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WARM WATER ENEMA. Water is very important in the therapeutic enema because it is your main tool for cleansing your colon. A good enema program consists of being able to infuse high-quality water deep into your colon to stimulate peristalsis throughout the entire colon, thus cleansing the entire colon and not just the rectal or sigmoid areas.
There are many sources of quality water. If you use tap water, make sure it has been filtered.
The temperature of the water is important. If the water is too cold, you are more likely to cause yourself unnecessary pain. If the water is too hot, you could damage the sensitive tissues of the colon. I recommend that the water you take into your body be 96 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit.
As far as quantity of water, here is a rough guide:
Infant: 250 cc (approximately one cup) or less
Toddler and preschooler: 500 cc (two cups) or less
School-aged child: 500 to 1,000 cc (between a pint and a quart)
Adult: 1,000 to 3,000 cc (between one and three quarts)
THERAPEUTIC ENEMA SOLUTIONS:
1. SOAP SUDS ENEMA. Soap suds enemas prove to be more effective at emptying the bowels for some people than water alone. I would always start your enema program without soap. If you want to experiment with your enema effectiveness, or don't find that your bowel empties well, add soap to your water. Always use a therapeutic plant-based, animal-based, or food-based soap such as castile soap, chamomile and sage goat milk soap, or frankincense and myrrh goat milk soap.
Depending on the type of soap, there can be additional healing benefits to using soap. For instance, some people are finding that by using the frankincense and myrrh goat milk soap, they are experiencing relief from prostate concerns.
2. ESSENTIAL OIL ENEMA. Use essential oils as part of your enema solution instead of soap. Peppermint and lavender essential oils work well to stimulate and nourish the colon.
3. SEA SALT ENEMA. In order to nourish your colon with electrolytes, use 1 teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt per quart of water. To assure adequate levels of electrolytes in your body, have a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) done seasonally.
LEARN MORE. For more information about enemas, please view our instructional videos on DVD, All About Enemas and Cleansing, Coffee Enemas, and Colon Tubes, or our downloadable videos, Large-Volume Enema and Small-Volume Enema.
These educational enema videos comprehensively cover important safety concepts regarding in-home enemas. They will inform you on how to take therapeutic enemas, so that you can provide colon cleansing for yourself, in your own home, that will have the same therapeutic effects as professional colon hydrotherapy sessions.