Colon Cleansing/Hydration (also known as
colonics, high enemas, or colon irrigation), is a safe, effective method of removing
waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs. By introducing filtered
and temperature regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened,
resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This process is repeated a few
times during a session.
Colon Cleansing/Hydration is best used in combination
with adequate nutrient and fluid intake as well as exercise. Today's sophisticated
technology promotes both the safety and sanitation of this popular cleansing
Why Should I Be Concerned About
The colon has been referred to
as the sewer system of the body. It is the place where we store the waste material
that most of us would rather not think about and most of us don't until our health
becomes poor or we feel constipated or have diarrhea. It best benefits the body due
to release of this accumulated congestion in the bowel.
Historians tell us that the
practice of Colon Cleansing/Hydration in its most basic form was first used by the
Egyptians. The Ebers Papyrus, of the 14th century B.C., and the Edwin Smith Papyrus
(c. 1700 B.C.), both mention enemas and give directions for the use of the enema.
The Essene Gospel of the third century stated, "The uncleanness within is
greater than the uncleanness without. And he who cleanses himself without, but
within remains unclean, is like a tomb that outward is painted fair, but is within
full of all manner of horrible uncleannesses and abominations."
Century became known as the "age of the enema", or the "age of clysters". It was
an acceptable practice in Parisian society to enjoy as many as three or four enemas
a day, the belief being that an internal washing or "lavement" was essential to
By the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, with the advent
of rubber, the enema or clyster slowly gave way to colon Cleansing/Hydration
equipment which improved the cleansing of the colon.
Dr. Kellogg reported in
the 1917 Journal of American Medicine that in the treatment of gastrointestinal
disease in over 40,000 cases, he had used surgery in only twenty cases. The rest
were helped as a result of cleansing the bowels, diet, and exercise.
Cleansing/Hydration eventually gained the attention of James A. Wiltsie, M.D., who
contended that "our knowledge of the normal and abnormal physiology of the colon,
and of its pathology and management, has not kept pace with that of many organs and
systems of the body." He went on to say, "As long as we continue to assume that
the colon will take care of itself, just that long will we remain in complete
ignorance of perhaps the most important source of ill health in the whole
How Many Colon
Cleansing/Hydration Sessions Does One Need?
Of course, the number
of Colon Cleansing/Hydration sessions desired will depend on the individual. Every
person's goals will differ. Just as some people exercise on a daily or weekly basis
to tone and tighten their outer body, some people follow an ongoing cleansing,
toning and rebuilding regimen for the inner body. Colon Cleansing/Hydration could be
used as part of any regular maintenance program.
What Is A Colon Cleansing/Hydration Session Like?
is a comfortable experience for many people. It produces no toxicity. Techniques
utilized allow a small amount of water to flow into the colon gently stimulating the
colon's natural peristaltic action to release softened waste. The inflow of a small
amount of water and the release of waste may be repeated several times. The removal
of waste should encourage better colon function and elimination.
the session, most clothing can be kept on and you will be draped, or a gown might be
worn to ensure modesty. Your dignity is always maintained.
Modern Colon Cleansing/Hydration
equipment is manufactured through compliance with strict FDA guidelines that dictate
rigorous accountability. The FDA-registered equipment features temperature
controlled water mixing and back flow prevention valves, pressure and temperature
sensors, and a built-in chemical sanitizing unit and/or water purification unit.
Disposable single-use rectal tubes, and/or speculae are highly
Colon Cleansing/Hydration Client
& Hydrotherapist Population
It is estimated that there are many
hundreds of colon hydrotherapists in the United States assisting hundreds of
thousands of clients to enjoy the benefits of Colon Cleansing/Hydration. Many of
these clients claim that due to Colon Cleansing/Hydration, they have been able to
live their lives without drugs, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, and pain pills. In
a society where Eastern and Western medicine combined to give us the best of both
worlds, the acceptance of Colon Cleansing/Hydration has continued to grow with
The following are a few
of the reasons many people seek to include Colon Cleansing/Hydration as part of
their total health regimen:
Health conscious individuals use colon cleansing/hydration
during a period of life-style change or as preventative
Some individuals use colon cleansing/hydration
to begin to break poor and non-life supportive
Some people have found colon cleansing/hydration
helpful when manifesting symptoms of intestinal
A number come in during a fast (cleansing
program) - A raw food diet and/or gall bladder flush encourage a more thorough
cleansing of the intestines.
Some are working on
releasing emotional or spiritual issues which they feel are physiologically rooted
in their intestines.
Colon Cleansing/Hydration sessions
have been used in preparation for diagnostic studies (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy),
pre- and post- surgery or barium x-ray, stool samples and geriatric
More Information about Colon
* Townsend Letter Article
by Morton Walker, DPM; August / September 2000
Article (pdf format)
* COLONIC IRRIGATIONS: A
REVIEW OF THE HISTORICAL CONTROVERSY AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS - by
Douglas G. Richards, Ph.D., David L. McMillin, M.A.,Eric A. Mein, M.D., and Carl D.
Downloaded from the Meridian
Institute Web Site
Irrigations: A Review of the Historical Controversy and the Potential for Adverse
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