History of the Colon Hydrotherapy
The Edwin Smith Papyrus (c.1700 BC) and the Ebers papyrus (c.1500 BC) hint at the importance of the cleansing of the colon via the rectum. Equally, numerous civilisations (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, China, India, Native Americans, the Essenes,...) offer proof that, throughout all times, cleaning the large intestine has been extolled as a simple act of hygiene, as a therapeutic procedure or as a method of inner purification. The first mention of the enema in medical literature comes from Ancient Egypt. The enema was considered such an essential component of good health that every pharaoh had his own so-called "Guardian of the Anus." Jesus, in The Essene Gospel of Peace from the third century, stated: “The uncleanness within is greater by much than the uncleanness without. And he who cleanses himself without, but within remains unclean, is like a tomb that outwards is painted fair, but is within full of all manner of horrible uncleanliness and abominations. And this holy baptizing is rebirth unto the new life, for your eyes shall henceforth see, and your ears shall hear. Fear no more, after your baptism, and the angels of air and water will eternally abide in you and shall serve you evermore. ”Ancient Greek writings corroborate the Egyptian preoccupation with colonic cleanliness. Hippocrates (460-377 BC) and his followers began to advocate health by enema as well, as did the eternally popular Galen, some 650 years later. Hipocrates described how to carry out colonic cleansing and specified what type of plant had to be added according to the type of illness. In China and India has been practiced for centuries. Pliny in AD 77 tells the legend of Ibis. The legend relates that it was Ibis Ave which taught man how to purge their gut. After a hearty meal of fish, this bird was overloaded and its peak inhaled seawater, introduced in the year, then evacuated and felt better. In the Middle Ages, doctors administered enemas with complex solutions the formulae for which are collected in the ‘antidotarius magnus’ --compiled about 1080 by the archbishop of Salerno. Paré (16th cent.) was the first to describe colonic irrigation in great detail and to make a distinction with a simple enema. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (Michigan, U.S.A.) in 1903 published a comprehensive booklet (Rational Hydrotherapy) on this therapy and in his book recommended colon hydrotherapy for many ailments, including bile, liver, surgical shocks and cholera. Dr. Kellogg reported in the Journal of American Medicine, that in the treatment of more than 40,000 cases of gastrointestinal disease, he had used surgery in only twenty cases. The others were improved by the cleansing of the bowel, improved diet and exercise. The value of colon hydrotherapy has been recognized by many medical practitioners of our time, among which the most notable were James A. Wiltsie MD. and Joseph EG Waddington: "Bowel irrigation scientific and supportive therapy" in which he said that "the abnormal functioning of the intestinal canal is the precursor to many health problems and especially of chronic diseases. The restoration of physiologic intestinal elimination is often of paramount importance, preliminary to eventual full restoration of health in general." CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION: 1.- HISTORY 2.- EFFECTS 3.- PATHOLOGIES 4.- CLASSIFICATION OF THE CONTENTS OF THE INTESTINES 5.- COLON CLEANSING BEFORE COLONOSCOPY References Vassey, C. 1992. Las toxinas, ¿cómo eliminarlas del organismo?. Urano. Roselló, R. 2001. Limpieza interior. Jensen, B. 1992. Limpieza de los tejidos a través de Intestino {Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management}. Walker, N. 1979. Colon Health, the key to a vibrant life. Norwalk Press Cayce, E. 1971. Edgar Cayce"s guide to Colon Care. Inner Vision Publishing Co. Weinberger, S. 1988. Healing within, the complete guide to Colon Health Medsker. 1997. Understanding the need for Colon Hydrotherapy. {Comprendiendo la necesidad de la Hidroterapia del Colon} Medsker Publishing Co. Scholz, N.; Lúhr, K.; Heribert, D. 1998. Fitness für den Darm. Verlag Gesundheit Walker, NW. 1993. Darm-Gesundheit ohne Vertopfung. Worldthausen Verlag Mignot, J. L"Hydrothérapie du Colon. Editions Jouvence Mannier-Shraer, G. 1992. La Santé par l"Hygiène Intestinale. Editions 3 Fontaines Poirot, C. 1997. Les Intestines Naturellement. Massa, B. 1996. Rigenerarsi con la Idrocolonterapia. Editorial Emar. Ullrich, M. 2003. Hidroterapia del Colon Terrass, S. 1996. Síndrome del Colon irritable. Ediciones tutor S.A. Monasterio, M. Introducción a la terapia colónica. Ediciones Kier. Kousmine, C. 1988. Salve su Cuerpo. Asociación Médica Kousmine. 1999. Los Cinco Pilares de la Salud: El Método Kousmine. Ediciones Urano. Moritz, A. Limpieza hepática y de la vesícula. Ediciones Obelisco. Gray, R. 1986. The Colon Health Handbook. Emerald Publishing Briel JW, Schouten WR, Vlot EA, et al. Clinical value of colonic irrigation in patients with continence disturbances. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 1997;40(7):802-805. Weiss, J.; Burnett, V. Colon Cleansing, The Best-kept Secret Walker, N. Colon Health: the Key to a Vibrant Life Baker, M. Colon Irrigation: A Forgotten Key To Health Collings, J. Principles Of Colonic Irrigation Trickett, S. 1990. Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diverticulosis Dorman, T. Exploring Issues of Philosophy and Conscience. Colonics article in Contemporary Health Care, August 2000 - Vol. 5, Issue 8. Bail, J. P., Juglard, G., Framery, D., Deligny, M., and Charles, J. F. [Value of colonic irrigation. Long-term followed-up in 432 colostomized patients]. Presse Med 11-19-1994;23(36):1651-1654. Bastedo WA. Colonic irrigations: their administration, therapeutic application and dangers. JAMA 1932;98:734-736. Cazemier M, Felt-Bersma RJ, Mulder CJ. Anal plugs and retrograde colonic irrigation are helpful in fecal incontinence or constipation. World J Gastroenterology. 2007 Jun 14;13(22):3101-5. Centracchio P. A., Tony. Colon Hydrotherapy–A Forgotten Art; The American Chiropractor; October 1986 pp. 55-5940. Church JM. Warm water irrigation for dealing with spasm during colonoscopy: simple, inexpensive, and effective. Gastrointest Endosc 2002; Nov, 56(5):672-674. Collins D. Colon therapy. In Joseph Pizzorno and Michael Murray, eds. A Textbook of Natural Medicine (Seattle: Bastyr University Publications, 1993). Vol. 1 Collins JG, Mittman P. Effects of colon irrigation on serum electrolytes. Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, Vol 1, Number 1, 1990;1:4-9. The Colon Hydrotherapists Network. Colon Hydrotherapy and its Clinical Applications. Retrieved on 2005-08-31. Friedenwald J, Morrison S. Value, limitations, indications and technic of colonic irrigations. Medical Clinics of North America, May 1935, 1611-1629. Horne S., Colon cleansing: a popular, but misunderstood natural therapy. J Herb Pharmacother. 2006;6(2):93-100. American Herbalists Guild, St. George, UT 84791, USA. Hunt, T. Colonic irrigation. Nurs.Mirror.Midwives.J 7-5-1974;139(1):76-77. Hunt, T. C. Colonic irrigation. Practitioner 1972;208(246):523-524. Kelvinson RC. Colonic hydrotherapy: a review of the available literature. Compl Ther Med 1995;3:88-92. Koch SM, Uludağ O, El Naggar K, van Gemert WG, Baeten CG., Colonic irrigation for defecation disorders after dynamic graciloplasty. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2008 Feb;23(2):195-200. Epub 2007 Sep 21. Lestár B, Polányi C, Bihari L, Garcia J, Vörös A. [Antegrade colonic enema is a choice for the treatment of faecal incontinence and constipation] Magy Seb. 2007 Aug;60(4):210-4. Hungarian. Lim JF, Tang CL, Seow-Choen F, et al. Prospective, randomized trial comparing intraoperative colonic irrigation with manual decompression only for obstructed left-sided colorectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 2005;48(2):205-209. Messina, B. and Grassi, M. [Hydrotherapy in colonic diseases]. Clin Ter. 6-30-1978;85(6):619-629. Zhao Fa, Guo LinLi, Hua JH. Colon Hydrotherapy for Pre-endoscopy preparation. Hebei Medical Journal, Dec 2004, Vol 25, No. 12. Pizzetti D, Annibali R, Bufo A, Pescatori M. Colonic hydrotherapy for obstructed defecation, Colorectal Dis. 2005 Jan;7(1) Taffinder NJ, Tan E, Webb IG, McDonald PJ. Retrograde commercial colonic hydrotherapy. Colorectal Dis. 2004 Jul;6(4):258-60. Tod AM, Stringer E, Levery C, Dean J, Brown J. Rectal irrigation in the management of functional bowel disorders: a review. Br J Nurs. 2007 Jul 26-Aug 8;16(14):858-64. Triadafilopoulos G, Simms RW, Goldenberg DL. Bowel dysfunction in fibromyalgia syndrome. Dig Dis Sci 1991;36:59-64. Van der Berg MM, Geerdes BP, Heij HA, et al. Defecation disorders in children: treatment with colonic irrigation through an appendicostomy. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2005;149(8):418-422. 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History of de Colon Hydrotherapy
The Edwin Smith Papyrus (c.1700 BC) and the Ebers papyrus (c.1500 BC) hint at the importance of the cleansing of the colon via the rectum. Equally, numerous civilisations (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, China, India, Native Americans, the Essenes,...) offer proof that, throughout all times, cleaning the large intestine has been extolled as a simple act of hygiene, as a therapeutic procedure or as a method of inner purification. The first mention of the enema in medical literature comes from Ancient Egypt. The enema was considered such an essential component of good health that every pharaoh had his own so-called "Guardian of the Anus." Jesus, in The Essene Gospel of Peace from the third century, stated: “The uncleanness within is greater by much than the uncleanness without. And he who cleanses himself without, but within remains unclean, is like a tomb that outwards is painted fair, but is within full of all manner of horrible uncleanliness and abominations. And this holy baptizing is rebirth unto the new life, for your eyes shall henceforth see, and your ears shall hear. Fear no more, after your baptism, and the angels of air and water will eternally abide in you and shall serve you evermore. ”Ancient Greek writings corroborate the Egyptian preoccupation with colonic cleanliness. Hippocrates (460-377 BC) and his followers began to advocate health by enema as well, as did the eternally popular Galen, some 650 years later. Hipocrates described how to carry out colonic cleansing and specified what type of plant had to be added according to the type of illness. In China and India has been practiced for centuries. Pliny in AD 77 tells the legend of Ibis. The legend relates that it was Ibis Ave which taught man how to purge their gut. After a hearty meal of fish, this bird was overloaded and its peak inhaled seawater, introduced in the year, then evacuated and felt better. In the Middle Ages, doctors administered enemas with complex solutions the formulae for which are collected in the ‘antidotarius magnus’ --compiled about 1080 by the archbishop of Salerno. Paré (16th cent.) was the first to describe colonic irrigation in great detail and to make a distinction with a simple enema. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (Michigan, U.S.A.) in 1903 published a comprehensive booklet (Rational Hydrotherapy) on this therapy and in his book recommended colon hydrotherapy for many ailments, including bile, liver, surgical shocks and cholera. Dr. Kellogg reported in the Journal of American Medicine, that in the treatment of more than 40,000 cases of gastrointestinal disease, he had used surgery in only twenty cases. The others were improved by the cleansing of the bowel, improved diet and exercise. The value of colon hydrotherapy has been recognized by many medical practitioners of our time, among which the most notable were James A. Wiltsie MD. and Joseph EG Waddington: "Bowel irrigation scientific and supportive therapy" in which he said that "the abnormal functioning of the intestinal canal is the precursor to many health problems and especially of chronic diseases. The restoration of physiologic intestinal elimination is often of paramount importance, preliminary to eventual full restoration of health in general." CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION: 1.- HISTORY 2.- EFFECTS 3.- PATHOLOGIES 4.- CLASSIFICATION    OF    THE    CONTENTS    OF    THE INTESTINES 5.- COLON CLEANSING BEFORE COLONOSCOPY References Vassey, C. 1992. Las toxinas, ¿cómo eliminarlas del organismo?. Urano. Roselló, R. 2001. Limpieza interior. Jensen, B. 1992. Limpieza de los tejidos a través de Intestino {Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management}. Walker, N. 1979. Colon Health, the key to a vibrant life. Norwalk Press Cayce, E. 1971. Edgar Cayce"s guide to Colon Care. Inner Vision Publishing Co. Weinberger, S. 1988. Healing within, the complete guide to Colon Health Medsker. 1997. Understanding the need for Colon Hydrotherapy. {Comprendiendo la necesidad de la Hidroterapia del Colon} Medsker Publishing Co. Scholz, N.; Lúhr, K.; Heribert, D. 1998. Fitness für den Darm. Verlag Gesundheit Walker, NW. 1993. Darm-Gesundheit ohne Vertopfung. Worldthausen Verlag Mignot, J. L"Hydrothérapie du Colon. Editions Jouvence Mannier-Shraer, G. 1992. La Santé par l"Hygiène Intestinale. Editions 3 Fontaines Poirot, C. 1997. Les Intestines Naturellement. Massa, B. 1996. Rigenerarsi con la Idrocolonterapia. Editorial Emar. Ullrich, M. 2003. Hidroterapia del Colon Terrass, S. 1996. Síndrome del Colon irritable. Ediciones tutor S.A. Monasterio, M. Introducción a la terapia colónica. Ediciones Kier. Kousmine, C. 1988. Salve su Cuerpo. Asociación Médica Kousmine. 1999. Los Cinco Pilares de la Salud: El Método Kousmine. Ediciones Urano. Moritz, A. Limpieza hepática y de la vesícula. Ediciones Obelisco. Gray, R. 1986. The Colon Health Handbook. Emerald Publishing Briel JW, Schouten WR, Vlot EA, et al. Clinical value of colonic irrigation in patients with continence disturbances. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 1997;40(7):802-805. Weiss, J.; Burnett, V. Colon Cleansing, The Best-kept Secret Walker, N. Colon Health: the Key to a Vibrant Life Baker, M. Colon Irrigation: A Forgotten Key To Health Collings, J. Principles Of Colonic Irrigation Trickett, S. 1990. Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diverticulosis Dorman, T. Exploring Issues of Philosophy and Conscience. Colonics article in Contemporary Health Care, August 2000 - Vol. 5, Issue 8. Bail, J. P., Juglard, G., Framery, D., Deligny, M., and Charles, J. F. [Value of colonic irrigation. Long-term followed-up in 432 colostomized patients]. Presse Med 11-19-1994;23(36):1651-1654. Bastedo WA. Colonic irrigations: their administration, therapeutic application and dangers. JAMA 1932;98:734-736. Cazemier M, Felt-Bersma RJ, Mulder CJ. Anal plugs and retrograde colonic irrigation are helpful in fecal incontinence or constipation. World J Gastroenterology. 2007 Jun 14;13(22):3101-5. Centracchio P. A., Tony. Colon Hydrotherapy–A Forgotten Art; The American Chiropractor; October 1986 pp. 55-5940. Church JM. Warm water irrigation for dealing with spasm during colonoscopy: simple, inexpensive, and effective. Gastrointest Endosc 2002; Nov, 56(5):672-674. Collins D. Colon therapy. In Joseph Pizzorno and Michael Murray, eds. A Textbook of Natural Medicine (Seattle: Bastyr University Publications, 1993). Vol. 1 Collins JG, Mittman P. Effects of colon irrigation on serum electrolytes. Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, Vol 1, Number 1, 1990;1:4-9. The Colon Hydrotherapists Network. Colon Hydrotherapy and its Clinical Applications. Retrieved on 2005-08-31. Friedenwald J, Morrison S. Value, limitations, indications and technic of colonic irrigations. Medical Clinics of North America, May 1935, 1611-1629. Horne S., Colon cleansing: a popular, but misunderstood natural therapy. J Herb Pharmacother. 2006;6(2):93-100. American Herbalists Guild, St. George, UT 84791, USA. Hunt, T. Colonic irrigation. Nurs.Mirror.Midwives.J 7-5- 1974;139(1):76-77. Hunt, T. C. Colonic irrigation. Practitioner 1972;208(246):523- 524. Kelvinson RC. Colonic hydrotherapy: a review of the available literature. Compl Ther Med 1995;3:88-92. Koch SM, Uludağ O, El Naggar K, van Gemert WG, Baeten CG., Colonic irrigation for defecation disorders after dynamic graciloplasty. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2008 Feb;23(2):195-200. Epub 2007 Sep 21. Lestár B, Polányi C, Bihari L, Garcia J, Vörös A. [Antegrade colonic enema is a choice for the treatment of faecal incontinence and constipation] Magy Seb. 2007 Aug;60(4):210-4. Hungarian. Lim JF, Tang CL, Seow-Choen F, et al. Prospective, randomized trial comparing intraoperative colonic irrigation with manual decompression only for obstructed left-sided colorectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 2005;48(2):205-209. Messina, B. and Grassi, M. [Hydrotherapy in colonic diseases]. Clin Ter. 6-30-1978;85(6):619-629. Zhao Fa, Guo LinLi, Hua JH. Colon Hydrotherapy for Pre- endoscopy preparation. Hebei Medical Journal, Dec 2004, Vol 25, No. 12. Pizzetti D, Annibali R, Bufo A, Pescatori M. Colonic hydrotherapy for obstructed defecation, Colorectal Dis. 2005 Jan;7(1) Taffinder NJ, Tan E, Webb IG, McDonald PJ. Retrograde commercial colonic hydrotherapy. Colorectal Dis. 2004 Jul;6(4):258-60. Tod AM, Stringer E, Levery C, Dean J, Brown J. Rectal irrigation in the management of functional bowel disorders: a review. Br J Nurs. 2007 Jul 26-Aug 8;16(14):858-64. Triadafilopoulos G, Simms RW, Goldenberg DL. Bowel dysfunction in fibromyalgia syndrome. Dig Dis Sci 1991;36:59-64. Van der Berg MM, Geerdes BP, Heij HA, et al. Defecation disorders in children: treatment with colonic irrigation through an appendicostomy. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2005;149(8):418-422. If you would like additional information regarding our services or to request an appointment, you can contact us by phone (952 80 53 68) or by email .
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