Coffee enemas also help to cleanse the colon. Coffee acts like a solvent for encrusted wastes that adhere to the walls of the colon, and the caffeine causes gentle peristalsis to assist in loosening the hardened wastes in the colon.
Sorry, it appears that drinking coffee does not provide the same benefits and can be harmful if over used, including creating a more acidic environment in the body.
Always ask your healthcare provider if this would be a good treatment for you. Never assume that just because it’s considered natural that means its ok.
How to do coffee enemas:
You can use a normal enema bag which can be bought for about $4.00 and it’s reusable. These bags have an on/off clamp that you can manage yourself. If its easier for you, you can also use an 8 ounce rectal syringe.
1. Use 16 oz of water and 2 heaping teaspoons of regular coffee, preferably organic. Make the coffee by drip brewing. Percolated coffee is not recommended. The non-bleached coffee filters are best. Do not use decaffeinated coffee because there could be unwanted toxins in it due to the way it was decaffeinated.
2. Use 1 1/2 cups of the drip-brewed coffee, after it has cooled to a room temperature that is warm to your touch.
3. An enema is most effective after a bowel movement.
4. For best results, start by lying on your left side and insert the rectal tube. Let the coffee in until there is a cramp or feeling of fullness and then clamp the tube. You may reposition yourself and massage your abdomen. After all the coffee is in the colon, remove the tube and roll onto your back and then your right side, continuing to massage your abdomen. Try to hold the enema for 30 minutes.
5. Again, coffee should be retained for 15 to 30 minutes. If sufficient retention is not obtained, repeat the enema, or use a warm water water enema first.
At first you may not be able to hold the enema for more than a few minutes. Do not get discouraged. Nothing seems perfect the first time. Eventually you will be able to hold it for longer periods of time.
Many of our patients tell us they use this time as “their” time. They may read a book, listen to music, meditate, or just try to relax. Once you have the procedure down, it becomes a piece of cake, or may I say a cup of coffee!