An enema is, by definition, the injection of liquid through the anus to motivate evacuation. Enemas are great for cleansing your colon and have many additional benefits. But how can you perform your own enema at home?
1. Gather your supplies:
A couple of large, old towels
An old rag or washcloth
A teaspoon of organic almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil for lubrication
One quart distilled water at body temperature
A clean enema kit
A book or magazine—it’ll come in handy!
2. Find a warm, comfortable place to perform the enema, such as a private bathroom with a sunny window or heater. There should be a place for your enema bag or bucket to sit or hang from (it should be about 2-3 feet above the floor).
3. Assemble the enema kit according to the instructions included with the kit.
5. Use the oil to lubricate your anus as well as the first few centimeters of the insertion tip on the enema tube.
6. Hold the insertion end of the tube over the bathtub or toilet. Use the clamp to control the flow, and fill your bucket or bag with the distilled water. Open the clamp to let the water travel through the tube until it comes out steadily. Be sure that there aren’t any air pockets in the tube. Once you are sure of this, clamp the tube to stop the flow.
7.Lie on your back, with your knees drawn towards your chest. After you are comfortable, insert the nozzle about three inches into the anus. Stop if you feel any resistance and adjust the angle slightly until you can easily insert the tube.
8. Slowly release the clamp to start the flow of water. Go slowly, as going too quickly can create the need to evacuate immediately. The key to a successful enema is to take in and retain the liquid. If you experience cramping, clamp the tube and take a deep breath before continuing. Lightly massaging the abdomen will also help.
9. After you have taken as much water as you can hold, gently remove the nozzle and continue lying on the floor, or move to the toilet.
10. After you have retained the liquid for 5-15 minutes, sit on the toilet and relax until you are able to expel what you need to.
11. You’re done! Clean your equipment and let it air-dry before storage.