History

Historians tell us that the practice of Colon Hydrotherapy, or in its basic form; Enema, was first used by the Egyptians. The Ebers Paprus, of the 14th Century B.C., and the Edwin Smith Paprus (c. 1700 BC.,) 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 cleanness without. And he who cleanses himself without, but within remains unclean, is a tomb that outward is painted fair, but is within full of all manner of horrible uncleanness and abominations.”

By the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, with the advent of rubber and plastic the enema slowly gave way to strict FDA standards and safety in colon hydrotherapy equipment.

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 of the cases were helped as a result of the cleansing of the bowels, diet and of course exercise.

Colon Hydrotherapy 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 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 body.”