Medicinal Enema Pt. 2

Medicinal Enema Pt. 2

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Medicinal Enema Pt. 2

February 29, 2016
Bill Haberman
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See previous parts for important information.

 

What is the History of Enemas?

 

Although we do not have direct evidence, many archaeologists believe that the ancient Egyptians practiced a form of enema therapy, which they thought was passed down from the Gods.  Herodotus, the famous Greek chronicler, described the common use of enemas in Egypt.

a ancient egypt

 

In ancient Babylon and Assyria they used colon cleansing as their tablets mention what we would call enemas.  

a babylonian tablet

These writing are dated as early as 600 B.C.

 

In the Susruta Samhita, a Hindu medical text, we find references to enema syringes and other items related to this therapy.

 

Around the fourth and fifth century the Greek physician Hippocrates, one of the three fathers of modern medicine, mentions the use of enemas in his text, On Regimen in Acute Disease.  He suggested that they were particularly good for fighting fever and as well as other medical problems.

 

Following the lead of Hippocrates, the Roman physician, Asclepiades relied on enemas as his therapy of first choice for removing intestinal paracites, relieving constipation, and addressing fever.   

 

It is widely known that ancient Africans considered the enema a first choice for many problems.  

 

In the middle ages the rich and royals believed in the enema as almost a health necessity.  For example in 1480, Louis XI’s apoplexy was lessened, after receiving an enema.  The king was so impressed with the results of is enemas that he had his pet dogs treated to enemas whenever there was the slightest hint of a problem.  

 

I had a friend whose mother was like that.  He did not dare tell her he did not feel good, because he knew what she would do about it.  But after studying about enemas, she may have been practicing good medicine, and at worst it would not hurt.

 

The 17th century Parisian society embraced enemas as sort of a frenzied fade.  One writer called this age of enemas. They thought internal colon cleansing through colon hydrotherapy provided the key to wellness.

 

The French King Louis XIV’s doctor recorded 2000 enemas that were given to the king.

 

The advent of laxatives began the decline of enemas.  The doctors found that less trouble for them.  Just give the patient a dose and leave.   But they were forgetting about the other usages and benefits of enemas also.  

 

A renaissance of enemas was begun by Dr. John H. Kellogg.  

a john H. Kellogg

He started using enemas again.  He had some 40,000 patients with gastrointestinal problems and never had to do surgery.  Why?  He was doing medicinal enemas instead.  He was the real doctor behind the fictional doctor in the movie, The Road to Wellville.   
Later in the 1950’s colon hydrotherapy became popular, and the fade turned Beverly Boulevard in California into what was called “Colonic row”. It is said that Mae West had an enema every day.  But that fade subsided by the middle 1960’s.  

About The Author

Dr. Bill in San Antonio, TX, holds six degrees in religious studies including a Ph.D. and a Th.D. He holds several other certificates and certifications. He has been what some call a professional student.

Raised mostly in rural south and south-central Texas, he is equally at ease on the ranch, in the woods, in meditation, or metaphysical pursuits.

He was the author of two books now out of print and several that he has not pushed for publication. He has written numerous articles in pier review journals during his time in traditional ministry.

He was invited to be on the translation committee for a modern Bible translation but declined, for philosophic differences over translation presuppositions.

His studies in comparative religions led him into an in depth study of metaphysics.

He has a knack for noticing overlapping principles in different systems. It occurred to him that when things keep showing up in many religions that these maybe the secret truth past down from our ancient past that are applicable to us today.

As in folk lore Odin hung from the tree upside down and after nine days, came to know the secret runes. Today Dr. Bill strives to look at repeating truths in a different way. He is willing as needed to take the time to see the secrets that are ready to be opened from different directional considerations.

Dr. Bill was a traditional minister for 25 years, filling pulpits two times a week and teaching many classes.

Now he has centered his work on the metaphysical of spirituality.

Dr. Bill looks at the metaphysical and spiritual from a new eclectic perspective. This rare insight has been a boon to him and as he works to help you can be a boon to you

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