While enemas may seem messy or uncomfortable, many clients report that the procedure is so helpful to calm them, remove pain, release toxins, clear the head, and other things that they soon forget the inconvenience and don’t mind them at all.
General notes: This procedure recommends using up to about 2 cups of water in the enema. You may use more, but in my experience, it is not necessary. If you cannot retain the enema well, try using even less water.
Distilled water is generally best for coffee enemas, as it absorbs more of the coffee essence. However, one can use spring water or carbon-only-filtered tap water if distilled water is not available.
Doing two coffee enemas, back to back, is extremely powerful. This is brand new research (2012).
You may retain the enema more than 15 minutes, although I think that 30 minutes is plenty.
Step 1. Materials
* Buy a standard 2-quart enema bag, or an enema bucket. It should come with a hook or handle to hang up the bag, a hose, an enema tip, and a clamp on the hose. If you use an enema bag, the enema/douche bag combination is a little easier to use. If you cannot find an enema bag at a local drug store, here is a link to buy one inexpensively online: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/walgreens-combination-douche%2c-enema-and-water-bottle-system/ID=prod17207-product
* Buy preferably some organic, dark roast, and perhaps Columbian regular coffee. This is best, although technically any coffee will work. It can be regular grind or flaked. Do not buy instant coffee and do not buy decaffeinated coffee. For maximum freshness, buy coffee beans and grind your own coffee, but this is not necessary. Store your coffee in the freezer for maximum freshness.
The lighter roast coffee, which is a lighter color, is more yin and not quite as good, although it is easier to hold in the colon, which is a benefit some people like. It may also be less irritating if you have hemorrhoids, for some reason.
Step 2. Preparation of coffee
There are three methods. The 1) boil for 12 minutes and the 2) coffeemaker methods are best. You can make coffee in a perolator, but these are not used much anymore. Coffee can also be made using the newer steam flash method. The 3) soak or non-boil method is more yin, so it is not quite as good. However, it is fast and perhaps better if you are traveling, for instance, as you do not need to boil the coffee.
When beginning coffee enemas, use much less coffee, to make sure you tolerate it well. For example, begin with a half teaspoon of coffee and increase the amount when you are sure you tolerate it well.
1. The Boil For 12-13 Minutes Method.
Place about 1/3 of a cup of water in a saucepan. Preferably use distilled water or Ice Age glacial spring water. although any decent water will do. If possible, use a non-metallic saucepan such as ceramic, glass or enamel surface. This is not too important, however.
Add about ½ to two tablespoons of coffee, and bring it to a boil.
When the water and coffee boils, turn down the burner and allow it to simmer for 12 to 13 minutes. Then turn off the burner, move the pan to a cool burner, and add about one full cup of water or a little more. You may make a larger quantity and use it for several enemas, although fresh is best.
To test the temperature of the water, place a finger in it. It should be a comfortably warm temperature. If the water is too hot or very cold, retaining the enema will be more difficult.
2. Coffeemaker or Percolator method.
Place about 1/2 cup or so of water in a coffee maker, along with 1 teaspoon to 3 tablespoons of coffee and turn the machine on. When you begin to use coffee enemas, start with a smaller amount of coffee, in case you are sensitive to it.
When the coffee is ready, add at least one cup more water to cool the mixture to body temperature.
NOTE: The coffee made with a coffeemaker will not be quite as strong as with the boil method, so you will need a little more coffee using a coffee maker than if you use the boil method.
3. The Soak Or Non-Boil Method.
Place one cup or more of ground coffee in a glass container. Add twice as much water as coffee to the container. Soak this overnight. Then store the liquid in the refrigerator.
When you want to do an enema, place about 2-4 tablespoons of this soaked liquid in your enema bag and add one and a half to two cups of warm water.
This method is not quite as good, as it is more yin and the coffee is weaker. However, if you do not have time to boil the coffee, or are traveling, for example, it is fast and does not require a coffeemaker.
Step 3. Preparing to take the enema
* Pour the coffee liquid slowly into your enema bag or enema bucket, and the grounds should stay behind. Alternatively, you could strain the coffee liquid through a fine strainer or coffee filter paper into the clean enema bag. However, keeping the coffee out of contact with the metal screen may be a little better.
* Screw on the top of the enema bag. The enema is now ready.
* Be sure the plastic hose is fastened tightly onto the enema bag and the thin enema tip is attached to the other end.
* Remove any air from the enema tube by doing the following: Grasp, but do not close the clamp on the hose. Place the enema tip in the sink. Hold up the enema bag slightly above the tip until the water begins to flow out. As soon as it starts flowing, quickly close the clamp. This expels any air in the tube.
* Lubricate the enema tip with a small amount of petroleum jelly, Vaseline, soap, olive oil, shaving cream or even Chapstick. Vaseline or petroleum jelly works very well but are a little greasy. (Note: Too much lubrication might cause the tip to fall out of the rectum, creating a mess. Experiment to see how much and what kind of lubrication is best for you).
* If possible, have a bowel movement before doing your enema. This can make it easier to retain the enema. To have a bowel movement, try eating 4 or 5 almonds, or perhaps some other food. I do not recommend fruit or fruit juice, or sweets, however. You may do a quick plain water enema if needed to clean the colon before your coffee enema, if you wish.
Step 4. Taking the enema
* The enema position. The position I recommend is lying on one's back on a towel or mat, on the bathroom floor, in the bath tub or perhaps in bed with a few towels under you to catch any drip. The reasons for using this position are: 1) it is very relaxing, and 2) you can do the Roy Masters meditation exercise while doing your coffee enema. This is not possible if you are on your side or in the “doggie” position on all fours.
* With the clamp closed, place the enema bag on the floor next to you, or hang the bag about one foot above your abdomen.
* Insert the tip gently and slowly. Aim it straight upwards from the legs, not at any angle. Twist or turn the enema tip gently as you insert it, as this can make it slide in much easier. Do this until it goes all the way in. Never leave it half way in – it will not work this way. There are two anal sphincters it must pass through, so the tip must be all the way in.
* Open the clamp and hold or hang the enema bag about one foot above the abdomen. The water may take a few seconds to begin flowing. If the water does not flow, you may gently squeeze the bag or the hose to clear an air bubble, in most cases. If you develop a cramp, close the hose clamp, turn from side to side and take a few deep breaths. The cramp will usually pass quickly.
* When all the liquid is inside, the bag will become flat. Close the clamp. You can leave the tube inserted, or remove it slowly.
* RETAIN THE ENEMA FOR 15 MINUTES, if possible, or even up to 30 minutes. Retaining it more than 15 minutes is not necessary, but has an enhanced effect. See below if you have difficulties retaining the enema.
What to do while retaining the enema. You may remain lying on the floor, or get up and lie in bed with a towel under your mid-section to protect against leaks. Do not walk around. Use the time preferably to do the Roy Masters meditation exercise with my modifications. It works excellently at this time. You could also just relax, meditate, listen to a CD, or other quiet activity.
Step 5. Finishing up
* After 15 to 30 minutes, go to the toilet and empty out the water. It is okay if some water remains inside. If most of the water remains inside, you are likely somewhat dehydrated. In this case, you need to drink more water, or a different kind of water. Avoid all reverse osmosis water and see the article entitled Water For Drinking on this site for more information.
Rubbing your abdomen and your right leg, calf area, while sitting on the toilet may help eliminate the water.
* Wash the enema bag and tube thoroughly with soap and water.
* For cleanliness, a bidet toilet attachment can be wonderful. This is a simple, inexpensive device that provides a spray of your bottom while sitting on the toilet. It can either be a fixed spray or a handheld sprayer. It uses the water supply for the toilet. A heated bidet attachment one is not necessary, in my experience.
Hints regarding enemas:
* If possible, do the enema after a bowel movement to make it easier to retain the coffee. If you cannot have a bowel movement, this does not affect some people’s ability to hold the coffee, while other like to take a plain water enema first, to clean out the colon.
* If intestinal gas is a problem, some stretching or bending exercises before the enema may eliminate the gas. You can also leave the enema tip inside you the entire 15-20 minutes. This allows gas and air to escape back into the enema bag. The bag must be at a higher level than your body and you will need to use a small strap around your thigh to keep the enema tube inside you so it does not fall out.
* It is not essential, but is helpful if the water fills the entire colon. You can make this happen by lying on your back when you first insert the coffee. However, after a few minutes, turn and lie on your right side for about 5 minutes.
* If water will not flow around the entire colon, you may gently massage your abdomen. 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. I don’t usually recommend this, as it is not usually needed.
* If the enema makes you jittery, reduce the amount of coffee.
* if the enema causes irritation of the anal area, add one or two tablespoons of aloe vera juice to the coffee liquid.
* The enema may lower your blood sugar. If so, eat something just before or after taking the enema.
* If you have trouble holding the enema, here are suggestions.
1) Be patient. Practice makes perfect.
2) The water may be too hot or too cold. Be sure the water temperature is comfortable.
3) It may help to place a small pillow or rolled up towel under your buttocks so the water flows down hill into your colon.
4) If trouble continues, try reducing the amount of coffee or add 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses to the water.
5) Try leaving the enema tip inside you with the clamp open the entire time. This allows air and gas to escape back into the bag or bucket. The bag or bucket must be at a higher level than your body for this to work.