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      How to use an Enema


A Simple Enema how to use one.

People that are new to using an enema should start with a plain simple warm water enema. After you become comfortable with the feelings associated with the enema you can proceed to more sophisticated types of solutions and techniques.

  1.  Always use Filtered water when possible! The normal municipal water supplys generally have chemicals that are harmful to the intestinal lining and can be absorbed into the body.

  2. For General all over body health.
    Some symptoms helped with enemas include, constipation, bad breath, bloating, fatigue, excess abdominal gas, headaches, indigestion, sinus congestion, skin problems, and symptoms of yeast infection.

  3.  Colon health problems
    Constipation, diarrhea, frequent severe headaches, backaches, fatigue, bad breathe, irritability, abdominal gas and bloating, lower back pain, sciatic pain, low resistance to colds and infections, low energy and vitality

  4. Constipation
    Take a look at the following categories of diseases and disorders that can also be related either directly or indirectly to the Colon: Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Varicose Veins, Diabetes, Gall Stones, Kidney Stones, Obesity, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Hemorrhoids

  5.  Diarrhea
    Loose, watery stools occurring more than once a day.

How to accomplish a Simple Enema

{A}  The most important thing you need to know about receiving an enema is too. "Relax"
Relaxation is the key ingredient for taking and receiving an enema that is effective and produces a good results.

{B}  Communication.  If you are receiving an enema from another person you need to let the administrator how you are feeling if you are feeling uncomfortable, cramping or getting full.  The administrator should encourage you to let them know how well you are doing.

{C}  Consideration is major part of enemas. The person administering the enema needs to make it is as comfortable and relaxing as possible for the recipient.

Steps for a Simple Warm Water Enema

(1)   Choose a warm comfortable place for your enema.   Collect all of the equipment you will need.
An  enema bag or  bucket with tubing, shut off and nozzle/rectal tube.
A 2 qt. or 2 liter or larger water container for extra warm water, towels, lubricant
Lubricant the anal nozzle/rectal tube. Super Salve  Surgilube.

(2)   Fill enema bag with warm filtered water (water should be approximately 100 to 107 Fahrenheit) make sure tubing clamp is closed, then open the nozzle or colon tube over the toilet to remove any air from tubing.  This eliminates the air from being injected into the colon where it can cause cramping.
Generously lubricate the anus. Lubricating the anus inside and out will allow easier insertion of the tube or nozzle and help relax the anus.
  Their are many positions for administering or receiving enemas ( Enema Positions).  Probably the most often used position for receiving and enema is lying on your left side with your right knee drawn up towards your chest.  It is very comfortable for the recipient, and allows easy access for nozzle or colon tube insertion.
After you are in a comfortable position. Gently insert the nozzle/colon tube and start water flow.  It should flow in at a rate of about 1 cup. per minute (8 oz.).  A good height for the enema bag should be approximately 18 to 24 in. above the rectum when you are in position to receive the enema.

If you feel cramping or uncomfortable clamp the tubing off and wait for the feeling to subside, this should only take a few seconds or a minute then you can resume the flow. Try to take the entire contents of the enema bag during one injection stopping and starting as needed. If you cannot hold the entire bag you can move to the toilet and expel.  After resting for a while, refill the enema bag and began procedure again trying to take the complete bag.

When receiving the enema:
Massaging the abdomen in a counter-clockwise direction will help move the liquid solution further into the colon.

(3)  After you have taken as much liquid solution as possible, clamp the tubing and remove the nozzle then try to hold the enema for 5 to 10 minutes then you can move to the toilet to expel the contents of your bowel.
Holding the enema for 5 to 10 minutes will ensure a good cleaning of most of the large intestine. The time allows the enema solution to soften the hardened stool in the colon.

   When expelling the enema:
Massage abdomen in a clockwise direction {From the right side of your abdomen towards the left side} this will help move the liquid and solids toward the anal opening.
Try not to force (bear down) to push the enema solution out, just relax let the natural colon contractions work.

Massaging the abdomen while expelling the enema helps move the solution and feces toward the rectum and out the anus.

The best position for expelling your enema is squatting over the toilet.   Squatting, supports the abdominal wall and the bowel as we bear down, brings about an easier bowel evacuation.
Massaging the abdomen while expelling also helps move the wastes toward the anal opening.

An open attitude about the enema will help others to learn this health treatment.


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Volume Conversions: Used for liquids only
US quantity Metric equivalent
1 teaspoon 5 mL
1 tablespoon or 1/2 fluid ounce 15 mL
1 fluid ounce or 1/8 cup 30 mL
1/4 cup or 2 fluid ounces 60 mL
1/3 cup 80 mL
1/2 cup or 4 fluid ounces 120 mL
2/3 cup 160 mL
3/4 cup or 6 fluid ounces 180 mL
1 cup or 8 fluid ounces or half a pint 240 mL
1 1/2 cups or 12 fluid ounces 350 mL
2 cups or 1 pint or 16 fluid ounces 475 mL
3 cups or 1 1/2 pints 700 mL
4 cups or 2 pints or 1 quart 950 mL
4 quarts or 1 gallon 3.8 L
Note: In cases where higher precision is not justified, it
may be convenient to round these conversions off as follows:
  1 cup = 250 mL
  1 pint = 500 mL
  1 quart = 1 L
  1 gallon = 4 L

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