see how much water has been taken, how can they tell
how the client is really doing? By watching how much water a client uses, a practitioner discerns how
they are taking and expelling water, how strong the colon’s motility is, and what the natural limitation to
the length/water volume of a session should be for a successful irrigation to occur.