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IRRIGATION. The act of wetting or moistening the ground by artificial means.
     2. The owner of land over which there is a current stream, is, as such, the proprietor of the current. 4 Mason's R. 400. It seems the riparian proprietor may avail himself of the river for irrigation, provided the river be not thereby materially lessened, and the water absorbed be imperceptible or trifling. Ang. W. C. 34; and vide 1 Root's R. 535; 8 Greenl. R. 266; 2 Conn. R. 584; 2 Swift's Syst. 87; 7 Mass. R. 136; 13 Mass. R. 420; 1 Swift's Dig. 111; 5 Pick. R. 175; 9 Pick. 59; 6 Bing. R. 379; 5 Esp. R. 56; 2 Conn. R. 584; Ham. N. P. 199; 2 Chit. Bl. Com. 403, n. 7; 22 Vin. Ab. 525; 1 Vin. Ab. 657; Bac. Ab. Action on the case, F. The French law coincides with our own. 1 Lois des Batimens, sect. 1, art. 3, page 21.

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A colonic irrigation is the internal cleaning of the bowel with a stream of warm water - in this case using a gravity water tank - which is intended to remove waste from the colon and intestinal tract.
The sleeve was sutured into place in a telescopic fashion to contain the fecal contents during colonic irrigation and washout via an antegrade catheter inserted through the appendix into the cecum.
While I agree that a clear evidence base to support the widespread practice of colonic irrigation is not available in current scientific literature, the procedure should not be summarily condemned.
Last year the clinic, at Wellington Road, estimated only 20% of its colonic irrigation clients were men but this year the figure has risen to at least 50%."
Colonic irrigation, along with periodic fasting, is even more beneficial: more than a form of eliminating symptoms, if practiced properly, it can cure any reoccurring major conditions, such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.
But because multiple procedures are needed, some surgeons have done only a colonic irrigation rather than a complete bowel preparation, and there have been three reports of colonic explosions, Dr.
This somehow leads to a hilarious chronicle of her first colonic irrigation. Other highlights include Cho's humiliation at the videostore when she's late returning a tape called "Beaver Fever" and a socially awkward moment at an S&M sex club.
Practices such as colonic irrigation (running a tube through a patient's rectum in order to "cleanse" the intestines with warm water), iridology (diagnosing illness by studying the iris of the human eye), and ear candling (inserting a burning candle in the ear canal to remove "impurities" from the brain and sinuses) have all been debunked as useless or dangerous (the FDA has even banned the importation of ear candles).
This refrain seems slightly off key to me given the gruesome details he recounts of the nature of spa treatments, colonic irrigation, rectal dilators et al.
A small percentage used other treatments, including acupuncture, homeopathy, bioelectromagnetic treatments, and colonic irrigation, she said.
"Autointoxication" is the hoary myth that the colon contains all sorts of poisons that should be removed occasionally by such often disastrous practices as fasting, overuse of laxatives, and the bizarre use of colonic irrigation.
In 1980, at a chiropractic clinic in Colorado, 36 patients got amoebic cysts while undergoing colonic irrigation therapy -- an unproven, enema-like treatment used by alternative health practitioners for a variety of complaints.