As mentioned earlier, although not required, it may be helpful for some individuals to do 1 or 2 enemas a day
to free any blockages or help speed up toxin removal.
- An enema bag
- Olive or sesame oil as lubricant for enema tip and anus
- Purified or distilled water
What to Use for Enema Liquid
Use distilled or thoroughly purified (filtered) water. You can also use herbal tea (no tea bag). Make a weak tea and then filter. Take one
teaspoon per 2 quarts of water.
The Following Herbs Make Excellent Enemas
- Catnip or peppermint have soothing effects on the body, are good for deep relaxation and to improve circulation. These teas are also
excellent for colds and fever.
- Slippery Elm is highly nutritious and soothing to the intestinal linings.
- Coffee is excellent fluid to use for an enema base. It is good for liver stagnation and highly effective in removing toxins quickly,
especially when one has a cold or flu. (Do not drink coffee, however).
Temperature of Enema Liquid
For most people, the best temperature for your enema is body-temperature or a little bit cooler. The muscles will stay strong at this tepid
temperature. If the liquid you use for your enema is too warm, this will cause your muscles to relax too much and the feces in the colon will be ejected too quickly. At
the conclusion of your enema, to awaken and tonify the peristaltic muscles of the colon, use cooler or cold water for your last quart of enema liquid. It is best to do
this after you feel you have removed most of the loose matter out of the colon.
Hang the bag higher than the level you will be when you take the enema. For example, place the bag on a shower or bathroom door handle or
on a towel rack. The higher you hang the bag, the more pressure there is and the liquid will flow out faster. You can control the flow with the enema bag shut-off valve
at the tip. Put lubricant (olive oil is good, unheated sesame oil is best) on the enema tip and on the anus. Place the enema tip over the toilet, sink or bathtub and open
the valve, allowing the liquid to flow until the air bubbles are removed from the tube. Then close off the valve, get into position (next section) and insert the enema
tip into the anus. After insertion, open the valve gradually, allowing the liquid to flow up the colon slowly until you get acclimated to the presence of the water.
Always keep your hand on the valve for quick shut off as well as to keep the enema tip from slipping out.
Adopting the Correct Position
A favorite position for many people is lying on the back. This is an extremely comfortable position which also allows you to massage the
colon. Another position is on your knees, with your head resting on a towel. Yet another variation is to lie on your right side with knees pointed towards your chest.
Massage both sides of the abdomen area before getting up to eliminate.
Start the massage with the ascending colon (right side of the lower abdomen), work up to the transverse (just behind the lower rib cage and liver) and then down the
descending colon. Work it well, but gently. Keep the liquid in as long as possible until you feel an irresistible urge to release it. Then go to the toilet and release.
Keep in mind that depending on your intestinal health, you may not achieve full elimination until your third day of the cleansing program. In times when the liquid has
difficulty flowing up into the colon, it helps to take deep breathes or take several smaller enemas until clean. This changes the pressure in the abdomen area and makes
it easier for the liquid to pass through.
How Much Liquid?
When you first begin the enema, you many only get a cup or so inside you, depending upon how compacted your intestines are. This is okay,
don't force it. As soon as the pressure gets uncomfortable, shut off the valve. Try to work the liquid past the congestion by massaging (as indicated above) then add more
liquid. Let it all out, then do it again. Although you may never reach your goal, strive to take in the whole bag before release. Keep doing this until water is clear.
Take your time in doing enemas. Do them thoroughly. It is best to do an enema on an empty stomach. If you've got a time shortage, remember that a shorter enema is better
than no enema at all.