Updated: Feb 22
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What the heck is an Enema?
An enema is a procedure where a liquid solution is inserted into the colon via a tube through the rectum. The liquid solution softens the stools in the colon and stimulates muscle contractions that expel the stool from the colon. There are many benefits in the use of enemas depending on the type of solution you use in your PPrX Silicone Enema Kit.
Who started this Enema trend anyway?
Enema cleanses have been in practice since ancient times and used to help cure many disorders such as acute headaches, constipation, the flu, common colds, meningitis, poisoning, and even cancer. In 1500 B.C, Egyptians used this process due to their beliefs that many diseases were caused by superfluities of food that carried harmful bacteria. Enemas were used in ancient African regions, Greece, Babylonia, India, and China. As the years progressed, the American Indians developed the tubing by using a syringe made of an animal bladder and a hollow leg bone. The pre-Columbian south Americans created the first rubber enema bags and tubes. Pre-revolutionary France, enemas were used daily after dinner to clean the colon and also used to keep the skin radiant and clear. It is reported that Louis XIV used enemas over 1000 times in his lifetime to remain at optimum health. Enemas have been used for a long time and can also be found in some famous literature by some authors such as Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Gulliver Travels to Peyton Place. Coffee Enemas even date back to World War I when soldiers used them for pain relief. Until the 1970s, coffee enemas were included in the Merck Manual treatment guide for physicians and one of the core treatments of the Gerson Therapy Cancer protocol.
Gerson Therapy, which was developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1930s for the treatment of degenerative diseases such as skin tuberculosis, diabetes, and cancer, was the first to introduce coffee enemas (Son et. al, 2020).
Gerson believed that coffee enemas were able to treat cancer by detoxification of the liver and intestines. He found that the kahweol and cafestol in coffee enhance the activity of glutathione (GSH) S-transferase (GST), a major antioxidant enzyme that neutralizes free radicals by 600% to 700% (Son et. al, 2020). These free radicals are then absorbed by the –SH groups of GSH in the bile, becoming bile salts that are flushed out of the gallbladder into the intestines for excretion through the colon. After detoxification, cancer cells are destroyed by an allergic inflammatory reaction (Son et. al, 2020).
In more recent years, the use of complementary and holistic approaches has become more favorable and wanted. Diseases such as Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Diverticulitis are the leading causes of Gastrointestinal diseases. Over 100 million North Americans suffer from these digestive diseases and have cost financial, and physical, and mental damages to their life.
(Son et. al, 2020). “The most well-known and widely adopted methods are colon irrigation, retention enema, and coffee enema. Water with 2 different temperatures (warm and cool) that flow alternately, diluted Chinese herbal medicine, and diluted coffee are used as enema solution for colon irrigation, retention enema, and coffee enema, respectively” (Son et. al, 2020).
Hmmm…So what are the benefits?
Reported benefits include:
· Weight Issues
· Reduce Fatigue
· To relieve constipation
· Relive Brain Fog
· Skin Conditions
· Better Cognitive function
· Decrease Acne
· Clearer Skin
· Clear bowels before a Medical Procedure
· Improved Energy Levels
· Pain relief
· To rehydrate and remove stuck, dried feces from your colon wall
· To introduce probiotics directly into your bowel
· Lyme Disease
· Elimination of Parasites/ Candida
· Liver Cleansing
· Reduce Bloating
· To heal hemorrhoids
· Improve sleep
· Maintain Youthfulness
Are Enemas backed by science?
Currently, there are no scientific studies confirming these benefits but I believe that this is due to there not being in financial gain in the promotion to holistic and natural treatments. There are research articles that discuss the dangers of enemas such as rectal tears, burns due to inserting too hot water in their rectum, and infections due to using unfiltered water. However, these are dangers that can be avoided such as lubricating the tip of the tubing to avoid rectal tears, using room-temperature water, and sanitizing enema bags and the tip thoroughly prior to use to avoid infections. Yes, there are benefits to using enemas but there are also major risks. Safety should always be considered prior to use enemas.
How often should I use Enemas?
Enemas can be done anywhere from 1-2x a day to once a year. The frequency depends on the person and their medical provider. The frequency can be decreased once you begin to feel better.
Enemas are not habit-forming but performing at your best is.
If you have a chronic illness, consult your doctor about how often you can safely do enemas.
Enema Safety and Side Effects:
An incorrectly administered enema can damage tissue in your rectum/colon, cause bowel perforation, and, if the device is not sterile, infections. Rectal burns can be caused by hot-water enemas.
In enemas, it is important to use the correct type of water to avoid any adverse effects. Unfiltered, chlorinated water harms the colon lining and kills good microbes. Chemicals should be avoided in the use of enema because they irritate the colon tissues. Chemicals can remain in the bloodstream and cause the liver to work harder than it should. It is important that the water should be filtered, preferably with a carbon-based shower filter or a reverse osmosis system for best results.
Do not rush the process:
When administrating an enema the process should be slow. Do not rush the process. You should release the clamp slowly. Water temperature also plays a major role. Too cold of water can cause pain and too hot of water can burn the sensitive tissue of the colon. So, make sure to use your finger and taste the water to make sure that the water is lukewarm and tolerable
The anus and rectum tissues are very sensitive and if handled wrong, damage to those tissues will inevitably cause and/or aggravate hemorrhoids or anal fissures.
Never share your PPrX Silicone Enema Bag with anyone, doing so can result in an infection or sickness due to possible infectious microbes from the other person.
Make sure to wash and sterilize your equipment post usage. It is important to replenish your electrolytes post enema. It is recommended that 1 teaspoon of salt is added to your enema solution to avoid electrolyte imbalances. If cramps or bloating occurs, it may be due to your electrolytes. Products such as Pediasure, Gatorade, or a multivitamin can help to replenish your electrolytes.
Can I do this at Home?
Home Enemas can be done by using ours at-home Silicone Enema Kit. A detailed enema manual accompanies our kits which will walk you through step by step. Included are also our enema recipes and a small sample pack of our Enema Coffee!
How to Perform an Enema
*The best time to perform an enema is in the morning after your first bowel movement.
· Prepare your enema solution and cool to lukewarm (37-40? C or 98-104? F). Be sure your solution has been well-filtered with a strainer and cheesecloth.
· Prepare your enema kit with the instructions that came with it.
· Pour your solution into the PPrX Silicone Enema Bag making sure your clamp is closed before you pour.
· Silicone Enema Bag should be placed higher than your body, such as on a chair or countertop beside you, or the bag can hang from the shower rod.
· Prepare the space you will be lying on, then lie on your right side in a fetal position.
· Unlock your enema clamp carefully to allow the liquid to fill the tubing, then clamp tight.
· Lubricate the tip of your nozzle using a lubricate oil or ointment and gently insert it 2 inches into your rectum. It may help to keep your right leg straight and your left leg towards your chest to make insertion easier.
· Unlock the clamp and allow the enema solution to flow. You can pinch or lightl
y clamp your tube to slow it down if there is any discomfort.
· Lay in this position as long as you can (10-15 seconds for just rectum cleaning and 30 seconds or more to clean the entire colon). You can start out slow and work your way up via time.
· Once you feel the urge or hit the desired time, sit on the toilet and release.
*When you start to see air bubbles in your tubing, stop the clamp and allow the hose to drain until the bubble is gone.
Who should avoid Enemas?
· Pregnant ladies: In pregnancy (especially up to 7 months), an enema should be strictly avoided as it increases the risk of abortion substantially.
· Persons suffering from an extreme condition of piles and rectum ulcers or tears.
· Persons suffering from conditions of intestinal obstructions.
· Very weak people (after conditions of acute illnesses or otherwise)
· Those with electrolyte decencies
What is included in The PPrX Silicone Enema Kit?
· Non-toxic colon cleansing enema bag- it is made with medical-grade reusable odorless, BPA and phthalates free silicone for comfortable in-home enema relief.
· The PPrX Silicone Enema Kit Guide Book
· The PPrX Silicone Enema Kit recipe book
· Sample Pack of The PPrX Silicone Enema Coffee