From Ancient Egypt to Modern Hollywood
Colonic irrigation is a brilliant ancient wisdom first recorded 1500B.C. in ancient Egyptian documents called “Ebers Papyrus”. Hypocrites, Galen and Pare also recognized the use of enema for health benefits. Before the departure of the Lewis and Clarke expedition in 1804, a physician instructed them in the appropriateness of using enemas in cases of fever and illness. In the early 1900’s in Battle Creek, Michigan Dr John Harvey Kellogg, the famous surgeon father of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, used enemas on a regular basis. After he performed over 22,000 colon surgeries, Dr Kellogg said he never saw a single normal healthy colon. In 1917 he reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association — that in all but 20 cases – he used no surgery for the treatment of gastrointestinal disease in his patients!
The popularity of colon therapy in the United States reached its apex in the 1920’s and 1930’s. At that time, colonic irrigation machines were commonly seen and regularly used as a standard practice, in hospitals and physician’s offices. According to several pioneers in this field, such as Bernard Jenson DC, PhD, Norman Walker DSc, PhD, Max Gerson MD, Leon Chaitow ND, Richard Anderson ND and others, the intestinal tract reflects and affects every organ of the body. Actually, every one of our organs reflects every part of the body. But it is most obvious and very much accessible to us to alter the health of our organs through the colonic procedure.
But in the ensuing 60 to 70 years the public’s use and access to this valuable health treatment greatly decreased due to the wide use of laxatives.
In recent years, getting a colonic treatment has again become increasingly popular. Princess Diana was an outspoken fan – British newspapers reported that she regularly used colonic to cleanse her colon. For many Hollywood celebrities, both male and female colon hydrotherapy is the preferred cleansing procedure.
Such a long history of colonic irrigation proves how valuable this therapy is to the overall ongoing maintenance of health. With the development of modern colon hydrotherapy machines, colonics are now safe and convenient.