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How Often Can I Do an Enema?

Wondering how often you can and should be using your enema kit? You're not alone. One of the most common questions we get asked here at the Happy Bum Co...

Wondering how often you can and should be using your enema kit? You're not alone.

One of the most common questions we get asked here at the Happy Bum Co is "How often should I do an enema?"

Lets clarify for all of our newbies:

An enema is a tool to help cleanse your colon and support liver detoxification by gently introducing the warm natural solution into the colon via the rectum. This softens the stool and naturally stimulates the peristaltic motion to help evaluate toxins from the bowel.

This can immediately relieve symptoms of constipation and bloating while supporting other conditions linked to toxicity in the body.

An enema can also be used to infuse herbal therapeutic solutions into the body. The herbal blends are absorbed in via the mucosal lining and promote many healing benefits.

Happy Bum Enema Kits are gravity fed and use all natural solutions such as purified water or organic coffee to gently wash out toxicity, stool and gas from the colon. They are NOT the same as a chemical 133ml fleets enema you would buy from the chemist. For the purpose of this article, we are talking about gravity enemas which have been used alongside medicine in all traditional cultures, and still used today around the world for acute constipation care.

How Often Should you Do an Enema?

How often you do an enema is very individual and will depend on your personal bowel habits, lifestyle and needs. It is always best to consult your natural health advisor for a protocol suited just for you but the below information can help you to make a more informed decision regarding using enemas at home.

To determine for yourself how often you should use your Happy Bum Bag ask yourself a few questions:

  • What are my goals?
  • Am I going to the toilet everyday on my own?
  • Do I feel complete after my bowel motions? 
  • How do I feel after I do an enema?
  • What are my toxicity levels?
  • Are my inflammation levels high?
  • Is this preventative or am I trying to eliminate symptoms?

It is important to listen to your own body.

We like to compare doing enemas and detoxing to starting at the gym. If you go once a week, you may not see the same benefits as if you committed to a more regular routine - especially in the beginning. As the body rebalances and your toxicity levels drop, you may find a maintenance routine more appropriate.

If you are constipated and not going to the toilet 2-3 times a day then you may benefit from doing an enema everyday to move your bowels. This is a much safer alternative to a laxative. Enemas are a better natural solution than laxatives for lifelong constipation sufferers, those taking compacting pain killers, medications, those who have a lack of mobility, are suffering with high stress levels, during pregnancy or anyone else who simply cannot go.

In our opinion, it is better out than in. You can do as many enemas as you need to get things moving and whenever you need relief. If you are going 2-3 times a day and feel your bowels are emptying fully, you may not need regular enemas as your body is already eliminating.

Coffee enemas are also believed to be a powerful form of liver detoxification that can aid in skin, hormones, energy levels, underlying gut issues and chronic disease. If you are doing a deep healing protocol and detoxing from mold, parasites, SIBO, or long term chronic disease, your holistic practitioner may recommend daily coffee enemas until your symptoms subside.

Are enemas safe?

Yes. Enema are very safe for home use as long as you use as directed and wash your equipment thoroughly. Enemas can actually help to retrain the bowel and improve peristalsis - as opposed to laxatives which can cause further laziness and irritation.

Create your own wellness routine

Again, your enema bag is YOUR wellness tool and our goal is that you feel empowered to use it as you need to take back control of your own health. IBS, constipation and bloating are not symptoms you need to live with! Help is here. Most people find coffee enemas a welcomed part of their weekly health routine for all of the other benefits menitoned above- mental clarity, increased energy and optimised hormones to name a few!

What may be right for one person, may not be right for another so please listen to your body, trust your gut and remember, detoxing may not always be pleasant in the beginning but your health is worth fighting for.

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