Coffee Enemas are nothing new
Enemas have been used for detoxification purposes for over 2000 years, but coffee made its appearance during the 1st World War, where it was used in hospitals to relieve pain for injured soldiers.
Benefits of Coffee Enemas
- Coffee enemas increase the detoxification function of the liver by 600%, and increases small intestine detoxification by 700%. As part of integrative medicine adelaide.
- Promotes bile acid production for increased toxin excretion.
- Components of coffee (theophylline and theobromine) dilate blood vessels reducing gut inflammation.
- Palmitic acid in coffee increases glutathione S-transferase, which increases glutathione, the body’s most powerful and important antioxidant.
- Stimulates the visceral nervous system & vagal nerve, promoting efficient elimination.
- Reported improvements in nervous tension, depression, severe pain, and allergy-related symptoms.
- They have been used as part of the Gerson Therapy to treat cancer since the early 1900’s.
- Increases mitochondria, which are responsible for generating cellular energy in the body.
- Improved blood circulation, boosted immunity, better tissue repair, and cellular regeneration.
How to Prepare a Coffee Enema
- Add 3 rounded tablespoons of organic coffee to 1 liter of boiling filtered water.
- Boil the mixture for 3 minutes uncovered, and then simmer for a further 15 minutes covered.
- Strain the liquid through a fine cheese cloth.
- Add enough cool filtered water to bring the level back up to 1 liter (you will lose some volume during boiling).
- Wait until it has cooled to body temperature before instilling the enema.
How to take a Coffee Enema
- If you are new to enemas, find a way to make a padded comfortable area on the bathroom floor and cover it with a towel. If you are familiar with enemas, you can just lay a towel on your bed.
- Have your enema ready in an enema container, and release some of the fluid through the hose and into the container to remove the air from the hose. Fasten the clasp.
- Have the enema container at a level that is higher than your body. It may be on the bathroom sink, or hanging from the shower rail. The higher it is, the faster it will flow through. But you will have control over the flow with the clasp.
- To begin with, lie on you right side, with your knees to your chest. In time you might find it’s more comfortable to remain kneeling on your hands and knees while letting the enema in.
- Lubricate the end of the enema tip, and insert it into the rectum by about 6-7cm. This is the depth needed to bypass 2 sphincters that exist in the rectum.
- Open the clasp gently and let some fluid flow in. You can adjust the clasp to restrict the flow, or to let more through. If you feel cramps or pain, close the clasp and rest for a moment. Continue when you feel ready
- When the enema container is empty, close the clasp and relax for a moment or two. When you feel ready, pull the enema tip out slowly. As you do this, the sphincters will constrict, so you shouldn’t leak any liquid.
- Relax for 12-15 minutes. The blood circulates through the liver every 3 minutes, so 12 minutes is adequate, but you may go longer once you’re accustomed to it. You can stay laying on your right side, or spend some time on the left side or on your back, with a pillow under your buttocks. You may wish to massage your belly to get things moving evenly. It’s useful to elevate you abdomen so gravity moves the liquid up towards the area of the liver. Some people like to do a “down dog” yoga pose for a few moments.
- When the time is up, you should feel able to stand and keep holding the enema comfortably to find a toilet and release the contents. Massage your abdomen, and twist side to side to get things moving while you’re sitting on the toilet.
- You may find you need to revisit the toilet a couple of times over the course of an hour to void all of the contents, but it will be comfortable, with no urgency.
Tips and Techniques
- You must use caffeinated coffee; organic is best.
- It is best to have a bowel movement before doing an enema, but it is not compulsory.
- Start off slow, with 2tbsn of coffee, and with 700ml of water. Increase gradually as you become comfortable with the process.
- If you are sensitive to caffeine, do it as early as possible during the day.
- Daily coffee enemas are very powerful, but each enema removes a fine layer of tissue from the surface of the gastrointestinal lining, so make sure you have breaks after a week.
- If doing daily coffee enemas, boil 1ltr but add 9tbsn of coffee, making a concentrated mix. Split this into 3 separate jars and put in the fridge ready for use. Each morning, boil the kettle with filtered water, and add water to one of the jars to bring the total volume back to 1ltr. This saves a great deal of time. Coffee does deteriorate; so don’t make more than 3 days worth at a time.
- There are various types of enema kits. The best type for beginners is the container type, as they hold a liter and come with a hook to hang it up, and a good clamp. You can find these on Ebay for $30 or so. For larger quantity enemas, a bag kit may be more appropriate, which holds more liquid.