The importance of maintaining a healthy colon, or large bowel/intestine, to stave off disease has been known since ancient times.
Proper nutrition and digestion build the foundation for a healthy digestive tract, whereas nutritional imbalance, chronic constipation, food allergies, and medications, such as antibiotics and steroids, impair the intestinal environment and favor the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria, yeast and parasites.
Poor colon health may lead to a variety of chronic diseases and immune disorders. Especially in times of disease, the help of enemas or colon irrigation devices is needed.
Colon Health - a Historical View
Enemas were recorded as early as 1400 B.C. in an Egyptian medical document called the "Eber Papyrus." The famous physicians of antiquity, Hippocrates and Galen, also advanced the use of enema therapy.
In 1917, the American physician, Dr. Kellogg, reported in the Journal of American Medicine that in his 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.
In the 1920's and 1930's, colon therapy was popular in the United States and Europe. Colon irrigation machines were commonly seen, and regularly used, as a standard practice in hospitals and physician's offices. In the ensuing decades until today, the public's use of and access to this valuable health treatment, greatly decreased. This may be the single most important factor in the increase of chronic diseases in Western populations.
The Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy
- stimulate peristalsis
- breaks down hardened fecal matter
- purges parasites
Colon Hydrotherapy eliminates from the bowel accumulated waste material which promotes putrefaction and the growth of disease causing bacteria. If toxic waste gets absorbed by the blood stream, the other purification organs such as the liver, the kidneys, the lungs and the skin, become overwhelmed.
Toxins then will be stored throughout the body's tissues and cells, which may trigger a variety of chronic diseases and immune disorders, such as allergies, asthma, Chronic Fatigue, and Fibromyalgia, to name only a few.
Detoxification through cleansing the colon is an important part of each immunotherapy protocol. Together with appropriate diet changes including probiotics and enzymes, exercise and supplementation, Colon Hydrotherapy can help re-establish the healthy equilibrium of beneficial bacteria.
These beneficial bacteria on the mucous membranes of the colon and other parts of our body are the first line of defense, and their restoration is an essential component of the treatment programs at the Issels Treatment Center.
DISCLAIMER: The extent of the response to treatment varies from patient to patient, even with similar diagnosis as the internal bodily environment is unique to each individual patient.