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Coffee Enema

From an Ancient Egyptian practice to a modern method


Internal Cleansing


​The act of administering enemas can be traced back to at least 1500 BC and the Ancient Egyptians who introduced fluids to the rectum for purposes of cleansing and removal of impacted matter. It has continued on down the ages, with the Ancient Greeks and Assyrians who employed it in treating fever and intestinal worm infections and has been a practice in many other societies since. The use of a sophisticated means of application came about as early as the 11th century with the development of the enema syringe, enjoying great popularity with all levels of society through the ensuing centuries until the advent of colon hydrotherapy, improving the equipment used in the late 19th century. ​



​The use of coffee in enemas was first conceived in 1917, and in 1920, German scientists investigated the effect of caffeine on the bile duct and small intestines, noting a stimulation of bile secretion. Caffeine's stimulative effect is well known and documented, and this explains some of the effects in its therapeutic application such as dilation of the bile ducts which secrete toxic depositions in the bile. However, an investigation by Dr Lee Wattenburg et al, in 1981, demonstrated that kahweol and cafestol palmitate, compounds found in coffee, promote activity of glutathione S-transferase, a key enzyme involved in the group that neutralises free radicals. Kahweol is also known to be angiogenic, inhibiting the development of new blood vessels, the basis on which cancers develop in order to proliferate beyond benign growths. Two more components of coffee, theophylline and theobromine, dilate the blood vessels and counter gut inflammation.  As all the body's blood transits the liver once every 3 minutes, an enema held for 15 minutes provides ample occasion for the increased release of toxins.​​​

Taking enemas


Enemas involve a single preparation and infusion, in contrast to colonics, which may involve multiple injections. The infusion is then held in the rectum until it is released by the patient - with coffee the movement is less voluntary.

​It is advised that coffee enemas should only be taken if not otherwise contraindicated by other conditions such as bowel disease or syndromes, pregnancy, heart conditions and vascular disease, amongst others. Your health and well-being will be professionally assessed before admission to the procedure.

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