Enema Recipes: Retention Enemas

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By Cat, Sept 2008 (Image, right, from Amazon (17)

The enema is an ancient healing method, many believe that all disease begins in the gut, and an enema is a good place to start.

Cautions: 

  1. Do not use enemas for weight control.
  2. While enemas can be very helpful in helping you to detox or relieve constipation, if not done slowly and properly and with clean equipment, they can cause serious problems.
  3. If you are very constipated, or if you have diverticulitis, please seek the assistance of a medical professional.

I am not a doctor and am not qualified to advise you on your specific health situation. My intent is merely to raise awareness and express opinion.

Considerations

While enemas can be very helpful for detox or to relieve constipation, if not done slowly and properly and with clean equipment, they can cause serious problems.

If you are very constipated, or if you have diverticulitis, please seek the assistance of a medical professional.

Always go slowly; do not force the fluid into your colon. If you encounter resistance to water flow, stop the slow and gently massage your abdomen and try again; repeat as necessary.

Always consult a medical professional if you are severely constipated, before performing an enema. And in the future, don’t allow yourself to get so constipated, by using a gentle enema at the first sign of constipation, or by taking herbs for constipation.

Retention Enemas

I am not a doctor and am not qualified to advise you on your specific health situation. My intent is merely to raise awareness and express opinion.

These are not retained indefinitely, but rather for about 10 – 20 minutes, which is enough time for them to do the work they are intended to do. For example, the coffee enema is designed to stimulate your liver/gall bladder to release bile into the small intestine, which requires about 10 minutes of retention in the lower colon.

Other retention enemas are designed for other purposes and require different retention times. the probiotic enema is designed to provide viable probiotic bacteria to the colon when your own flora are compromised or decimated, or after a cleansing enema which can deplete your flora.

I am not a doctor and am not qualified to advise you on your specific health situation. My intent is merely to raise awareness and express opinion.

Coffee Enema instructions

See also Coffee Enema Dr. Max Gerson protocol (18)

The main reason to take a coffee enema it to stimulate your liver and gall bladder to release bile and relieve an over-burdened liver (too many toxins to detox). Symptoms of this need are:

  • persistent itching of the skin,
  • eczema,
  • hives,
  • tenderness in upper right quadrant of the abdomen (liver area), and/or headaches at the top of your head.

Use regular (not decaf) coffee, as it is caffeine that stimulates the liver to release bile. However, you don’t want to do a high enema, because you would absorb the caffeine into your blood, which would add to the toxic load on the liver. Instead, deliver no more than 1 quart at a time. Some practitioners recommend no more than 1 – 2 cups which will fill only the lower part of the colon, to avoid caffeine shakes.

Void the lower part of your bowel before taking a coffee enema. If your bowels are sluggish, or if  you have not done an enema in a long time, do a warm-water enema (1 – 2 quarts) prior to the coffee enema. If you are constipated, use the soapsuds enema to help you empty your bowel prior to doing a coffee enema.

To learn more about this type of enema, see Wendy Myers’ podcast: Learn About Coffee Enemas (1 hr, 15 min) on YouTube (19).

Recipe:

  • up to 1 quart filtered water,
  • 1 Tbsp drip-grind coffee per cup of water (not decaf), and
  • pinch of unrefined sea salt (such as Celtic sea salt or Real salt).
  1. Before doing a coffee enema void any stool; if bowels are sluggish or constipated give a soapsuds enema to void stool, then follow with coffee enema.
  2. Combine ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, pour through strainer into quart measuring cup; add cold filtered water to bring back to original water volume. Allow to cool to 110 – 118° F, then pour into enema bag.
  3. Hang bag in chosen spot and insert enema tip (use a bit of soap to lubricate it). If standing in your shower, crouch so tip is about 2 feet below the bag, and allow fluid to flow into bowel.
  4. Remove tip; lie in bed (or on the floor) on right side for 5-10 minutes; roll over to left side for another 5-10 minutes. Then expel into toilet. For a first enema, you might only be able to hold it for 5 minutes, but try to hold it as long as you can.

See Best Home Remedies: Coffee Enema for another, similar method. It also includes instructions for whey enema and lemon juice enema.

Follow coffee enema with a probiotic enema (see below for recipe).

Coffee Enema: Alternate Method:

This method stimulates bile secretion, but does not clean higher in the colon.

Make coffee mixture as above, but deliver only about 1 cup of enema into colon. I find it easier to transfer the prepped coffee into a quart jar, then pour 1 cup at a time into the enema bag.

Lie on side (as instructed above) for 10 – 15 minutes, then expel. Repeat with another cup of enema, etc., until you’ve used the entire quart of coffee (about 4 enemas).

Follow coffee enema with a probiotic enema (see below for recipe).

Chlorophyll or Wheatgrass Enema instructions

NOTE: Wheatgrass is alkaline, while the colon should be acidic. If you are trying to improve the environment of your colon to minimize candida and help your probiotic colonies to grow, do not use wheatgrass. Liquid chlorophyll is more adaptable.

This enema is designed to feed the liver and alkalize the colon with the valuable minerals in the chlorophyll or wheatgrass. However, because the colon should be slightly acidic, you should not alkalize it unless it is too acidic.

A good substitute to acidify your colon is to use the juice of 1 fresh, Organic lemon instead of the chlorophyl/wheatgrass juice (15). Or in addition to chlorophyl (no wheatgrass).

This enema is also a good followup to a coffee enema. It can also be administered as an implant.

Recipe:

  • 2 Tbsp liquid chlorophyll or wheatgrass juice
  • 1 – 1.5 quarts (4 – 6 cups) filtered water
  1. Bring water to a simmer; allow to cool to 110 – 118 degrees F. Add chlorophyll/ wheatgrass juice, then pour into enema bag.
  2. Hang bag in prepared spot and insert enema tip (use a bit of soap to lubricate it). Allow fluid to flow into bowel, massaging abdomen in counter-clockwise direction (up left side, across top, down right side, across bottom).
  3. Remove tip; lie on floor/in bed on right side for 5 minutes, massaging abdomen; roll over to left side for another 5 minutes, continuing to massage abdomen. Then expel into toilet.

Probiotic Retention Enema (Implant)

This enema is retained to reestablish probiotics in your upper colon. It should be done ONLY after a cleansing 2-quart enema, such as the castile soap or salt & soda enemas described above.

Following proportions for Probiotic High-Enema, mix up only 2 cups. It’s also a good idea to use a bifidus probiotic, as this is the most common beneficial bacteria in the colon, and it helps to fight candida infections.

Recipe:

  • 2 cups warm filtered water
  • ½ Tbsp yogurt or kefir and/or 1-2 capsules of bifidus probiotic (seeProbiotic Enema above for more on this)
  1. Use davol tube to deliver liquid high in the colon.
  2. Best position for inserting the enema is on hands and knees, resting your head on your hands.
  3. Once delivered, roll onto your back for 5 – 10 minutes, massaging abdomen gently.
  4. Then roll onto left side before getting up. Hold as long as possible, at least 15 minutes, to give the bacteria a chance to take hold. Ideally, you won’t expel it at all, except with your next bowel movement. But if you have an urge to expel earlier, that’s OK.

See also: Moon Dragon website (9). This site suggests this implant should not be done more than three times a year. If you wish to do a probiotic enema more frequently, use the first version above.

Note: This can also be given as a vaginal douche, if you have a yeast infection.

I am not a doctor and am not qualified to advise you on your specific health situation. My intent is merely to raise awareness and express opinion.

 References

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  1. CureZone.com:  see (1a) curezone.com/art/1.asp?C0=818 for index; (1b) curezone.com/cleanse/enema/:  (1c) curezone.com/cleanse/bowel/
  2. Salt & Soda Enema:  curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=34&db=5&C0=0
  3. History of Coffee Enema:  curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=29&db=5&C0=0  or http://www.peak-health-now.com/coffee_enema_research.html
  4. Description of Coffee Enema:  curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=31&db=5&C0=0
  5. Basic Coffee Enema Procedure & Description:  curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=39&db=5&C0=0
  6. Coffee Enema for Liver Detox:  curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=28&db=5&C0=0
  7. Probiotic Enema:  curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=37&db=5&C0=0
  8. Garlic-Epson Salt Enema: [ curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=32&db=5&C0=0 Catherine Cavanaugh RN instructions: http://www.geocities.com/valerie_cct/enemas.html [geocities.com no longer valid]; OR assatashakur .org/forum/afrikan-wholistic-health/4951-how-give-yourself-somone-else-enema.html [I’ve disabled this link because it may contain malware or deceptive content]
  9. http://www.moondragon.org/health/therapy/lbifidusenema.html
  10. http://www.the-natural-path.com/enema.html
  11. (11a) http://www.health-information-fitness.com/enemarecipes.html; (11b) http://www.health-information-fitness.com/apcve.htm
  12. http://www.oocities.org/valerie_cct/
  13. best-home-remedies.com/alternative_medicines/enemas.htm
  14. http://www.enemakit.com/faq.html
  15. http://valerie_cct.tripod.com/parentsg.html
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  17. Amazon image: amazon.com/Mabis-Healthcare-Combination-Douche-Enemasystem/dp/B000BH8BL2
  18. Coffee Enema Dr. Max Gerson protocol: aloeride.com/people/coffee-enema/
  19. Wendy Myers video: youtube.com/watch?v=6REHRmxd-os

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