HEALTH FARMING
( By Dr. Krishna Murari Modi )

Reading Room Home

Pages: Index | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29
2-Fasting Tones Up Body and Mind (contd.)

Enema

Enema is feared by most people, but it is the most innocent and least harmful of all forms of purgation. One - two litres of water at body temperature is introduced through the anus buy the help of a nozzle. The water reaches the lower portion of the colon. This water is retained for 2/3 minutes and then expelled out mechanically along with the retained wastes.

There is controversy about the use of enema. A few recommend enema every day of the fast. Some favour only sparse use of enema and some do not recommend it at all. People who advocate enema every day, feel that the morbid matter which had reached the rectum and descending colon should not be allowed to be stored there, as it might get reabsorbed by the circulating blood. This is not true. From colon and rectum only the water is absorbed.



  1. It is drain on the patientís vitality.


  2. It causes the removal and washing away of the matter which normally protects the lining of the colon.


  3. It can snap tiny muscles of the intestinal wall which could lead to its becoming weak. Later this could be the cause of constipation.


  4. Doctors have noticed that bowel action is restored more rapidly after the fast when enema is not used.

All however are agreed that enema should be given when the following conditions are present:



  1. When the faecal matter has become too hard.


  2. Or when patients with haemorrhoids find that a hard faecal plug has formed.

These conditions also can be prevented if the patients are kept a few days on boiled vegetables and fruits before fasting starts. Tonic enema can safely be used and does not produce any of the above harmful effects.

Here one half pound of water at a little lower than body temperature is introduced through the anus by the help of a nozzle. Water should be retained for 10-15 minutes and then the bowels are moved. It could be relevant to mention the experiment carried out by Dr. James McEachen in a sanatorium in Escondido near California, U.S.A He gave fasting treatment to 710 persons form August 1952 to March 1958 and his findings may be enumerated:



  • After fasting, 394 showed great improvement.
  • 260 were moderately benefited.
  • 60 showed no improvement.
  • The average percentage of improved or remedied was 83.4.


































































































Disease No. of cases Cases recovered or
improved
Cases not helped
High blood pressure 141 141 0
Colitis 88 77 11
Sinusitis 67 64 3
Anaemia 60 52 8
Haemaorrhoids 51 48 3
Arthritis 47 39 8
Bronchitis 42 39 3
Kidney disease 41 36 5
Benign tumour 38 32 6
Heart diseases 33 29 4
Asthma 29 29 0
Ulcer 23 20 3
High fever 19 17 2
Goiter 11 11 0
Pyorrhea 8 6 2
Gall stone 7 6 1
Multiple sclerosis 4 3 1
Cataract 1 0 1

At Arogya Mandir, Gorakhpur (U.P), under my supervision, we carried out experiments on 1189 fasting persons between April 1970 to November 1974. Fast were from three days to three weeks and in few cases lasted up to five weeks. Our results were encouraging:

No. of cases of complete recovery: 69.67%
No. of cases that showed improvement: 26.99%
Cases where fasting could not help: 3.33%

We met with a few drawbacks while collecting the data:



  • The patient did not stay long enough.


  • The patient did not co-operate due to emotional stress.


  • The patient could not be contacted after leaving the hospital.


  • The benefit which accrued much after the fast could not be recorded.



































































































Disease No. of cases No. of cases recovered Cases improved Cases not benefited
High blood pressure 118 85 33 0
Nasal cattarh 72 63 7 2
Asthma 62 42 20 0
Eczema 43 40 3 0
Arthritis 93 62 24 7
Anaemia 73 56 12 5
Colitis 93 50 41 2
Gastric ulcer 40 12 24 4
Heart diseases 62 36 26 0
Constipation 72 61 5 6
Goiter 65 38 20 7
Haemorrhoids 48 39 9 0
Bronchitis 65 43 22 0
Hay fever 62 48 14 0
Neurasthenia 21 14 7 0

TOP