But Michael Tierra is not against colonics; he put in a good word for them. He only said that they are not suitable for cold, "deficient" people - a syndrome that is diagnosed through classical Chinese medical methods. He also stated that they can be done if you do sesame Oil Enema s afterwards to mitigate any drying-out caused by all that washing-out. Win-win.
It is true that old Chinese literature obviously would not mention serious systemic poisoning & pathogens such as we see today. But, yes, from what I read, a few practitioners of socalled "traditional" Ch. medicine are indeed aware of this. Ultimately, they are going to have to recommend other methods besides their own. But just like Medical Doctors, they like to think they have all the answers and are too proud to admit there are other answers.
I went for acupuncture and asked about liver "cleansing". Just the broad term "cleanse" instead of flush. Well, this pleasant girl got a concerned look on her face and said no, don't do this. No No No. I left it at that.
We need integrated medicine, where the health of the patient, not the pride of the doctor, is the primary concern.
Speaking of "obese" practitioners, Dr Schulze sure was a tub of lard until fairly recently. He blamed his family background and I think that is legitimate. Honestly, I don't know of one "natural" doctor who hasn't had serious issues.