Colon therapy should only be performed by a therapist certified by the International Association for Colon.

Be sure to visit the facility in advance to make sure that it is clean and neat. All equipment should be registered with the FDA. Make sure disposable tubing is used, or reusable equipment is properly cleaned and sterilized.


  • If you have any questions about how colon therapy may affect your health, discuss them with your doctor first.
  • Colon therapy is not recommended if you have blood in your stool, severe hemorrhoids, Crohn's disease, congestive heart failure, severe anemia, abdominal hernia, heart disease, high blood pressure, amoebic dysentery, gastrointestinal cancer, tumors of the large intestine or rectum, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, or recent colon surgery (less than three months).
  • If you are in the first or third trimester of pregnancy, colon therapy is not recommended because it may induce labor.
  • Make sure the clinic you choose is clean and that the therapist is reputable and well-trained. Infection can occur if the equipment is not properly sterilized or disposable.
  • Colon therapy is not known to react with any drugs or medications.