Many people have a resistance towards accepting enemas and we hope this information will help you to overcome that. Your life will be better for this knowledge. Enema bags can be purchase in our clinic.

How to take an enema
You will find your enema a simple and pleasant if you organize yourself well, set aside a relaxed half hour and provide yourself with something to do when you are retaining the enema (such as radio, books, etc.)

You will require the following:

1. A gravity flow enema bucket or bag
2. One or two liters of enema fluid (various types listed below)
When you have everything ready to start, lie down on your back, or on your right side, and press the lubricated tip of the enema tube into the rectum until it is firmly in place, using a little soap, vaseline or oil for lubrication. Release the tube lock and let the liquid begin to flow into the rectum. It is best to have the liquid at room temperature, as hot water will uncomfortable and cold water is harder to retain. You can control the flow of the liquid with the tube lock if it begins to get uncomfortable.
If the water hits a block of impacted faeces, you can stop the flow, massage the area, turn on go up into the shoulder stand until you feel ready to inject more. Ideally, you should be able to inject and retain for at least ten minutes, an entire quart of enema fluid. Sometimes the urge to release cannot be ignored and it is wise to let it go and begin all over again. As the bowel condition improves, it will be easier and easier to accept and retain all the liquid with a minimum of discomfort. As you want the liquid to flow up the descending colon, across the transverse, and down the ascending colon, it is helpful to change positions and massage the area. Often when a strong urge to release comes, it usually lasts only for a minute or so, and if you breathe quickly, and/or turn your feet in circles at the ankle in both directions you can ride the storm and will find that the crisis passed. Each time you do an enema, try to hold it longer than the time before. Stay lying on the right side or in the inverted posture. It is clearly necessary to recognize that once people experience the release of symptoms by the use of enemas, they may be tempted to overuse them. Overuse of enemas can result in weakening of bowel tone, so it is important to realize when enemas should and should not be used.
The most important use of enemas is the service they add to the body purification program. The enema is the most effective in carrying away toxins out of the body. It is also a necessary part of any program dedicated to deep bowel cleansing. If the need for enemas is too often, the person should seek professional guidance.

A warm water enema will effectively cleanse the rectum and release toxins which may be causing headaches and flatulence.


Make a strong infusion of herbal teas or a decoction of roots and barks, strain and cool. Use two tablespoons of herb per pint of water. This may be made up in advance, but used preferably within 24 hours.

Catnip enema

Calming, soothing, relaxing. Effectively brings down fevers.

Chamomile enema

Excellent for recuperative periods after illness or a healing crisis.


Make a decoction of yellow dock and burdock roots, then add red clover and red raspberry infusions. It stimulates the liver to dump bile.

Slippery elm

Mucilagenous, soothing, softening and nourishing enema. Excellent to give if the patient is having trouble eating or retaining food, as the bowel absorbs the nutrient.


Warming, purifying

Garlic injection

Profoundly purifying, an excellent aid in the treatment of worms. Liquidize four cloves in 1 pint warm water and strain.


Witch hazel, bayberry, or white oak bark, used to help stop diarrhea and dysentery.

Flaxseed enema

Relieves inflammation, pain and bleeding ( more effective if you add two teaspoons of liquid chlorophyll). Also aids healing process.

Wheatgrass implant

Inject pure chlorophyll juice of wheatgrass which restores positivity to bowel and blood stream. Excellent for chronic diseases. Can be mixed 1:1 with rejuvelac (water from soaking wheat). Use plain water enema first.

Coffee enemas

The coffee enema is widely publicized these days as a part of cancer therapy and chronic care naturopathy. It is excellent to relieve healing crisis pain and discomfort, to stimulate the liver to dump bile by absorption of the coffee into the haemorrhoidal veins and the portal vein, and to encourage deep cleansing of the colon by stimulating peristaltic activity.
The coffee enema is prepared by putting three tablespoons of drip ground coffee into one quart of distilled water which has just been brought to the boil. Continue on the boil for three minutes and then simmer on very low heat for 20 minutes. Cool. Strain and inject while at body temperature. Retain 10-15 minutes. This can be done every morning when on a detoxification program or fast, and every hour during an acute healing crisis. The bowels continue to operate independently even when taking the coffee enema regularly and start functioning easily on their own after the coffee enema is discontinued. The coffee enema is recommended after a lymph massage to cleanse the colon of the lymph which has drained into the bowel, but not before sleep as it is too stimulating. A herbal substitute for the coffee enema is: red clover, yellow dock root, burdock and red raspberry.

Spirulina enema

The use of spirulina plankton enemas together with fasting and purification programs is an excellent way to cleanse the colon and purify the blood stream as quickly as possible. Spirulina has the unique advantage of supplying strength and power through the absorption of the plankton into the bowel wall, as well as cleansing at the same time by softening the impacted fecal matter and stimulating peristalsis. Direct nutrition absorbed by the colon provides proteins and essential amino acids, laying a balanced foundation for easy purification, since hunger and weakness are prevented by the spirulina intake. The spirulina enema may be made as follows: Heat one blender full of distilled water to body temperature. Mix two teaspoons spirulina powder with half a cup of cold water till you make a smooth paste. Add two teaspoons glycerine (obtainable from the chemists) and stir together. Add this loose paste to a blender half full of the warm distilled water, and mix at slow speed. You can also use a whisk. Add the remaining distilled water slowly, to fill the blender. Fill the enema bag right away and use quickly. This method will wash out the lower and upper bowel and encourage a complete peristaltic downward action. The plankton is also absorbed in to the bowel wall, helping to soften, loosen and dilute the bowel contents. Inject the mixture a little at a time while lying on the right side. Move back and forth from left to right side, and massage the bowel area. If you feel that retention is impossible, then eject, and start the process over again. With practice the bowel becomes accustomed and eventually you will be able to retain a full enema of two quarts for five to ten minutes, while massaging the abdomen. Use of the shoulder stand will help the spirulina to reach the whole of the intestinal tract. The glycerine helps to emulsify the mixture, soften the impacted faeces and lubricate the walls of the colon. Take the enema the first night of and fast and for the next two nights. While you continue the fast, take one every other day and after the fast take once a month on a regular basis for effective bowel maintenance. Spirulina powder is better than grinding up tablets, as it is without additives.