Colonic irrigation is not a new therapy. Enemas and rituals involving the washing of the colon with water
have been used since pagan times. The first record mentioning colon cleansing is an Egyptian medical papyrus dated as early as 1500 B.C.
Hippocrates, Galen and Paracelsus, who are recognized as the founding fathers of Western medicine, described, practiced and prescribed the use of enemas for colon cleansing.
Both in Europe and in the USA, the popularity of colon cleansing treatments was remarkable in the early decades of the twentieth century, when colon irrigation equipment was commonly used by doctors practicing in sanatorium (health spas) and hospitals. From the 1920s to the 1960s, the regular use of enemas was standard practice amongst most medical practitioners and they were implemented as common treatment in most hospitals.
With the rapid advancement of pharmaceutical approaches to treating various conditions, natural forms of healing, (including colon cleansing) had suffered a temporary setback. However, the pharmaceuticals have failed to deliver a neatly packaged 'pop and go' solution to most complaints.
So, having traveled the full circle, we are back to natural healing. Now, having moved to the fringes of mainstream medical practice, colon hydrotherapy is fast becoming, yet again, one of the most popular holistic treatments.
By going for colon hydrotherapy you will find yourself in good company: Hollywood legend Mae West, Princess Diana and John Lennon were amongst the therapy's most famous adherents.
Anthony Robbins, one of the greatest personal development coaches of our time, uses colonics for himself, as a cleansing and health promotion therapy, and has become a great advocate of colonics as an important part of personal development and growth.