Laurel has a post today on this topic and why it’s insane.
[H]ave we not given up on the idea that flushing warm water up your backdoor does nothing but clean out feces that was on its way out anyway, just a bit faster? And that for some people, it’s actually bad to persist in high pressure “colonic irrigation” (diverticulitis, IBS, Crohn’s, Coeliac) because it can cause damage to the delicate lining of your inner sanctum?
She also digresses a bit on Alternative Medicine:
[I]f Alternative Medicine is so different from regular medicine, which as everyone (*pause for eye roll*) knows, is all about money, not health, then why does the alternative stuff cost such a huge amount? I’m not saying the health care profession is perfect – having come into intimate contact with it for years now, I am deeply aware of its failings – but surely, if Alternative Medicine only cares about you and your health, not like those money-grubbing doctors (*pause for expressive spitting noise*), shouldn’t it be low cost or free? After all, it’s about treating people.
(*pause for expression of trancendental piety*)
Ugh. In most of these “therapies”, the only thing I see being removed from my body is money.
As it happens, this caught my eye on LJ not just because her rants are funny but because a lot of the comment spam (which we are graciously shielded from) has lately been on colonic irrigation. And it has about as much chance of getting out of the spam-trap as the “Oh I love your blog!” comments that link to weight-loss sites, or “Sexy Russian Women” sites, or “Buy N@me Br@nds Che@p!” sites….