Clean air is an ally for respiratory health just as clean water is an ally for digestive and eliminative heath. Water that is consumed hydrates the cells of the body and assists in the elimination of toxins. Drinking water is the one method for taking water into the body. Washing the exterior of the body removes dead skin and toxins and invigorates the body. There is another very effective way that uses water to remove massive amounts of toxins from the bowels. This practice is called colon hydrotherapy. Simply translated it means the therapeutic use of water to clean the colon. The use of water to cleanse the colon is nothing new. Ancient cultures like the Egyptians and Romans practiced forms of colon irrigation. Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine” employed the use of water in the colon for healing as well. In fact colon hydrotherapy was staple in the medical practice and colon irrigation machines were common in hospitals and doctors offices up into the 1930s. It seems that a trend to move away from the simple practice of colonic irrigation has gradually evolved since that time. This may be due to the preference for “state of the art” treatments. Let’s face it, an enema is low-tech, but so is the longest established and most effective natural cure, fasting.
Currently there has been a reemergence of the use of colon hydrotherapy in holistic healing practices. While part of the medical establishment chooses to dismiss the historical and current day use of colon hydrotherapy, testimonials and dramatic accounts of healing continue. John H. Kellogg M.D. operated a sanitarium (health resort) in Battle Creek, Michigan where he specialized in treating gastrointestinal disorders in the early 1900s. In his practice he treated over 40,000 patients using colon hydrotherapy. He reported a 90 percent success rate in which only 20 patients required surgery. He documented these astounding results in the American Journal of Medicine in 1917.
Colon hydrotherapy is one of the cleansing options available during retreats and detox events at Camp Rawnora. A certified colon hydrotherapist is on hand to guide you through this cleansing procedure.