If you’re on a budget, or you simply don’t like the idea of going to a clinic for your colonics, you might want to consider buying a home enema kit. This is a perfectly safe way to flush out your colon while in the comfort of your own home. A series of home enemas will make your colon cleanse more effective and speed up the recovery of your toxic colon.
You should know that although home enemas definitely score points for convenience, they will never be quite as effective as a properly administered treatment by a colon hydrotherapist. This is because the colonic flushes water all the way through your colon, whereas a home enema will only flush the lower part of your colon. If you’re having difficulty deciding between colonics, home enemas or simply sticking to the cleansing diet, just choose whatever you feel most comfortable with.
Every enema kit will come with detailed instructions which you should follow closely. However many cleansers are curious about the process and would like to discover a little more before buying a kit, so on this page we describe a typical home enema experience. The entire process can be done at home, without assistance, and in total privacy.
Steps in administering a home enema
- Choose a room in your house where you will do your home enema. Typically this will be the bathroom as it is advisable to have a toilet nearby (and a lock on the door!). You will need somewhere for your enema bag to hang from (around 3-4 feet from the floor).
- Lay down some old towels on the floor and get some reading materials ready to keep yourself entertained. A couple of pillows may also come in handy.
- There will be a clamp on the enema tube. Make sure this is closed, and fill the bag with your enema solution (often this is just distilled water).
- Open the clamp and make sure there is a steady, even flow of water coming out of the tube. Refasten the clamp.
- Lubricate the end of the enema tube with some olive or coconut oil. Use some oil to lubricate your anus too, this is important to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible.
- Now lie down on your back and pull your knees up to your chest.
- Insert the tube very gently about 2-3 inches into your anus.
- Unfasten the clamp and allow the enema solution to enter your colon.
- Take as much of the solution as you can, then stop when you start to feel uncomfortable.
- Hold the solution inside for 10-15 minutes. This is when the pillows and reading material come in handy!
- Stand up and move to the toilet to expel the solution. Stay there for as long as you need.
What are the differences between a colonic and a home enema?
Colonics will always be more effective at cleansing the colon than home enemas. This is for a couple of reasons. First, they send in multiple infusions of water that reach all the way to the end of your colon. Second, they tend to last longer – a typical colonic will last 45 minutes whereas a home enema might only take 15 minutes.
The flipside, of course, is that doing a colonic is quite a time consuming and expensive process. You will need to set aside most of an afternoon, book an appointment and make your way to the clinic. Colonics need to be performed by qualified therapists, whereas enemas can be self-administered. Enemas can also be done in your bathroom with minimal equipment and expense.