We are here to support your enema journey in every way we can, which is why we have quite the collection of FAQ's straight from our community. We hope the below will answer your questions!
An enema is a tool to help with your gut health, inflammation and other health factors. Regular enemas can help you achieve greater health and wellbeing. Each of you will have a different goal to achieve.
If you are constipated and not going to the toilet regularly, then a water enema is for you! You can do as many water enemas as you need to get things moving and whenever you need relief.
If you feel you may be suffering from candida, or parasites then a coffee enema would be better suited to you.
A water enema is great for constipation, and is done by filling the Colon Care enema bag. No hold is required as the water is meant to reach as high up in the colon as possible and stimulate a release.
A coffee enema is used for liver detoxification, boosting antioxidant levels, fighting fatigue, parasites, candida and can be useful for anxiety and depression. Coffee enemas use our Colon Care coffee blend that is held in the colon for up to 15 minutes prior to releasing on the toilet.
Try a water enema before completing a coffee enema. A clear lower colon will help you hold the coffee solution for longer and make the coffee enema more comfortable to hold.
Water enemas do not require any hold. You can choose to try to hold but this is not necessary.
Up to 10 minutes if you are very sensitive to caffeine, but 15 - 20 minutes for maximum benefit.
Every few months or when it becomes discoloured. Depends on your usage amount. Always clean and sterilise thoroughly. *no detergents. We suggest Milton as the preferred cleaning agent.
Yes water enemas are safe during pregnancy. Always check with your doctor first.
If you have inserted the tip and are lying down, sometimes you will find the solution won't flow. This is because either your tip is inserted too far so gently pull it out until it begins flowing, or you have poured coffee grinds into the bag by accident and they have blocked the filter.
Hang the bag high for the best gravity flow, and remember sometimes less is more with your insert.
No, an enema should not be painful. If you are suffering from constipation you may find it crampy or uncomfortable when the solution flows in. This however should be fast relieved when you sit on the toilet. The insert itself should not be painful and should you experience any pain it would be best to contact your doctor. Detoxing can be a difficult and trying process for some, especially when the body has been struggling for some time.
Here are the 3 main reasons this can happen and how to prevent it & what to do!
1. You are dehydrated - when you are dehydrated (aka not drinking at least 2.5 litres of water a day, your body will want to absorb any liquid that comes it's way. This can also be true if your diet is high in salt or processed foods. When you do an enema, you are inserting water into the colon which, if you are dehydrated will get absorbed instead of released. Our recommendation is to drink lots of (filtered) water daily to ensure you are hydrated, and especially as your are detoxing to ensure your body is able to flush the toxicity out. This will prevent absorption and allow you to release more and not bloat after an enema.
If this has happened to you and you feel like you have retained water during an enema, try doing another water enema to follow to continue the flush out.
2. Toxins are stirring up, but haven't all come out yet- if you have been constipated, eating poorly or suffering from other discomfort or disease for a long period of time, it will be a process to move stool from the colon. Your colon is about 2 metres long and the average person is holding around 5 -7 kg's of waste . If you do not go to the toilet everyday at least once, you are likely on the higher scale of that. Thus, when we do an enema and start to clear the lower colon.
3. You are inflamed - Try taking a strong probiotic, eating and drinking lots of soothing inflammatory foods and minimising stress.
Try doing another water enema to help the excess water and stool move. Sometimes the body absorbs the water when it needs hydration, or if there is old impacted stool this can absorb water also, so continuing with another flush can help to move everything along.
An enema can only effectively clear the lower part of your descending colon. The large intestine is nearly 2 meters long so clearing the entire colon can take time and often requires a colon irrigation or other help to soften the stool further up. Enemas can help to bring everything that’s in the lower portion out, and make more space for things to move.
A water enema is best for constipation. Coffee enemas are good for improving your gut health.
Yes when performed correctly enemas are very safe and have been used for hundreds of years in the medical profession. All of our kits are medical grade and come with instructional guides on how to use them safely. There are very few recorded side effects of enemas, and enemas are extremely gentle on the bowel using only gravity to fill the colon. At any point if you feel discomfort you can remove the enema tip and stop the enema. Consult your health care professionals before use if you have any pre existing health conditions.
Chances are if you have gut issues, you are already struggling in the good bacteria department. A healthy gut microbiome is filled with friendly bacteria, when we cleanse with enemas we do remove both good and bad (your body doesn't discriminate) but with a healthy diet in a clean environment your good bacteria will repopulate naturally and flourish better.