- July 28, 2013 at 4:07 am #108303
I’ve been putting off the enemas because the idea of it kind of grossed me out, but I am at a point where I think it’s worth trying based on what I’ve been reading.
I have some questions for those who have done enemas.
1. Should I just do some plain water enemas or a specific type of enema (i.e.: ACV, coffee, etc)?
2. Should I hold the liquid in, or do I insert and expel immediately? If I am to retain the fluid, how long do I hold it in for?
3. How do you hang your enema bag high enough that it is several feet above your head?
4. How often should I do them? Once a day (or more), every other day, once a week, etc?
5. Other tips/hints/thoughts?
Thanks!July 28, 2013 at 5:58 am #108304
DaughterNatureMemberTopics: 20Replies: 82
I will answer as much as I know based on my experience with enemas. I have only performed about 30 enemas on myself back when my IBS was terrible and I had not considered the protocol yet. Also, the information I found may be incorrect/different for your circumstances/etc.
1. I started out with plain water and went into coffee enemas and probiotic enemas after I had more control over my rectal muscles.
2. I have read contradicting information for this question: some say to take in a “good” amount of liquid and hold that in for 10-15 minutes (which is difficult. 5 is challenging). Other sources say that you should perform several high-volume enemas in a row until the expelled water comes out as clear as it went in. It took me 3 high-volume enemas to accomplish clearer water. I do not know what to think about either of these instructions. I stopped performing enemas because I also read that they can prevent your muscles from performing properly during routine bowel movements.
3. I have an enema kit shown here that I could place on a low counter top in the bathroom while I laid on a towel.
4. The frequency depends on your condition. I think the Gerson Enema book requires several coffee enemas a day for terminally ill cancer patients. However, for a candida sufferer you may find relief with infrequent enemas and a diet that suits bowel health. I only performed 1 enema ever two or three weeks and was eating lots of foods that caused intestinal discomfort.
5. Lets see… lube up the plastic piece that you insert in your rectum with some vitamin E or something; this will aid insertion. When you first insert the plastic piece relax EVERYTHING. Listen to music or read a book. SET A TIMER to see how long you have held the liquid in; it always seems longer than it is. Have a wet paper towel near by especially if you’re grossed out by the process. Use luke-warm water; cold water is uncomfortable and hot water is painful. I always take a shower after and feel amazing inside and out!July 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm #108315
thank you so much for your through reply! it is much appreciated 🙂
that’s interesting about it potentially affecting bowel function…i definitely don’t want to rely on these then
if anyone else has thoughts about retention vs. just letting go, i’d love it.July 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm #108318
I did a bit more research on here and enemas seem to get mixed reviews. I am concerned about ridding myself of all the ‘good’ bacteria. Any thoughts? Additionally, it sounds like the enemas can’t reach as far as would be necssary to really rid oneself of all the candida…now I’m unsure if I should do this or notJuly 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm #108333
ChinUpMemberTopics: 7Replies: 24
The most important thing is to used DISTILLED WATER. Do not use tap water.
I found plain distilled water enemas to be helpful earlier in my treatment just to get some of the massive quantities of candida expelled. I would get large candida “squids” and thick gel-like mucous-candida globs. It is worth a test to see how it affects your body. I would get constipated once or twice a week earlier on, so try and save the enemas for the days when you really need them. I would follow mine with a probiotic retention enema.
I tried a Lugol’s Iodine enema today (mainly for parasite, liver cleansing). It released some strange looking stuff!
In any case, make sure you are using distilled water.
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