An enema is an injection of fluid, usually water, into the large intestine (colon) through the rectum. The purpose is for flushing the colon of debris or hydrating the body during a fever. Another use for enemas is increasing the oxygen level of the body through adding hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to the water. H2O2 is simply water with an added oxygen molecule. Neutrophils are white blood cells created in the bone marrow which naturally make H2O2 for its cleansing action. Microscopic neutrophils develop to maturity in about a week and are released into the bloodstream at the rate of about 100 billion per day.
The natural H2O2 produced by neutrophils aids in detoxifying the the body of harmful invaders like bacteria and viruses which do not thrive in an oxygen rich environment. Neutrophils also produce enzymes for their cleansing function. This is accomplished just like protease enzymes digest the protein foods we eat. Once a neutrophil is released into the bloodstream, it might only last a few hours serving its purpose. By increasing the hydrogen peroxide level of the body through enemas, we support natural detoxification of unfriendly invaders, in harmony with the immune system.
It is very important to only use 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and at the strict rate of two drops per enema bag (one quart) full of water. Using more than this might cause irritation to the large intestine lining. Be careful while using H2O2. A convenient method of dispensing 35% H2O2 is from a small glass eye dropper bottle, carefully avoiding direct skin contact. Although it is being consumed by some, hydrogen peroxide is not recommended for oral use.
- In some critical situations, it might be difficult to hold liquids down in the stomach, contributing to dehydration. This is not a safe position to be in. By inserting and retaining water in the rectum, the body hydrates while the stomach is settling. Along with doing enemas, consuming Fermented Ginger capsules is an effective remedy for soothing an upset stomach.
- When the body temperature goes up over 100 degrees, enemas are a safe method for cooling the body. Prolonged fevers are very dehydrating. At the first signs of dehydration, consider doing a retention enema to hydrate.
- During bouts of constipation, enemas aid in clearing dry or sticky obstructing fecal matter. Performing weekly colon cleanses may clear a chronic case of constipation by strengthening and detoxing the colon.
- Swollen lymph nodes in the groin area may be relieved with regular enemas along with massaging the area. Clearing the large intestine aids in draining local lymph nodes.
- Chronic low back aches might be relieved by strengthening and cleansing the large intestine. Headaches may also be relieved with colon cleansing.
- Flatulence and bloating are often relieved through clearing the large intestine. Stomach distention is also known to be reduced with regular enema therapy.
Performing an Enema
Simple directions are included when an enema bag is purchased. This method is for deeper cleansing of the large intestine.
- Close the shut-off clamp so water does not run out of the bag while being filled.
- Fill the bottle with warm purified water, mixing in two drops of 35% H2O2.
- Apply lubricating jelly to the insertion tip, preferably unpetroleum jelly.
- Hang the enema bag at least three feet above hip level; a towel bar works well.
- While on your hands and knees, gently insert the lubricated tip into the rectum.
- Or, insert the tip while on your back in the bathtub, or on the toilet leaning forward.
- Open the clamp and slowly release about a cup of water into the rectum.
- Close the clamp and retain this water until you have the urge to evacuate.
- After emptying the colon, repeat numbers seven and eight until only water comes out.
- For the last cleanse, retain the water for up to twenty minutes and then release it.
- Clean the enema bag thoroughly and hang to dry completely before storing.
- Enjoy the fresh clean feeling!
History of Enemas
Performing enemas has been recorded in history since 1500 BC, beginning with the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, an ancient medical document. In 600 BC Babylonian and Assyrian tablets had cuneiform inscriptions on the use of enemas. In 400 BC Hippocrates was recorded using enemas for fever therapy, and in 124 BC Asclepiades used enemas for intestinal worms and fevers.
In 30 AD, Celsus, author of De Medicina, wrote about the use of the enema. In 100 AD, the Greek physician Galen, one of the most skilled physicians of his time, was also a proponent of the use of enemas. In 200 AD, historical references in the Essene Gospels of Peace (Essenes were followers of Jesus) explains the importance of colonics (colon flushing). After 1,000 AD a variety of syringe styles were developed and the popularity of colon therapy continued growing. Today, colonics and enemas are very common with those doing natural health therapies.
Following an Enema
Although enemas don’t clear out a lot of good bacteria that are cultured in the large intestine, it is a good idea to follow an enema with a probiotic supplement. For those with chronically scanty bowel movements, consider taking a daily probiotic for culturing the colon with healthy bacteria.
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