Holistic Nursing Services

Freddie WindRiver, Licensed Nurse                                                    Shutesbury, MA  (413) 259-1416 

Holistic Nursing Services

Colon Hydrotherapy

Getting a colonic

Taking a Sauna

Giving yourself an enema


Types of Enemas

    1. Cleansing: This type of enema can be self-administered, or given by a caretaker, when fecal elimination is not adequate. The two advantages of an enema over a colonic are that it is available the same day elimination does not occur naturally with no delay for making an appointment with a colonic therapist. And once the equipment has been purchased, some for as little as $5, every enema thereafter is free.

     I recommend that anyone with a tendency to constipation have the equipment on hand, learn how to use it, and give themselves an enema each and every day they have no natural bowel movement. I invite anyone who is using many enemas to work with me to increase their own natural elimination. However, until experimental interventions are successful, it is far better to take enemas than to miss even one day of adequate elimination.

    The reason for this is because waste is constantly being dried in the colon, so it is easier to eliminate the first day it is produced. Each and every day waste remains inside, it becomes harder and drier and therefore more difficult to eliminate. When elimination finally happens after having skipped a day, it has become firm enough to be “pasty”, and to leave a coating behind in the colon, the remains of which become harder and drier still. If several days pass without either natural elimination or an enema, a colonic will be required to provide the quantity, pressure, and jostling of the column of water, available only with a colonic, to clean the colon. If constipation is not corrected for several weeks, a series of colonics will be needed for adequate cleansing.

    2. Retention: This sort of enema allows a therapeutic substance to be absorbed into the body from the colon. To avoid absorbing toxins from uneliminated waste, a retention enema should only be administered following one or several cleansing enemas, or colonic irrigation. The most life-saving retention enema administers water itself to be absorbed from the colon when it cannot be given orally. When intravenous saline solution would be given in a hospital, a water or saline retention enema can be given in the wilderness or on a boat if the mouth is injured, a person is severely nauseated, unconscious, or is unable to drink for any other reason.

    Other substances that can be retained, and their expected therapeutic effects are:

    a) Coffee cleanses the liver of toxins, and stimulates the production of bile.
    b) Garlic and goldenseal are anti-microbial and can prevent or treat a systemic infection.
    c) Acidophilus and other probiotics can replenish the healthy colon flora following [a large intake of sugar, infection by candida, or taking antibiotics [that kills friendly as well as disease-producing bacteria]. They can also be taken orally.
    d) Chlorophyl liquid will nourish the body when food cannot be digested, nor a feeding tube inserted, as in end-stage cancer or starvation, or to supplement the diet when the immune system has been depleted, or with severe anemia. It can be made by processing green plants and water in a blender. Wilder plants with deeper roots produce better quality chlorophyl. Or you can use blue-green algae, spirulina or another chlorophyl product. A chlorophyl molecule is very similar in composition to a red blood cell!

Other herbs can be absorbed through a retention enema; all should be organic if possible.