Historians tell us that the practice of Colon Hydrotherapy, in its basic form; the Enema, was first used by the Egyptians. The Ebers Paprus, [14th Century BC], and the Edwin Smith Paprus [c.1700 BC] both mention enemas and give directions for the use of the enema.
By the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, with the advent of rubber and plastic, the enema slowly gave way to FDA standard and safety in colon hydrotherapy equipment.
Dr. Kellogg reported in the 1917 Journal of America Medicine that the treatment of gastrointestinal disease in over 40,000 cases, he used surgery in only 20 cases. The rest of the cases were helped as a result of the cleansing of the bowls, diet and exercise.
Colon Hydrotherapy gained the attention of James A. Wiltsie, MD, who said, “As long as we continue to assume that the colon will take care of itself, just that long will we remain in complete ignorance of perhaps the most important source of ill health in the whole body.”