This is the third of four blogs detailing the entire coffee enema procedure. Part one talks about The Benefits of A Coffee Enema, part two is information about how often, how long and when + cautions and contraindications, and part three goes through the entire step-by-step coffee enema process.
- If you wish, first lie on your right side for 5 minutes, then on your back for 5 minutes, and then on your left side for 5 minutes. This may help the water flow to more parts of the colon. It is not necessary, but it assists cleansing.
- To make your enema more powerful, you can shine a red heat lamp on your abdomen while you are doing the coffee enema. Carefully position the lamp about 2 feet above your abdomen.
- You may gently massage your abdomen while retaining the enema. Do it gently, as hard massage could cause cramping.
- Some people attach a 30-inch colon tube to the tip of the enema tube, and insert the tube so the water will reach the right side of the colon. This does not appear necessary, but enables water to fill the entire colon more easily.
- If the enema makes you jittery, reduce the amount of coffee.
- The enema may lower your blood sugar. If so, have a small snack before the enema.
- Two coffee enemas, back to back, each for 15-30 minutes, is excellent for detoxification.
- If you have trouble holding the enema, here are suggestions:
- An easy way to expel it before doing an enema is to lie on your back and pull your knees up to your chest as far as possible. Take a few deep breaths in this position.
- Reduce the amount of water and/or coffee for a while.
- The water may be too hot or too cold. Be sure the water temperature feels comfortable as it enters the colon. It should be around 98oF.
- It may help to place a small pillow or rolled up towel under your buttocks so the water flows downhill into your colon.
- Be patient. Practice makes perfect. If you still have difficulty retaining the enema, leave the enema tip inside you the whole time so gas can bubble out through the tube.
In Health and Happiness,
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods
Reference: Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis by Lawrence D. Wilson; L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.; Fifth edition edition (May 12, 2016); pg. 506-507.