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History of Enema

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.

Enema history

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 enemas.

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 huge benefits.

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