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ENEMAAlso known as rectal irrigation, an enema involves the injection of fluid into the rectum. In naturecure treatment, only lukewarm water is used for cleaning the bowels. The patient is made to lieon his left side extending his left leg and bending the right leg slightly. The enema nozzle,lubricated with oil or vaseline, is inserted in the rectum. The enema can containing the lukewarmwater is then slowly raised and water is allowed to enter into the rectum. Generally, one to twolitres of water is injected. The patient may either lie down on his back or walk a little whileretaining the water. After five to 10 minutes, the water can be ejected along with theaccumulated morbid matter.A warm water enema helps to clean the rectum of accumulated faecal matter. This is not onlythe safest system for cleaning the bowels, but also improves the peristaltic movement of thebowels and thereby relieves constipation. A cold water enema is helpful in inflammatoryconditions of the colon, especially in cases of dysentery, diarrhoea, ulcerative colitis,haemorrhoids and fever. A hot water enema is beneficial in relieving irritation due toinflammation of the rectum and painfull haemorrhoids. It also benefits women in leucorrhoea.
Therapeutic BathsWater has been used as a valuable therapeutic agent since time immemorial. In all majorancient civilizations, bathing was considered an important measure for the maintenance ofhealth and prevention of disease. It was also valued for its remedial properties. The ancientVedic literature in India contains numerous references to the efficacy of water in the treatment ofdisease.In modern times, the therapeutic value of water was popularised by Vincent Priessnitz, FatherSebastian Kneipp, Louis Kuhne and other European water-cure pioneers. They raised watercure to an institutional level and employed it successfully for the treatment of almost everyknown disease. There are numerous spas and “Bads” in most European countries wheretherapeutic baths are used as a major healing agent.Water exerts beneficial effects on the human system. It equalises circulation, boosts musculartone and aids digestion and nutrition. It also tones up the activity of perspiratory gland and in theprocess eliminates the damaged cells and toxic matter from the system.The common water temperature chart is : cold 100C to 180C, neutral 320C to 360C and hot 400Cto 450C. Above 450C, water loses its therapeutic value and is destructive.The main methods of water treatment which can be employed in the healing of various diseasesin a do-it-yourself manner are described below.
A tasty way to help strengthen and support your natural resistance. A
very popular tea.
1 partechinacea purpurea root
1 part pau d’arco
1 part dandelion root (raw and roasted)
1 part sarsaparilla bark
1 part cinnamon barks
1 part ginger root
1 part burdock roots
1 part sassafras bark
a pinch of stevia
Place all herbs in a tea ball or bag, put in your nicest or most favorite
cup or mug, and cover with boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes.
Remove tea ball or bag, and add sugar, honey, sweetener, milk,
cream or whatever, to taste.
After the acute symptoms of tonsillitis are over, the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for
further three or four days. In this regimen, three meals of fresh, juicy fruits such as apples,
grapes, grapefruit, oranges, pears, pineapple, peaches and melon may be taken. The juice of
fresh pineapple is most valuable in all throat afflictions of this kind. After the all-fruit diet the
patient may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet on the following lines:
• Breakfast: Fresh fruits, or grated raw carrot or any other raw salad, and milk. Prunes or other dried fruits may be added, if desired.
• Lunch: Steamed vegetables, as obtainable, and whole wheat chapattis. Vegetables likes bitter gourd and fenugreek are especially beneficial.
• Dinner: A good-sized raw salad of vegetables as obtainable, sprouts seeds as mung beans and alfalfa seeds, whole meal bread and butter or cottage cheese.
Raw vegetable juices are also valuable in the treatment of tonsillitis. Juice of carrot, beet and
cucumber taken individually or in combination are especially beneficial. Remember to use three parts carrot juice to one part beet and one part cucumber.
The treatment of the tonsillitis on the lines of modern medical system by means of painting and
spraying is both harmful and suppressive. It does not help to rid the system of the toxins, which
are the root of the trouble. In fact it forces these toxins back into the system, which may cause
more serious trouble later on. The correct way to treat the disease is to cleanse the system of
toxic waste through proper dietary and other natural methods.
To begin with, the patient should fast for three to five days by which time serious symptoms
would subside. Nothing but water and orange juice should be taken during this time. The bowels
should be cleansed daily with a warm water enema during the period of fasting. A cold pack
should be applied to the throat at two-hourly interval during the day. The procedure is to wring
out some linen material in cold water, wrap it two or three times around the throat and cover it
with some flannelling.
The throat may be gargled several times daily with neat lemon juice. Gargle made from the
fenugreek seeds is very effective in severe cases. To make such a gargle, two tablespoonful of
fenugreek seeds should be allowed to simmer for half an hour in a litre of water and then set
aside to cool. The entire quantity should be used as a soothing gargle in a day with beneficial results.