Many historians trace colon hydrotherapy back to the ancient Egyptians. You can find reports of the frequent use of this practice or in basic terms, the enema, referencing a papyrus of the 14th century B.C., that is stored at the Royal Museum of Berlin.
In the 5th Century B.C., Herodotus (484-425 B.C.) wrote: “The Egyptians clear themselves on three consecutive days, every month, seeking after health by emetics and enemas for they think that all of disease comes to man from food.”
The practice of colon hydrotherapy continued to grow through the Middle Ages becoming a popular practice for the wealthy.
The 17th century eventually became the ‘age of the enema’. It was the fashion in Parisian society to enjoy as many as three or four enemas a day, the popular belief being that the internal washing was for wellbeing.
As apparatuses continued to innovate and the practice was flowing out to the general public, standards were being put in place.
During the 19th century and early 20th century, colon hydrotherapy slowly dwindled as laxatives and other drugs became more commercially available.
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg eventually brought the colon hydrotherapy practice back in the United States. He was a huge proponent of proper nutrition, enemas, and exercise in the treatment of diseases. “It was reported in the 1917 Journal of American Medicine by Dr. Kellogg that he treated more than 40,000 cases of gastrointestinal disease and less than one percent needed surgery.
From the 1940s, colon hydrotherapy continued to evolve, and by the early 1950s, colon hydrotherapy was flourishing in the U.S. Towards the mid-1960s the practice started to dwindle again due to colostomy and prescriptive laxatives being implemented in hospitals.
Today, despite the extreme growth of prescription drugs, the colon hydrotherapy practice is continuing to grow and evolve as people elect to heal naturally, where your best interest is in body and mind.
Symptoms of Bowels Needing Cleansing
- Tension & Irritability
- Menstrual problems
- Skin Problems
- Body Odor
- Bad Breath
- High or Low Blood Pressure
- Candida-yeast overgrowth
- Inability to concentrate
- Metallic taste in mouth
- Frequent Colds
- Lack of sexual response
- Belly fat
- Loss of memory & concentration
- Brittle hair and nails
- Food cravings
- Food allergies
- Nervousness & worry
- Mental fatigue
- Lower back pain
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