What Are Enemas and How to Take an Enema?

Maintaining regular elimination is crucial to overall health. Enemas and colon cleansing play an important role in health by clearing the body of toxins and impacted waste. A clean colon leads to improved health. When the bowel is dirty, the blood is dirty, as are the organs and tissues. Therefore, the bowel must be cared for first, before any effective healing can take place.

Enemas are a safe, effective, and ancient remedy for all kinds of ailments. They efficiently clean the colon of fecal matter in the lower portion of the intestine and are an excellent remedy for relieving headaches, constipation, gas, colds, fever, backache, fecal concentration, and toxic buildup.

Enema bags, sometimes called “fountain syringes” can be found at most pharmacies or online. They look like a hot water bottle and come with a tube, an adjustable clamp, a nozzle, and a hook for hanging on the door or shower curtain.

How to Take an Enema

Needed Equipment

  • enema bag
  • castor, olive, or sesame oil as lubricant for enema tip
  • purified or distilled water
  • towel (for your head and for kneeling on)


  1. Rinse bag and nozzle to ensure cleanliness.
  2. Fill enema bag with lukewarm purified water and hang approximately eighteen to twenty-four inches above the floor (from towel rack or door handle).
  3. Lubricate enema tip with oil.
  4. Release a small amount of water to relieve any air pockets.
  5. While kneeling, insert enema tip into anus, controlling the flow of water with the valve. If you feel you cannot hold the water, take deep breaths and close the valve until the feeling subsides.
  6. Once the bag is empty, remove nozzle and lay down on floor in a comfortable position. Alternate positions—lie on your left side, then your back, and then your right side—to help move the water around.
  7. Massage your abdomen, starting with descending colon (left side of lower abdomen). Work up to the transverse and then down the ascending colon (right side of abdomen).
  8. When you have the urge to release, sit on the toilet (preferably with knees up on a stool).
  9. Continue massaging the abdomen and remain on toilet until all water and waste is released.

Some Useful Tips

  • Do not use hot water—this is a shock to the colon and can result in reabsorption of toxins.
  • Warm water helps loosen solids.
  • Cold water contracts muscle tissue and stimulates peristalsis (wavelike contractions that move food along the digestive tract). It can cause cramping if too cold.
  • You can add wheatgrass juice or ELive to enema water (great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls).
  • Without forcing yourself, try to retain the enema water for two to ten minutes.
  • If the bag is suspended too high, excessive pressure can cause discomfort. The bag should be just high enough to allow water to barely flow. Don’t worry how long the enema takes.
  • Always breathe and relax. Follow enemas with wheatgrass implants (wheatgrass juice used as rectal implants).

And you can also watch this explanatory video to get a visual understanding about enema.