Epsom Salts Enema
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Never inject anything into your colon hotter than 115°Fahrenheit.

Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate)

A saline laxative used for the relief of occasional constipation. Taken orally this product generally produces bowel movement in 1/2 to 6 hours. Epsom salt increases amount of water in the intestine, thereby promoting bowel movement. Epsom salt can also be used as a soaking aid for minor sprains and bruises. Use with warm water for best results.

Enema Recipe:

4 tbsp. Epsom salts
2 qts. warm filtered water (mix well)
Temperature 103°Fahrenheit

Directions:

Add solution to enema bag, mixing with warm filtered water to achieve the required amount of solution.
Hang enema bag about 18 in. to 3 ft. above rectum. A good tool for this is the IV Stand for Enemas
If you need good flow control for the enema solution.  A ramp clamp is a good option.

The Knee-chest position with chest against floor and rectum higher than head this is a best position to receive an enema.
Insert nozzle/rectal tube tip into anus, using a good lubricant (Super Salve  Surgilube  Vaseline 13oz.   Astroglide
 KY Warming Liquid Lubricant) as needed. using a good lubricant will help prevent injury to the delicate anal tissues.

Inject solution into rectum very slowly, approximately ˝ cup per minute (4oz.) and take as much as possible , you can refill bag if needed. Try to slightly distend the colon or until it becomes very uncomfortable to take any more solution.  You may experience some cramping because the solution is cool, just stop the flow for a few seconds until the cramps subside.  Then restart the enema.
  Massaging abdomen in counter-clockwise direction during the injection will distribute the solution throughout the colon.
Massage Abdomen When Receiving an Enema

When the enema bag is empty or no more fluid can be taken remove nozzle/rectal tube
For those that have trouble retaining the nozzle and or the solution.
  You might want to try a retention nozzle  during the administration of the enema.

 Some people use a retention plug after they received their enema solution and removed the nozzle to retain their enema for the desired amount of time. You can also fold a washcloth and press it tightly against the anus.

Retain the solution for several minutes as, this will allow the enema to do its job.

Then you can move to the toilet and release the enema.

When having a normal bowel movement or releasing an enema:
You can massage the abdomen in a clockwise direction this will help move the solution back toward the rectum and anus.
Massage Abdomen When Expelling an Enema

Massaging the abdomen while expelling the enema helps move the enema solution , gas and feces toward the rectum and out the anus.

The best position for expelling your enema is squatting over the toilet not sitting on it. The squatting position puts pressure on your abdomen from your thighs.

In many countries, toilets are made so that people squat when they move their bowels. The Welles Step positions your body so that you are squatting when you sit on the toilet. Squatting,  supports the abdominal wall and the bowel as we bear down, brings about an easier bowel evacuation in this way.
People who use the Welles Step tend to have fewer hemorrhoids, hernias, anal fissures, varicose veins and almost never have to use laxatives.
It slides under the toilet when not in use.

Welles Step  to help squat over the toilet when expelling

It is best if you place a  Welles Step  and then squat down over the toilet to release your enema.

 

Warning: Do not use enemas or laxatives if abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting are present unless directed by your health care provider.
Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative or enema may indicate a serious condition.
Discontinue use and consult your health care provider.

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