Enemas for health have been enhancing vitality, relieving unnecessary suffering, and giving constipation relief to mankind for thousands of years. Yes, a good water cleanse has played a natural healing role in history for thousands of years. I find that fascinating.
In fact, an excellent colon cleanse program which includes a highly effective psyllium fiber supplement helped to restore my health. Intestinal health is very important to the wellbeing of the entire body and it is nice to know you have some options to address your colon. Though personally, I am partial to the Colonix colon cleanse program.
To continue, there is an Egyptian medical document called the Ebers Papyrus (paper like material made from the papyrus plant) from about 1550 BC. It is one of the two oldest preserved medical documents anywhere. It is among the most important medical papyri of ancient Egypt.
It is also commonly called Papyrus Ebers. The papyrus contains information on intestinal health, disease and parasites. Thirty-five paragraphs (paragraphs 50-85) concentrate on intestinal parasites. There is a very long history of enema benefits.
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The Ebers Papyrus was purchased at Luxor (Thebes) in the winter of 1873-1874 by Georg Ebers and is now in the library of the University of Leipzig in Germany. Thebes is an ancient Egyptian city. It is probably the richest and largest (just over two square miles) archaeological site in the world.
The Ebers Papyrus is written in hieratic Egyptian writing and preserves for us the most voluminous record of ancient Egyptian medicine known.
The other ancient medical document, The Edwin Smith Papyrus, is the world’s earliest known medical document. It is dated at about 1600 BC.
Both of these ancient medical documents write about enema benefits and how cleansing the bowel is beneficial for better health.
Enema Cleansing Passage in the Essene Gospel of Peace
In the Essene Gospel of Peace, Book One at Amazon, from the third century, there was a passage in that little spiritual book on the benefits of cleaning the colon that was pretty powerful to me. Water cleanse benefits like cleaning out the impurities from the colon were clearly communicated.
Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, the author of The Essene Gospel of Peace, beautifully translates Jesus Christ’s teachings. The Essene’s write, which Szekely translated, about the angel of water. They say not only is it necessary to cleanse without, outside the body with water, but it is also necessary to cleanse within.
Szekely writes that if the insides of a person are unclean, they can be full of horrible abominations. He writes about suffering the angel of water to baptize you also within, “That you may become free from all your past sins, and that within likewise you may become as pure as the river’s foam sporting in the sunlight.
“Seek, therefore, a large trailing gourd, having a stalk the length of a man; take out its inwards and fill it with water from the river which the sun has warmed.
“Hang it upon the branch of a tree, and kneel upon the ground before the angel of water, and suffer the end of the stalk of the trailing gourd to enter your hinder parts, that the water may flow through your bowels.”
The enema cleansing passage continues and states this water cleanse will free the body from disease and uncleanness’s. Read more on ancient teachings on enema benefits.
As I mentioned earlier, that passage really hit home for me. Those words from that passage on colon cleansing coming from reportedly Jesus Christ made quite an impression on me.
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Water Cleansing Around the Globe
Ancient primitive tribes from around the world also practiced bowel cleansing to receive the enema benefits that have been experienced for thousands of years. Many practiced this procedure in rivers. There is hardly a region in the world where a water cleanse was not used.
These ancient civilizations were using hollow reeds, gourds, horns and other natural devices for water cleansing from early times. Some cleansing devices were made out of a tube attached to a pig’s bladder which acted as a pump action bulb.
The enema bags could be best squeezed with two hands, therefore, another person helped with this procedure.
Simple syringe enemas or clysters (old-fashioned name for enemas) were in use by the 1400s, and continued to be used into the 1800s. The enema nurse in the above photo is holding the old-fashioned clyster. He is getting ready to administer a water cleanse.
The 1600s were quite the popular time for bowel cleansing. Clyster syringes came in a variety of materials and designs. They were made of copper or porcelain, and the rich had syringes made of silver and mother of pearl.
Taking clysters became very fashionable. These clysters appeared a lot in seventeenth and eighteenth century paintings and caricatures.
Former French King Louis XIV (1638-1715) really helped to popularize the clyster, especially amongst royalty. It is claimed that the King had taken enemas about 2000 times in his lifetime and lived a healthy life.
The real increase in usage occurred from the 1600s onwards when the clyster could be self-administered so as to avoid embarrassment for those more shy folks.
The clysters evolved in style but the popularity did decrease over time. The bulb enema syringe later replaced the clyster style in the 1800s.
It was not until the practice of Dr. John Kellogg (1852-1943), an American medical doctor, that the enema cleansing therapy was rejuvenated. He extensively used colon therapy on some forty thousand of his patients with gastrointestinal disease. He reported in the 1917 Journal of American Medicine, that in all but twenty of those cases, he had used no surgery for the treatment of gastrointestinal disease in those patients. The rest were helped as a result of cleansing the bowels, diet and exercise.
Dr. Eli Jones, M.D. (1850-1933), author of Cancer, Its Cause, Symptoms and Treatment at Amazon, who claimed to have a 95% cure rate for treating cancer, also practiced enema cleansing when treating his patients. He knew the extreme importance of proper digestion, good intestinal function, and the importance of regular daily bowel movements.
During the late 19th and early 20th century, laxatives and drugs became more available. More people opted for these treatments over flushing the colon with water.
However, in the United States, during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, enema cleansing was still regularly used as a standard healing practice for the enema benefits among most physicians and implemented as a common health improvement treatment in most hospitals. During World War II, my Mother-in-law volunteered in her local hospital where a water cleanse or a series of water cleanses were commonly administered to the ailing by enema nurses.
But in the 1950s, the use of colon therapy with water gradually started to decrease. This decline over the years was because the time consuming process, mess, social stigma, and less economic feasibility all but removed this effective bowel flushing practice in the hospitals. It was also much easier for the patient to receive a laxative.
Then by the end of the 20th century, the colon cleansing therapy gradually started growing again. However, for the above reasons, this health building practice has not resumed in the hospitals.
Water Cleansing for Health Addresses Bowel Problems and Strengthens Immune System
The bowel cleansing procedures were administered to those with constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, painful menstruation, depression, toxicity, gastrointestinal distress, headaches, acne, allergies, fevers, and to stimulate the immune system while sick. In addition, bowel flushing was used to prepare for childbirth and for ancient religious ceremonies.
Bowel flushing was also touted for better health, increased wellbeing and as being good for the skin’s complexion.
The ancient healing practice of colon cleansing with water was definitely an effective home remedy used to address bowel problems of all sorts, numerous health issues, loss of health and also to enhance one’s overall wellbeing and beauty. Water cleanse benefits experienced for thousands of years, will keep this natural healing remedy around as long as humans walk this planet.
If you decide to try a water cleanse for the enema benefits, please make sure to educate yourself thoroughly before attempting this. You can then proceed in a safe and proper fashion. Improved health awaits you!