The enema is administered not only to ease constipation, end for cleansing, but also to introduce healing substances into the body. Properly administered, an enema is not harmful or addictive. Keep in mind that all healing procedures must be carried out with care. The results equal the effort.


Fill a 2-4t, enema bag with the proper mixture, at the proper temperature. For a cleansing enema in times of acute illness, the temperature may be 110-115 degrees F. For a periodic or tonic enema, the proper temperature should be about 70 degrees. Hang the enema bag no more than four feet above the level of the anus. Lubricate the nozzle with some vegetable oil. Do not use Vaseline or other petroleum products. Expel all air from the tube by letting a little fluid run through it.

Assume a proper position to receive the enema. The best for most people is the knee-chest position. Laying on the back, or the right side is ok. Slowly insert the nozzle into the anus. If resistance or pain is felt, withdraw the nozzle, and probe the anus with a lubricated finger to find the problem. In cases of impaction. heated vegetable oil may be forced into the rectum with a small syringe bulb.

Meter the fluid into the bowel at a rate which is comfortable. If much pain, cramping, or pressure is felt, slow or stop the flow of fluid until the discomfort subsides. Try to hold the whole two quarts, but do not worry too much if you can not. Simply take in as much as you can, and repeat the procedure until: the two quarts have been used. Follow any individual directions concerning how much liquid to use.

When expelling the fluid, it is sometimes useful to squat on the toilet seat to ease the task.


  • It is best not to eat within 8-12 hours after an enema. Go to bed, or drink broth or juice only.
  • Do not expose yourself to cold temperatures after a cool enema, until you have resumed normal body temperature.
  • Keep in mind that any enema of hot liquid will dilate (expand) the intestine, therefore it is wise to follow any hot enema with an injection of cool water to contract the bowel to its proper tension. Failure to do this may result in constipation.
  • Astringent, tonic, antispasmodic, and antiseptic tea blend for enema: Equal parts of Catnip, Yarrow, Chaparral herbs. Make strong.
  • Very powerful alternative cleansers: Distilled water: Chamomile herb: or Bentonite clay, mix 1 TBS/ qt.
  • For tonic use: One ounce of liquid chlorophyll per quart of water. Retain for 5 min.

This document is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.

Cassandra Orjala has been practicing colon hydrotherapy and nutritional guidance for over 30 years in the Coeur d’Alene area.