MANDATORY STATE COMPLIANCE NOTICE
This notice is designed to comply with the state of California guidelines in the business and professions of the State of California.
***ALL CLIENTS MUST READ, UNDERSTAND, AND SUBMIT THIS DISCLOSURE***
Colon Hydrotherapy services provided at this center comply with Section 2053.6 of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. In compliance with the Code, you must be advised:
A) There are NO licensed physicians at this center and the individual performing colon hydrotherapy is ONLY a Colon Hydrotherapist, not a physician. This means and implies that they cannot and will not:
Conduct surgery or any other procedure on another person that punctures the skin or harmfully invades the body. Administer or administer X-ray radiation to another person. Prescribe or administer legal drugs or controlled substances to another person. Recommend the discontinuance of legal drugs or controlled substances prescribed by an appropriately licensed practitioner. Willfully diagnose and treat a physical or mental condition of any person under circumstances or conditions that cause or create a risk of great bodily harm, serious physical or mental illness, or death. Set fractures. Treat lacerations or abrasions through electrotherapy. Hold out, state, indicate, advertise, or imply to a client or prospective client that he or she is a physician, a surgeon, or a physician and surgeon.
B) Colon Hydrotherapy is alternative or complementary to healing arts services licensed by the state.
C) The services of Colon Hydrotherapy and the Therapist that provides the services are not licensed by the state.
D) The session of Colon Hydrotherapy includes the following procedures: The client will insert and retract the speculum. Warm (temperature and pressure controlled) water will flow into the colon softening the fecal material, which will be released through normal peristalsis into the sewer. Your dignity and modesty will be maintained at all times. The session will last approximately 30 – 45 minutes.
E) The theory of treatment upon which Colon Hydrotherapy is based is more historical and intuitive than scientific as there have not been any studies to validate the effectiveness of the modality. However, many cultures and societies believe that a clean colon can enhance the health of the individual. This started thousands of years ago with the simple enema and has evolved into the present day colonic. Many people simply report they feel better after a Colonic. On the other hand, there is a growing number of health care practitioners that believe in the concept of auto-intoxication, that a sluggish bowel (one that is not regular) allows the body to reabsorb toxins from the colon. This theory may or may not have validity depending on who you listen to, but we know there are increased levels of toxins in our environment and common sense tells us that anything we can do to assist the body of ridding itself of toxins should have some value.
F) All therapists working at Inner Health Center have been trained and follow the I-ACT Guidelines.
I acknowledge that I have read the above disclosure and have been given a copy of the document. This information was provided to me in language I can read and understand.