By Katie Young | Posted on Jul 14, 2016
Autoimmune sufferers and health nuts swear by coffee enemas. If the idea of pumping organic java up your rectum is off-putting to you, consider that this treatment has been around for a long time, and is one of the best ways to remove toxins.
In fact, the earliest known documentation of the treatment is in the Edwin Smith (circa 1600 B.C.) and Ebers (circa 1550 B.C.) papyri, ancient Egyptian medical texts. Since the coffee enema’s earliest days, many healthcare practitioners across the globe have considered the practice to be a staple treatment for their patients.
Coffee enemas have historically been used to treat ailments ranging from cancer to depression. They have also been cited to:
- Detoxify and improve glutathione levels
- Ease PMS symptoms, such as cramping and bloating
- Reduce anxiety
- Improve digestion
- Banish Candida
- Boost energy
- Contribute to hormone regulation
- Improve mental clarity and focus
- Reduce chronic pain
- Improve skin health
Dr. Raymond Tolmos, a chiropractic internist at Frontier Spine and Health Care, often recommends coffee enemas to supplement other treatments for internal disorders, such as gastrointestinal issues, autoimmune conditions, and weight loss.
“Coffee enemas provide many health benefits that you cannot find anywhere else. For certain patients, they play an invaluable role in their healing.”