Enemas and Probiotics

Enemas and Probiotics are an important part of Colonic IrrigationEnemas are used to clear the lower part of the bowel from faecal matter by introducing liquid via a bulb or bag into the anus. In order to stimulate the bowel to release the faecal matter, the liquid usually needs to be held for a period of time.

Further, enemas can be used to introduce other substances than water in order to restore regular bowel activity and achieve effectiveness in specific manners.

Difference between enema and colonic

While colonic irrigation focuses on flushing and remove waste and faecal matter from the entire colon, enemas only clear the last section of the large intestine. A colonic fills the entire colon with water and then evacuates all fluid and matter while the fluid introduced by enema needs to be held for a period of time.

Coffee enema

The liver has an important function in detoxifying the body. It is the largest visceral organ and weighs about 3.3 pounds in an adult. Approximately 1350ml of blood pass through the liver per minute via its dual blood supply, 300 ml via the hepatic artery and 1050ml from the portal vein coming from the digestive tract and major abdominal organs, carrying nutrients and toxic material directly from the intestines without circulating the toxins through the rest of the body.

When a coffee enema is applied, the caffeine and palmitic acid is preferentially absorbed by this system and goes directly to the liver. There, they enhance the production and activity of glutathione s-transferase, an enzyme used by the liver to make the detox pathways run and fight free radicals. Also, the liver is stimulated to produce more bile and move bile out toward the small intestine for elimination and thus frees up the liver to process more incoming toxic materials that have accumulated in the body.

In other words, a coffee enema speeds up the detoxification process and helps the body to catch up with accumulated toxins to be processed.

Probiotic enema

Our digestion system depends on a symbiotic relationship with certain bacteria. Right after birth, our intestinal tract is sterile but soon starts to be colonized by microbes. The average gastro intestinal tract is home to billions of microorganisms of thousands of different species. This is generally known as gut flora or intestinal microflora. In the symbiotic relationship, the human host provides nutrients and a place to live. In turn, the ‘good’ microbiota prevent growth of harmful microorganisms and help with absorption of vitamins as well as training of our immune system. It is important that the balance in this system is maintained. When this balance is disturbed by antitiotics, suregery or a complete cleanse by colonic irrigation, probiotics come in.

Protiotics can help regain, maintain and enhance the balance by introducing 'good' bacteria like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. These produce lactic acid, acetic acid and propionic acid, lowering the pH in the intestines. This suppresses the growth of harmful bacteria and helps to maintain or re-establish microbiotic balance. Further, probiotics can produce substances that are toxic to 'bad' microorganisms, like hydrogen peroxide, bacteriocins and biosurfactants. Also, probiotics protect the gastro intestinal tract by creating a physical and chemical barrier. In other words, by colonizing the colon there is no room left for 'bad' microorganisms to settle down, the ecological niche is already taken.

Probiotic treatment

There are two ways to introduce probiotics into your body. One way is by special capsules and tablets, especially designed to survive the hostile environment in the stomach and be released only in the colon. The other way is by a probiotic enema, also known as probiotic implant, a special solution of healthy and beneficial intestinal bacteria. The direct delivery of the probiotics to the colon bypassing the potentially deadly environment in the stomach, allows for greater viability of a larger population compared to oral consumption.

Aquido offers both options, enema and capsules. We recommend you to use your preferred form of treatment after any colonic irrigation.