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.
In the 19th Century, it was considered that the bacteria associated with the colon could be cleansed, and toxins eliminated from the body by creating a flushing system that worked with gravity.
In 1908, Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff received the Nobel Prize for research on immunity, and found that diseases occur 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.
Soon, Sir W. Arbuthnot Lane found that the bowel was the source of many health problems, and that toxins within the colon are the causes of all disease. Lane went on to author the book, The Prevention of The Diseases Peculiar to Civilization, in 1929.