Sometimes, it is important to give immediate relief to a patient in crisis with the help of some simple hydrotherapy applications.
There are some followers of Natural Hygiene who follow Dr, Herbert Shelton’s school and think that any gadgets used to help suffering patients is not considered natural and hence should not be considered a part of our practicing natural hygiene.
Those of us who have been following the teachings of K. Lakshmana Sarma feel that such applications that do not violate the basic principles of Natural Hygiene should be included in our practice since it helps an individual suffering patient.
A tona is a mini enema can which holds some water to be sent through the anus of an individual and cool a small portion of the large intestine to improve its tone while inducing better peristaltic movement of bowels.
A clogged colon is often the cause of so many critical conditions of health. It has been seen that with the use of this simple gadget Tona, the critical conditions of so many patients were relieved.
My cousin brother had engaged in overeating some festival snacks from different homes of our neighborhood and suffered severe stomach pain in the middle of the night. My father relieved his conditions with the use of a Tona and he was able to sleep off very comfortably for the rest of the night.
Tona is a gadget where a plastic or rubber tube is attached to a metal tumbler on one end and a stopper nozzle on the other. Plain cool water approximately of 6 fluid ounces can be held. The nozzle stopper is opened and some water is released to ensure that there is no air bubble.
Then the tip of the nozzle and the anus are smeared with some oil or soap in order to lubricate them. The tip of the nozzle is then inserted gently into the anus and the stopper is opened to allow a small quantity of the water is allowed to enter the colon. The stopper is then closed and removed outside the anus.
The person retains the water for a short duration of a minute or two. Then the patient uses the toilet to evacuate. This usually brings some fecal matter out. Patients experience a lot of relief after this satisfying evacuation of bowels.
I have seen Tona giving patients immense relief in a great number of people. We use only a small quantity of plain cool water and there is no violence in this application. Hence we include Tona in our practice where applicable.