What is the difference between colonics and enemas?
In short, colonics involve multiple infusions of water, while enema is a one-time infusion of water. In this article, we will focus on coffee enemas and colonics.
What is coffee colonic?
Colonic enemas are performed to remove toxins from the colon and the body (detox or detoxification). Coffee enema differs from saline enema mostly because of the caffeine content. Coffee enema is believed to quickly detoxify the liver too, because it rapidly empties the colon, enhances the detoxification of the liver and increases the secretion of bile and the toxins that are present in the bile.
Coffee enema vs. Saline enema
The biggest difference between Coffee enema vs. Saline enema is that the combination of caffeine, theophylline and theobromine in the coffee colonic stimulate the relaxation of smooth muscles and so cause dilatation of blood vessels and bile ducts. Ofocourse drinking coffee will not have the same effect. Because the veins of the anus are very close to the surface of the tissue, the caffeine gets absorbed very quickly, and is much more effective than when we drink coffee. In fact, the two are incomparable.
Is coffee enema safe?
Since enemas and colonics have been used for centuries, they are considered to be safe. Coffee enema is considered special because it has the ability to help the liver get rid of bile acid. Many people claim that coffee enema provides immediate relief from the symptoms of toxicity, such as congestion, indigestion, pains and headaches. Enemas should only be performed under supervision of a holistic medical doctor, anaturopathic physician or herbalist.
Health benefits of Coffee enema and Coffee colonic
Coffee enemas and colonics are believed to stimulate the liver and help remove toxins from the body, which is why some alternative practitioners recommend coffee enemas for detoxification. Coffee enemas may reduce muscle pains, aches and rashes and is being researched as an alternative cancer treatment.
Warnings and possible side effects of Coffee colonic and enemas
You should avoid using coffee enema if you are:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding. Women in time of pregnancy of lactating should not do coffee enemas.
- Facing conditions such as hemorrhoids, severe anemia, abdominal anemia, Chron’s disease, blood vessel disease, congestive heart failure, heart disease, gastrointestinal cancer, if you recently had colon surgery, if you have intestinal tumors.
Coffee enemas act as a stimulant and can result in caffeine dependence.
Even though they are rare, complications such as perforation of the wall of the intestines, electrolyte imbalance, heart failure and even death may occur. The risk of any side effects is elevated if enemas and colonics are combined with fasting.
This article is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be medical advice. Many medical authorities consider coffee enema to be a dangerous procedure, and it is not endorsed by Health Benefits.