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Holistic Rectal Infusions

The large intestine has a transport mechanism by which substances are absorbed by the intestinal lumen into the blood and lymph. These absorptive cells of the intestinal mucosa function by several mechanisms. Typically, the proximal half of the colon is involved with absorption and the distal half with storage. Nevertheless, the distal half efficiently absorbs as well. We can use this mechanism to effectively alter the state of health in our patients.

In previous articles, I have discussed the benefits of reflorastation with specific strains of probiotics for the fortification of the intestinal mucosa [Explore! 7:3-5]. Once this is established, additional procedures may be employed, since a balanced intestinal micro-ecology can preserve gastrointestinal integrity.

Our reasons for rectal application include:

Wobe-Mugos Therapy

One clyster tablet is composed of 100 mg Papain, 40 mg Trypsin and 40 mg hydrolysate of calf thymus. The predominate uses are:

The important properties are:

The dosage guidelines are 1 per day for seven days up to 4 tablets five times per day. Tumor patients are recommended 3x4 daily and increased to 4x5 daily. As a prophylaxis against metastases, it is given over a prolonged period. This consists of 1 tablet daily for seven days, monthly following treatment of the primary tumor the first year, then every other month in the second year and last, every third month in the third year. In viral diseases, it most successful if treatment is initiated as soon as possible using 2x3 daily until several days after symptoms have subsided.

Contraindications are hemophilia, severe liver damage, dialysis, severe allergic reactions (test first), and pregnancy. The typical side effect is anal irritation with high dosages. There are no known drug incompatibilities with Wobe-Mugos therapy.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

As a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms, it is present in low concentrations in our body fluids and tissues. The predominate uses are:

The important properties are that at low levels of ingestion, it functions as a normal dietary ingredient and assimilable source of essential dietary sulfur. At higher levels it functions as a pharmaceutically active agent which can be used safely and effectively for a variety of purposes. It is also useful in the normalization of body functions in patients displaying physiological symptoms of stress, particularly gastrointestinal upset, inflammation of mucous membranes and allergic reactions. It ameliorates these symptoms permitting more rapid recovery.

When administered rectally, there is a complete uptake of MSM that rapidly saturates the system and reduces symptoms. Whereas by oral administration, this process is delayed. When administered rectally in a therapeutic dose (5000 to 10,000 mg) oral ingestion is recommended at 500 mg to 1500 mg per day per fifty pounds body weight and 5000 per day in inflammatory conditions.

For gastrointestinal distress, MSM may be utilized in colon irrigation prior to a rectal infusion. There can be dramatic relief from diarrhea, chronic constipation, nausea, hyperacidity and/or epigastric pain, as well as inflammation of mucous membranes.

Parasitic, microbial and fungal problems of the intestinal and urogenital tracts are reduced with MSM as it seems to affect such infections by competing for binding or receptor sites at the mucous membrane surface. It also appears to augment immunological competence that explains its effectiveness in parasitic infections. The greater the mucous membrane exposure to MSM during a colon irrigation, the greater the efficacy, followed with a rectal probiotic infusion including a therapeutic dose of MSM. Clinical testing suggests its activity against a variety of parasites--giardia, trichomonads, candida albicans and roundworms.

Inflammatory disorders respond well to MSM, including musculoskeletal disorders, leg and back cramps, muscle spasms, general soreness, particularly in geriatric patients with night cramps and periods of long inactivity. Additionally, athletes who experience severe cramps during sports activity may be aided with MSM, orally for convenience. Arthritic patients report relief from pain, suffering, reduced swelling and inflammation.

MSM has shown broad and profound beneficial effect in ameliorating diverse allergic responses including inhalant, ingestant, contact and infectant allergens. Symptoms ranged from respiratory congestion to inflammation, itching mucoid discharges, and general discomfort. Although alone it may not totally eliminate allergic responses, there is a significant reduction in concurrent anti-allergy medications required, with MSM also used as nose drops. Allergic asthma or hay fever patients report 1/4 or less the prior required level of medications.

There are no known contraindications; MSM is nonallergenic, nonpyretic and has not interfering or undesirable pharmacological effects.

CASE HX: While traveling, a 72-year-old male found himself exposed to allergens that caused severe symptoms. Having a limited holistic first aid kit, he decided to utilize MSM rectally in the recommended therapeutic dose. After four doses at 12-hour intervals, he reported being symptom free.

Intra-Rectal Nutrient Therapy

This is perhaps considered an alternative to IVs although it can demonstrate excellent results since there is no precipitation into the urine like oral and IV vitamin applications. Typically, each 100-ml liquid provides:

(These are available with or without vitamin C.)

The Mineral Solution Mix contains sodium selenite, chromium trichloride, manganese chloride, cupric chloride, ammonium molybdate, vanadium sulfate, and zinc chloride. The vitamin B complex contains vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B15.

Since these are particularly effective for detoxification of the chemically and environmentally sensitive (E.I.), how can we get the body to assimilate the needed nutrients with a damaged system? Frequent at-home applications are shown to empower the patient with active participation in their own care. Typically, the dosage would be twice weekly, whereas the E.I. patient may benefit from daily administration. It is suggested to alternate the use of vitamin C, since high levels will leach minerals and cause the hair to become brittle.

Phase I detoxification utilizes B vitamins to speed up its process and Phase II detoxification utilizes taurine and glutathione. Therefore, not only does this create a nutrient rich system but also it activates the liver's detoxification pathways.


Ozone was first used to treat open wounds, particularly those that were difficult to heal due to decreased circulation, including large intestine conditions. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease have been treated by a procedure called rectal insufflation, whereby the ozone gas is absorbed by the large blood vessels lining the mucous membranes.

There are many methods for ozone administration and each one will effectively address an aspect of the body. By utilizing either rectal insufflation or colon irrigation with ozone, the detoxification of this primary elimination channel will increase the total overall level of tissue purification.

In a twenty-minute session per day, ozone breaks down into various oxygen subspecies that oxidizes anaerobic viruses, microbes, and diseased cells, while leaving the normal healthy cells alone.


As holistic practitioners, it is important to remember the benefits derived through utilization of the large intestine's ability to assimilate. It is also time to examine our own attitudes about the bowel, release those that are repressed, and educate our patients to the value that these protocols can offer to health and well being.

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Victoria Bowmann, D.H.M., Ph.D., earned her doctorate in homeopathic medicine from the British Institute of Homeopathy and her Ph.D. in homeopathy and natural medicine from Westbrook University from Wierton, WV. She has been in private practice in Phoenix AZ since 1978 specializing in detoxification, cleansing, and the process of increased well being.

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