• Common Questions & Answers

• How many bowel movements a day?

– The number of bowel movements each day will vary

– Ideally, we would be like the baby that eats and then shortly thereafter has a bowel movement…

– But… we are not always that regular, some physicians believe that 1-2 bowel movements a week is adequate, but we believe that you should have a minimum of at least one bowel movement per day.

• Common Questions & Answers

• What is I-ACT?

– I-ACT is the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy

– I-ACT establishes the training standards and guidelines

– I-ACT is committed to work with the FDA, International organizations, states and municipalities to enhance the safety of colon hydrotherapy

– I-ACT is the certifying body for colon hydrotherapists around the world

• Common Questions & Answers

How will I know my therapist is reputable?

– We recommend that you seek the services of an I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapist using currently registered FDA equipment and disposable supplies, and filtered water.

• Common Questions & Answers

• How do I find a therapist?

– Contact I-ACT at (210) 366-2888

– Or check out the I-ACT Web site at

www.i-act.org

• Common Questions & Answers

• What is the I-ACT policy on Disposable vs. Stainless Steel Speculums?

– I-ACT recommends the use of disposable speculums or rectal nozzles…. However if stainless steel speculums are used, then I-ACT recommends these stainless steel speculums be autoclaved for safety and sanitation. The procedure must be in compliance with the laws of your state for sterilization of hospital equipment.

 

 

• Common Questions & Answers

How do I know the Equipment is safe?

 

– I-ACT recommends the use of FDA registered equipment only (or equipment registered with a similar agency in your country)

 

• Common Questions & Answers

What are the classifications of FDA registered equipment?

– The FDA has 3 classifications of equipment to instill water into the colon

• Class 1

– Enema kits (over the counter)

• Class 2

– Colonic Irrigation System

• Requires physician (or state defined individual) to purchase

• Class 3 (for general well being)

– Currently no equipment in this category

 

• Common Questions
& Answers

• What other Policies does I-ACT have?

– I-ACT requires that the therapist does not diagnose, treat or prescribe unless they are licensed to do so.

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Phone: 210-366-2888 • email: homeoffice@i-act.org • PO Box 461285, San Antonio, TX 78246-1285 • ©2012 I-ACT

International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy

Information for all Clients and Members (outside Texas): "Colon irrigation devices are prescription devices by federal law. A practitioner licensed by state law to use such prescription devices must authorize the purchase of the colon irrigation device, must use or supervise its use, and must order each colon irrigation for a patient."

Information for all Clients and Prospective new members in the State of Texas: "Colon irrigation devices are prescription devices and their purchase must be authorized by a physician licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. A colon hydrotherapist must be supervised by such a physician to use a colon irrigation device and must have a written order on file for each procedure from a physician licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners."

Information for all Clients and Members (outside the USA): "Comply with the laws of your country to ensure that you are in compliance.

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