By the Meridian Institute, 2002
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Colonic Irrigation Project begins, July 2002
Meridian Institute has begun a project studying the process of colonic irrigation. The first phase of the project involves collecting data on people’s experiences just after a colonic session and one week later. The brief questionnaires contain items that may relate to bowel health or the colonic irrigation procedure, including: energy level, abdominal discomfort, rectal discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, headache, anxiety, muscle discomfort, depression, joint pain, skin blemishes, and intestinal gas.
The specific aim of this project is to evaluate the experiences of people receiving colonic irrigations. The primary hypothesis is that colonic irrigation is a safe health procedure and that this will be reflected in a low incidence of adverse experiences and a high level of positive experiences. Secondarily, some preliminary data will be collected to explore whether the procedure offers some benefit. This project is a first step toward establishing safety and efficacy in a formal way.
We will be collecting data from clients of the A.R.E. Health Services department in Virginia Beach. Based on our preliminary data samples, we hope to have completed a research report on Phase 1 of this project by the end of this year.
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