Written by: Steven D'Antonio
Enemas are an effective way to treat the Large Intestine
. Depending on the solution created, you can use an enema to help decrease harmful bacterial colonies, restore beneficial bacteria, strengthen the immune system, remove excess toxins, relax the muscle lining, strengthen the muscle lining, stimulate a bowel movement, or increase fluid absorption. Talk to your practitioner about how to create an enema solution individualized to your needs. This procedure should not be used more than 3 times a week or for longer than 2 weeks. Talk to your physician before beginning any enema procedure.
- Fill the enema bucket or bag with solution. Attach the tubing.
- Place a small amount of oil or lotion onto the tip of the applicator and onto the anus.
- Insert the 2 cups of fluid (or to your comfort level) into your rectum while laying on your left side or on all fours.
- Once the fluid is in your colon, hold for as long as you can (around 1 minute), and then release the fluid into the toilet.
For a higher enema
Do the yoga Shoulder-stand once you have inserted the fluid. You may feel the 2 cups of fluid reach the transverse colon. After a short time, come down from the Shoulder-stand while bringing your legs and torso down onto your right side. Then lay on your right side for some time - as long as you can. If you can lay on a slight incline so the fluid stays down in the ascending colon, this is ideal. Then, allow your body to release the fluid into the toilet.