Colon Therapy: historical overview

Colon Therapy: historical overview

For over hundreds of years colon therapy has been in existence. Hence, the benefits from this therapy are not new to the world. This therapy can actually go back the ancient times, to as early as may be 15000 B.C. the medical document from the Egyptian origin; the Eber Papyrus gives good information that could be connected to the therapy.

In fact, at a later stage, it was Galen, Hippocrates and Pare who took the enema therapy forward. Earlier back then, the treatments related to enema was implemented in the rivers by making use of reeds that were hollow and inducing water into the rectum.

In America, there was a time when enema was used commonly to maintain good health and take care of certain diseases. Like for instance, before the Lewis and Clarke expedition came to an end, it was recommended by a physician to make use of enema to deal with illnesses and even fever. To think of it, our ancestors, grandfathers and even great grandfathers were using enema to resist, or avoid the onset of a particular illness.

John H Kellogg an MD in the early 1900’s used the colon therapy on many patients. In the year 1917, he stated in his Journal of American Medical Association, details about 20 cases were mentioned on whom he had no conducted any surgery to treat patients with gastrointestinal problems.

Bernard Jensen puts across rightly that over the past few years the knowledge about bowel was there; hence this is leading people to take more care of their bowel. The wisdom about the bowel today does exist but somehow not many wish to talk or discuss about it.

The colon therapy as such became popular around the 1920’s, 30’s and even 40’s. During that time, it was common to see and notice colon irrigation machines that were used mostly in hospitals. However, it has been noticed that over the years, the usage of this valuable form of treatment greatly decreased. There is definitely lack of knowledge, and more so different forms of other treatments, all this has made the colon therapy not so much in use any longer.

Proper bowel movements cannot be achieved through medicines; hence at some point the therapy becomes a necessity. Therefore, you must look into the colon hydrotherapy and use it for better bowel movement and proper cleansing of the colon.

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