Colon Hydrotherapy History?
Hippocrates in 500 B.C. suggested using enemas for fever therapy. Pliny from 77 A.D. identifies the origin of the enema from the lbis bird of Egypt which drew water into its beak and self administered the enema. The enema of the 17th century was so popular that “no home was without one”. At the turn of the century, colon therapy gained the attention of such physicians such as Dr. Wiltsie, Dr. Waddington, Dr. Jenson, and Dr. Norman Walker.
- Colon Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death of all cancers in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, 90% of all cancers could be avoided by changing lifestyle and diet.
- Aside from pain relievers, more money is spent on laxatives than any other over-the-counter medications. Roughly 18,000 tons of laxatives are sold each year in the United States.
- A healthy normal colon should weigh approximately 3-5 pounds at full capacity. The colons capacity is 64 ounces on average.
- The colon cleansing process can cause a “healing crisis”….sometimes we get a little worse before we can get better.
- Ideal transit time should be anywhere from 17-24 hours from the time a substance is ingested to the time it is eliminated.
- The colon has no pain receptor nerves; once pain or discomfort has become apparent, the condition has become very serious and in need of immediate attention.
- It takes 15 enemas to do the job of 1 colon hydrotherapy session.
- The average person doesn’t take care of the bowel until a problem becomes evident.
- The longer it takes feces to move the more water is absorbed making it harder and compact and elimination becomes difficult and painful.
Colon Hydrotherapy is not to be given with the following conditions unless prescribed by your doctor.
- Abdominal hernia
- Carcinoma of the Colon
- Congestive heart failure
- GI Hemorrhage/Perforation
- Renal Insufficiency
- Recent abdominal Surgery (within 6 months)
- Severe anemia
- Severe Hemorrhoids
- Ulcerative colitis
- Uncontrolled Hypertension