Colonic irrigation, enemas and clysters date back to and probably before, to 5,000 years ago with the Hindus and 3,000 years with the Egyptians. Clysters were all the rage in the 17th century through the 18th. In the 19th enemas were given on fainting couches. Those 19th century couches had proper ladies on them, receiving smoke enemas to revive them.
In the 1950's "colonics" were flourishing throughout the U.S. Beverly Hills Boulevard in California was then known as "Colonic Row." However, by the 1970's most colon cleansing devices were removed from hospitals and nursing homes. Enema bags became and remain off the shelves of drug stores. Colonic irrigation has receded into the brought on by prohibitions from physicians and state health departments. Contrary to what those groups have brought on this decline and neglect of colonic and general health I conclude:
1. There is value in cleansing the colon
2. It has not received the attention it justly deserves
3. If we work together...it will.
4. For those of us who prefer to maintain our health at its peak we must
learn to use Colon Hydrotherapy.
The volume of the average enema bag is either 1.5 or 2 quarts. One of these bags can not fill the colon. Two of these bags hooked together with a wye connector might fill the colon but but that's not likely. To many people, rubber is an allergy agent. A Colon Hydrotherapy session is not an enema. Hydrotherapy will cleanse the entire length of the colon from the rectum to the illeo-cecal valve. The main difference is that a Hydrotherapy session water fills and is released several times starting with small, gentle fills. The volume increases with each one until the water reaches the valve on the high end of the colon. At the end of each fill the closed effluent tube is opened and the waste water is dumped into the sewer. The recipient remains flat on his/her back and does not get up off of the bed to expel.
There are several companies producing colonic "machines." They are, Dotolo Research and Specialty Health Products. I find them to be quite expensive with prices ranging from six thousand to ten thousand dollars each. My analysis of them finds that their functions are:
1. Provide a route through the machine with a hookup for the spec. tubing,
sight glass to view the effluent and an effluent exit with a plumbing fitting.
2. Provide a mixing faucet to adjust the inffluent temperature for the spec.
3. A means to measure the water temperature i.e. a thermometer.
4. A water switch to turn the spec. inffluent on and off and control the colonic pressure
I do not own one of these machines. However, I do take closed tube colonics using a one piece spec. and tubing from SHP.
I have been using a system at my home who's material cost is about forty dollars. It uses gravity instead of water pressure from municipal mains, a fifteen gallon tank with a siphon tubing.
The materials are:
1. A 15 gallon clear plastic storage bin such as those manufactured by robber maid or stairil light
2. Fifty feet of inexpensive and flexible garden hose
3. 20 feet of clear plastic 5/16 inch tubing.
4. A pump such as I have described in earlier postings or a Higginson
5. A colonic irrigation kit supplied from SHP or Dotolo research. these kits have 40 inch influent, 40 inch corrugated effluent tubes
and one, one piece spec.
6. Two enema tube clamps.
The storage bin, which is my tank, is placed atop a book case with the clear tube siphon inserted. The other end of the siphon tube attaches to the inlet of the enema pump through an enema clamp. The outlet of the pump goes to the inlet of the spec through a second enema clamp. The spec has the corrugated 3/4" outlet tube attached. The outlet of the corrugated tube couples through a plumbing fitting to the garden hose. The garden hose then empties into the toilet.
Now, to answer the questions asked:
A closed system nozzle is one with two ports, one for letting water in and the other is for the waste water where tubing attaches to carry the waste into the sewer. It is a closed system because a valve on the outlet tube must be closed in order to have warm water to flow into the colon.
One piece closed system nozzles, (speculums) are available from:
Specialty Health Products Inc.
21636 N. 14th Ave. Ste A-1
Phoenix, Az 85207
Ph 623 582-4950
Web site: www.shpinc.net