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  • 19th century
  • Although this treatment is ancient, dating back at least to Galen and a common technique in 19th century medicine, nutrient enemas have been superseded in modern medical care by tube feeding and intravenous feeding. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thomas Sydenham Tobacco smoke enemas were also reportedly used by 19th-century Danish farmers, for horses that needed laxatives, and the US anthropologist Frank Speck reported that contemporary Catawba Native Americans also treated their horses using the technique. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 1780s the Royal Humane Society installed resuscitation kits, including smoke enemas, at various points along the River Thames, and by the turn of the 19th century, tobacco smoke enemas had become an established practice in Western medicine, considered by Humane Societies to be as important as artificial respiration. (wikipedia.org)
  • fecal
  • Have the recipient retain the enema solution for five minutes before expelling the enema and fecal matter. (ehow.co.uk)
  • The main medical usages of enemas are: Transanal irrigation (retrograde irrigation) is the regular use of water and irrigation equipment with a catheter in the person's home to assist in the emptying of feces in individuals with bowel dysfunction, including fecal incontinence and constipation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once the injection is complete, the enema is retained until there is a strong urge to defecate, at which time the recipient may expel any fecal matter loosened by the instilled solution together with the solution itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • Enemas may also be used to relieve constipation and fecal impaction, although in the U.S. and some other parts of the world, their use has been replaced in most professional health-care settings by oral laxatives and laxative suppositories. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Malone antegrade continence enema, also known as Malone procedure and by the abbreviation MACE, is a surgical procedure used to create a continent pathway proximal to the anus that facilitates fecal evacuation using enemas. (wikipedia.org)
  • coffee enema
  • Information on coffee enemas and "colon therapy", from the American Cancer Society Pharmacokinetics of Caffeine following a Single Administration of Coffee Enema versus Oral Coffee Consumption in Healthy Male Subjects - besides pharmacokinetics, this article summarizes the issues of benefits and dangers of coffee enemas with references. (wikipedia.org)
  • bowel
  • A barium enema is a test that helps to highlight the large bowel, so it can be clearly seen on an X-ray . (www.nhs.uk)
  • A barium enema may be requested by any doctor who thinks you might have a problem with your bowel, including your GP. (www.nhs.uk)
  • However, a barium enema can sometimes be a useful way of finding the cause of problems such as blood in your stools or a constant change in your bowel habits. (www.nhs.uk)
  • To ensure the X-ray images taken during a barium enema are clear, your bowel must be empty before the test. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Insertion may be easier if person receiving enema bears down, as if having a bowel movement. (walgreens.com)
  • Bowel management is achieved mainly through a daily enema which empties the colon to prevent unwanted and uncontrolled bowel movements that day. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bowel stimulating enemas usually consist of water, which works primarily as a mechanical stimulant, or they may be made up of water with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or water with a mild hand soap dissolved in it. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a lower gastrointestinal series an enema that may contain barium sulfate powder or a water-soluble contrast agent is used in the radiological imaging of the bowel. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reuters
  • HOUSTON (Reuters) - Charges have been dropped against a Texas woman who was accused of giving her husband a sherry enema that killed him, the prosecutor in the case said on Wednesday. (reuters.com)
  • often
  • He told his patients often that the "coffee enemas are not given for the function of the intestines but for the stimulation of the liver. (wikipedia.org)
  • When administered as often as every two hours, coffee enemas have shown to be connected to two cases of deaths as a result of severe electrolyte imbalance, hyponatremia, dehydration and pleural and pericardial effusions. (wikipedia.org)
  • practice
  • Enemas have been used around the time of childbirth however there is no evidence for this practice and it is now discouraged. (wikipedia.org)
  • given
  • In nature cure, patients who were given enema for months did not take even a day to leave it or live without it. (healthandyoga.com)
  • This may be done in situations where it is undesirable or impossible to deliver a medication by mouth, such as antiemetics given to reduce nausea (though not many antiemetics are delivered by enema). (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • Once again, this only pertains to indiscriminate use or to special people who need specific medical advice before an enema. (healthandyoga.com)
  • Tobacco was recognised as a medicine soon after it was first imported from the New World, and tobacco smoke was used by western medical practitioners as a tool against cold and drowsiness, but applying it by enema was a technique adapted from the North American Indians. (wikipedia.org)
  • alternative
  • Enemas are used as part of some alternative health therapies, as part of sexual activities, and to administer drugs for recreational or religious reasons. (wikipedia.org)
  • An alternative is to use an enema nozzle which has an intake end which is compatible with a standard hypodermic syringe. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • Entocort enema contains the active ingredient budesonide, which is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • cause
  • Another contraindication reported is for people with heart or kidney ailments, as enemas can cause an electrolytic imbalance. (healthandyoga.com)
  • clear
  • The sanitarium approached treatment in a holistic manner, actively promoting vegetarianism, nutrition, the use of enemas to clear intestinal flora, exercise, sun-bathing, hydrotherapy, and abstention from smoking tobacco, drinking alcoholic beverages and sexual activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Show
  • Experiences show that Enemas benefit greatly in such cases and help in maintaining youthfulness. (healthandyoga.com)
  • The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back! (wikipedia.org)
  • Recorded over two nights at performances in the band's home of California in November 1999, The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back! (wikipedia.org)
  • death
  • Warner admitted administering the enema but denied she caused the death of her husband, who was a machine-shop operator. (reuters.com)
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled that study participants must be warned of the risk of death from coffee enemas in studies that use them. (wikipedia.org)
  • normal
  • Other types of enema solutions are also used, including equal parts of milk and molasses heated together to slightly above normal body temperature. (wikipedia.org)
  • This, he said, stimulated autonomic nervous system in the same way caffeine does when consumed orally and activated the release of bile in the liver, cleared even more of the gastro-intestinal tract and removed more toxins than a normal enema. (wikipedia.org)
  • made
  • Enema is a weathered, distressed font that looks like it was made by a rubber stamp with little ink or a bad copy machine low on toner. (myfonts.com)