This article asks a good question!
How to Ease the Pain of Colonoscopy | Michael Greger M.D. FACLM | nutritionfacts.org | 5 April 2018
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Very good thought process producing a very good question because I use it anways for similar purposes.
So why don’t they use peppermint oil as a natural way to calm the spasming which causes the pain?
I’ve had 2 sigmoidoscopies rather than colonoscopies and I believe that this treatment would also work for that. Both times I had a procedure done at the same time. The first one they removed 3 polyps the second they banded internal hemorrhoids
I use peppermint a lot as a treatment for my bowel / digestive disorders and find it helps a lot. Some people actually take peppermint capsules daily as a way to help with IBS as well for instance, which I have also used it for.
I also underwent STARR procedure 5 years ago and it could have helped then as well, don’t know why I didn’t think of it myself.
“Personally, I think that it will have a lot to do with no-one being willing to accredit it as a treatment because it will be seen as a homeopathic remedy!”
Carole Sian aka fibrofly73
Read this pdf to find out what a STARR procedure is >>>
Source: The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Stapled transanal resection of the rectum (STARR) for the obstructed defaecation syndrome
RIDZUAN FAROUK , R BHARDWAJ AND RKS PHILLIPS