An Enema cleans up the colon and induces bowel movements. The process
of enema requires liquid that is forced with a low pressure into the
rectum through anus. Enemas have been in practice from ancient time
and helped to cure a lot of disorders like constipation, poisoning,
acute headache, flu, common cold, meningitis, measles and a lot more.
In earlier days, as early as 1500 B.C, an Egyptian, Ebers Papyrus has
mentioned it. Some time around this period an Egyptian king also had a
doctor, who was responsible for all enema related medical treatments.
Even Greeks have written about the Egyptians cleanliness with use of
Facts have shown that in ancient times, enema was
very much in the routine for some serious problems too. The Egyptians
believed that all diseases were caused by superfluities of the food,
which now most people believe to be true.
Enemas were known in the ancient African region,
Greece, Babylonia, India, and China. It is also known that American
Indians developed it by using a syringe made of an animal bladder and
a hollow leg bone. Pre-Columbian South Americans also used latex in
the first rubber enema bags and tubes. Enemas can also be seen in some
famous literature by some great authors of all time like Aristophanes
to Shakespeare, Gulliver Travels to Peyton Place. In fact, there is
hardly a region where enema was not used.
In pre-revolutionary France adapted enemas were
used on a daily basis after dinner and were also considered good for
skin complexion. This practice was considered as a good remedy for
many diseases. Even Louis XIV had used enema about 2000 times in his
whole lifetime and stayed healthy for his entire life.
However nowadays things are changing and people
have forgotten the importance of this complementary treatment.
Nevertheless, the fact is that this practice will become more popular
in the days to come as the mental barriers fall in the face of the