History of Colon Hydrotherapy
Referred to as “Alternative Therapy,” colon hydrotherapy, or colonic irrigation, is a process that uses water to flush away the excess waste in the colon. Working as an intestinal cleanser, colon hydrotherapy can relieve gas, constipation, and even cure diseases.
The practice began in the ancient times in Egypt, perhaps as early as 1500 B.C. and was recorded in a medical document known as the “Eber Papyrus,” where enemas and colon hydrotherapies were used by physicians to treat fever and remove mucus. The ancient Greeks also used colonic irrigation to remove food, bile, blood, and for those with diseases.
In the 19th Century, it was considered that the bacteria associated with the colon could be cleansed, and toxins eliminated from the body by creating a flushing system that worked with gravity.
In 1908, Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff received the Nobel Prize for research on immunity, and found that diseases occurs due to the build up of toxins in the body, finding that intestinal toxins actually shorten a person’s life. Through colon cleansing, colon hydrotherapy, the positive bacterium are balanced and a sense of well-being is achieved.
Soon, Sir W. Arbuthnot Lane found that the bowel was the source of many health problems, and that toxins within the colon are the causes of all disease. Lane went on to author the book, The Prevention of The Diseases Peculiar to Civilization, in 1929. Another interesting fact is that Lane noted he was never aware of a single case of cancer that was not preceded by prolonged intestinal stasis.
The Modern Movement
In the modern era, a medical physician by the name of John H. Kellogg, was celebrated for his invention of Corn Flakes, Rice Crispies, but most importantly on his talks and speeches on proper hygiene and healthy foods, soon creating a following for colon hydrotherapy. He used colon therapy on thousands of patients, never reverting to surgery to treat gastrointestinal disease.
Kellogg initiated the popularity of colon hydrotherapy as a means to clean the internal body naturally, while eating a high fiber diet and many fresh vegetables. He was the foremost contributor of preventative therapy to create an overall sense of wellbeing.
Colon hydrotherapy reached the United States in the 1920s and ‘30s. During that time colonic irrigation machines were used in hospitals and doctors’ offices.
“Colon hydrotherapy eliminates from the bowel the accumulated waste material which may get absorbed. If this absorption takes place, it overwhelms the other purification organs such as the liver, the kidneys, the skin, and the lungs. The toxin deposition which becomes lodged throughout the body’s tissues and cells becomes capable of triggering a variety of illnesses,” says rheumatologist Dr. Arthur E. Brawer, as noted in the Medical Journalist Report.
Using Colon Hydrotherapy Over Other Alternatives
Remember, pharmaceutical companies are providing drugs that over-stimulate the bowel and force elimination – but this is not natural. By putting any drug or herbal remedy in the body and colon, we’re giving it something different; a foreign chemical that the body is forced to react to, but not it a positive way. By using water, the colon in gently able to flush out any unwanted matter that clings on to the colon – like cement.
Dr. Leonard Smith of Gainsville, Florida, comments that, “normally healthy people will find it valuable to take colon hydrotherapy every couple of months in order to experience how well one feels when the colon is truly empty. It’s a fact that most people fail to fully evacuate the colon, something they don’t realize. People undergoing colon hydrotherapy on a prevention basis, become quite surprised at how much waste is removed by the procedure,” published from the Townsend Letter for Doctors, 2000.
As Dr. J.H. Kellogg said, “We are literally poisoning ourselves into illness when the bowel evacuation is deficient,” as reported in Journal of the American Medical Association, 1917.
In the Medical Journalist Report by Morton Walker, he claims that doctors like James P. Carter, Professor and Head of the Nutrition Section at Tulane University School of Medicine, use colon hydrotherapy as part of an overall detoxification program, and that it promotes the second stage of liver detoxification to cause dissolved poisons to come out in the bile as a solvent.
Whether or not you believe in colon hydrotherapy as a method of eliminating toxins from your own body, it’s at least worth a try. The worst that can happen is to achieve a peaceful feeling of wellbeing and ultimate clarity. There is nothing to lose except the old waste hidden deep within your colon. It’s worth a shot!