What is an Enema
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An enema is a procedure, which entails administering water and other
substances at low pressure into the rectum
Enemas can be
traced back to ancient times when people implemented enema treatments in
the rivers, by using hollow reeds to induce water to flow into the
rectum. This cleansing ritual was used in primitive tribes from the
African and Asian priests and shamans practiced this
magical-medical colon cleansing method. This therapeutic treatments with
enemas were also an important part of the Taoist training regimen.
enemas were practiced in Mayan Ceremonials, and many other Central and
South American Indian tribes. In fact some surviving tribes continue the
traditional colon cleansing practice to this day.
and Galen, the founding fathers of Western medicine, described,
and prescribed the use of enemas as colon therapy.
the UK and Europe, enemas were a common practice to control fevers,
colds, upset stomachs (along many other problems and diseases). The
popularity of colon cleansing treatments were remarkable in the early
decades of the 20th century when colon irrigation apparatus were
commonly seen throughout the 1920's and 30's, enemas were regularly used
as a standard practice among most physicians and implemented as common
treatments in most hospitals.
It was not until the 50's with the
advances of modern medicine and the introduction of antibiotics, that
the use of colon and enema therapy started gradually to decrease.
What type of Enema is used?
type of Enema used for your treatment is called a Retention enema. It
means injecting a solution into the rectum and holding for a specific
time. An implant or retention enema generally uses only enough liquid, to
fill the rectum and possibly
the sigmoid colon. These enemas can be anything from 500ml to 1 litre of water, blended with a solution: some people will be able to hold
the full litre while others will only be half, depending upon the size of the sigmoid colon and rectum and
do not recommend Enemas alone, if there is a long standing constipation
issue, as it will not have a deep enough effect. I would strongly
recommend that you try a colonic irrigation instead. If you have a daily bowel movement and you want to boost up
hydration or enhance your gut's health, then we can discuss which enema
would be most appropriate for you to have from the range I offer.
If you decide to have an enema alone, no colonic hydrotherapy will be added to the procedure. Otherwise, I
will proceed with the usual Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment for 20
minutes before administering the chosen enema. You will be able to relax from a few minutes to 1/2 hour
while the enema gets to work! The enema is administered at a
temperature between 34 to 39 degre Celsius.
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Therapies offered at 4 Balance and
Health are not substitutes for traditional medical care by your GP, they
are complementary therapies that may be used in conjunction with
conventional medicine. Should you be aware of any reasons why these
therapies are contra-indicated to you or you have a serious health
problem, please consult your GP prior to their use.
If you need anymore information, please, email
or call me on 0207 247 7742
within the hours of 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday,
I will be happy to answer any enquiries you might have.