What is colon hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy is referred to as colonics, colon irrigation, high enemas, or colon therapy. It is the infusion of filtered, temperature controlled water into the colon through a small nozzle that is inserted into the rectum. When the water is introduced into the colon it will hydrate the feces thus allowing the feces to be gently eliminated from the body. Colon cleansing removes accumulations of feces from the walls of the large intestine which are believed to putrefy, harbour parasites or pathogenic gut flora to cause nonspecific symptoms and general ill-health (referred to as "autointoxication"). Accumulated waste material from improper diet and lifestyles produce toxins which impact on the body’s natural ability to self heal, lowering the body’s defense against disease and infection. Unlike regular use of laxatives, or enemas, colonic hydrotherapy is not habit-forming and improves colon muscle tone.
The colon is the last 5.5ft to 6ft of the digestive tract. It is a hollow, tube-like organ approximately 1.5 inches in diameter. Its primary function is to eliminate the waste products out of the digestive system by wave like motion known as peristaltic action. The colon is also the living area for a host of bacteria that help synthesis vitamins such as K and some B vitamins. The colon also serves as a major organ for the reabsorption of water back into the body. It extracts water and salt from solid waste.
The History of Colon Hydrotherapy “altMD.com/articles/history-of-colon-hydrotherapy”
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.
Hippocrates, Pare and Galen also advanced the use of enema therapy.
In earlier times, people implemented enema treatments in a river by using a hollow reed to induce water to flow into the rectum.
At an early time in America . . . Enemas were a commonly used procedure to help maintain health and stave off disease. For example, before the departure of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, a physician instructed them in the appropriateness of using enemas in cases of fever and illness. Our grandparents and great-grandparents grew up with the use of enemas as a widely accepted procedure for reversing the onset of illness.
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.
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 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 in 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!