Types of oil you can use for an enema.
You can use almost any type of vegetable oil in your enemas.
* Mineral Oil mineral oil is not absorbed in the colon excellent stool softener
* Olive Oil some oil is absorbed in the colon, very soothing to the colon
* Flaxseed Oil good at combating candida, slight irritating effective colon wall
* Tea Tree Oil natural antiseptic, germicide, antibacterial, fungicide
You may find it very difficult to retain an oil-enema for more than a few minutes. The peristaltic action of the colon pushes against the fecal material to produce intense pressure in the rectum. If the pressure becomes too unbearable expel and start again. If you get a strong cramp and an urge to expel, getting up is the worst thing you can do. Making the descending colon vertical adds gravity to the force of oil wanting out. This is how to have an accident. If you can, wait while lying down. The pressure will pass in 10-15 seconds as the wave of peristalsis passes the sigmoid colon and reaches the rectum/anus. Then you can get up and expel without straining to hold it in. If you must go to the toilet, and the pressure is to intense, you can hold the buttocks together with both hands or you can use a folded paper towel or wash cloth to press tight against the anus. This helps the anal sphincter muscles retain the oil.
Once the oil is in the colon, don't be fooled by what feels like an urge to expel gas. If you do so, you will probably expel a blast of dirty oil with it, and makes for a mess. If you absolutely think you have to pass gas, get into the knee-chest position for one minute, and then hold a piece of toilet paper over the anus, to prevent the release of the oil.
When having a normal bowel movement or releasing an enema:
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.
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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