Colon hydrotherapy is a detoxification process dating back to around 1500 B.C. Colon hydrotherapy was practised in Egypt. The “Eber Papyrus,” an ancient medical document indicates that physicians of the time used colon hydrotherapy to treat fever and remove mucus. The ancient Greeks used colonic hydrotherapy on those with diseases.
Sir W. Arbuthnot Lane, a Scottish surgeon 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. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, of the renowned Battle Creek Sanatorium, reported in the 1917 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. “Colon hydrotherapy eliminates from the bowel the accumulated waste material which may get absorbed. If this absorption takes place, it overwhelms the other purification organs such as the liver, the kidneys, the skin, and the lungs. The toxin deposition which becomes lodged throughout the body’s tissues and cells become capable of triggering a variety of illnesses,” rheumatologist Dr. Arthur E. Brawer.