It happens to everyone at some point or another, especially when you’re just starting to do coffee enemas. On occasion, one may experience difficulty holding the coffee enema for the full recommended 12-15 minutes.
Fear not, we’ve come up with a list of tips and tricks for you:
1. Re-read the proper coffee enema recipe & procedure carefully to ensure that you are doing it right (see references below). If you have prepared the coffee solution incorrectly or are not following the proper instructions, you may find this is the cause of your troubles.
2. Relax, breathe deeply.
3. While instilling the coffee, stop the flow with the clamp as needed, and don’t forget to breathe.
4. Check the height of the bucket. Make sure it is less than 18” above your body, or else the coffee will flow too fast.
5. Check the temperature of the enema solution. If it is too hot or too cold, it may be more difficult for the patient to hold. The solution should always be at body temperature.
6. Pull your knees closer to your stomach, in the fetal position.
7. Place the tip of your thumb on the first knuckle of your ring finger and apply pressure to the knuckle (see picture below). This is a pressure point that can help alleviate cramping in the lower intestine.