Intestinal lavage,What is it and how is it done?

What is intestinal lavage?

Intestinal lavage is to let water penetrate into the colon in order to clean.

We need a water container with a cannula,we can find intestinal irrigator in the pharmacy, capable 2 liters of liquid.

Este método lo podemos realizar en casa tomando ciertas precauciones.

Is it the same colonic irrigation and colon hydrotherapy intestinal lavage?

Initially are two expressions that indicate the same,but we usually refer to colon hydrotherapy and colonic irrigation,when for cleaning used a more sophisticated device.

This method is more effective because it uses more liquid and reaches the entire colon,but it carries more risks,perforation of the bowel may occur to the liquid used more and more pressure.

This method should always be performed by a qualified professional

How to perform intestinal washing at home?

In general this would be the basic procedure, más abajo detallo un método más efectivo y elaborado.

We filled plastic bag 2 liter liquid chosen for cleaning

The liquid should be at the temperature of the body not to irritate the mucous membranes of the intestine.

We put the bag with liquid high,nos colocamos a cuatro patas o reclinados sobre la parte izquierda del cuerpo e introducimos la cánula en el ano, with the help of some oil or petroleum jelly.

We will open the cannula to make way for the liquid

The duration of the washing is advised to massage the belly and breathe deeply.

Whenever we notice a contraction close the entrance of the liquid for a few seconds, we will relax, and will proceed with washing.

If the need to evacuate is too intense and can not stand,It is better to remove the cannula, go to the sink and start again.

More detailed procedure

1-If possible, try to evacuate before applying the enema.

2-Place the bag with the chosen liquid no more than a meter or meter and a half high.

3-The water or liquid chosen should be warm never hot.

4-If we notice any discomfort when introducing the liquid into our intestine,,stop the flow by closing the cannula,until the discomfort stops.

Once the discomfort has stopped, we continue to introduce the liquid until we are able to introduce the 2 0 3 liters.

The ideal would be to retain these two or three liters of liquid at the same time within the intestine,but if we cannot introduce the 2 o 3 liters for not being able to withstand the pressure, expulsamos los que hayamos conseguido introducir hasta el momento, and we repeat the operation.

If we can hold on,we should have water or liquid retained in our intestines a few 15 minutos.

The ideal position would be reclined lying on the right side. While we are lying in this position it is convenient to gently massage the ascending colon,from bottom to top.

Then lie on your back with your knees bent and massage from right to left.

Después nos tumbamos del lado izquierdo y masajeamos de arriba a bajo (descending colon)


1-I lie on the left side, left leg outstretched, right leg bent and I introduce a little water 1/2 liter more or less.

We do a little massage from top to bottom, pues en este caso lo que queremos conseguir es que el liquido salga para limpiar el colon descendente.

With this we managed to unclog the descending colon a little to facilitate the passage of the liquid to the ascending colon afterwards..

Intestinal lavage


Otherwise in beginners with a very dirty intestine it is very difficult to get the lavage to the ascending colon.

We retain the liquid a little and evacuate.

2-We change position and lie on our back and introduce half a liter more of water at the same time, flex our legs and slightly raise our butt.

With this we get the water to the transverse colon. we massage from right to left and evacuate.

Now that we have the intestine ready, we begin to perform the complete washing as we have explained in the first part..

What use in washing liquid?

The simplest and safest to use mineral water or boiled tap previously always enter when warm.


But we can also add to the water other substances to improve,according to some authors,the effectiveness of cleaning.

Whenever a substance added to the water must be very cautious.


The most used enemas are:

-Wash with coffee

The goal of using coffee is none other than to increase intestinal contractions,this allows a greater amount of waste to be evacuated.

For this reason it is recommended to use it in fasting or very cleansing diets.

When irritating the intestine, it is not advisable to abuse it,better not to use it every day.

We can insert it with water or chamomile.

The protocol for carrying out the coffee washing is the same as that indicated above, simply the liquid used will be an infusion of coffee.

The ratio is a small cup of ground coffee per liter of water.

We will bring the liter of water to a boil and add the cup of coffee, turn off the heat and let it rest until it is warm.

The preparation must always be at body temperature. DO NOT USE VERY HOT!

We will filter the liquid with a cloth strainer and we can already put it in the irrigator bag to proceed with the washing.


-Washing with clay

Clay helps remove debris adhered to the intestinal wall for longer.

Does not irritate the intestines but if we abuse the can cause constipation.

Dilute two tablespoons of clay in one liter of water,stir and let sit for several hours.

After this time, add a liter of hot water and already have ready to put in the bag for washing.

also you can leave the clay stand until it reaches the bottom of the container before adding to the stock the irrigator.

In this way we eliminate fewer toxins but maintain its bactericidal and purifying effect

-Wash any medicinal herb such as chamomile,sage or thyme.

We can add any medicinal herb infusions to take advantage of therapeutic qualities of the plant.

We can find plants with soothing effects,bactericide,stimulants etc.

-Washing with wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is not used for washing,It is used rather as a supplement after washing done with any of the above methods.

Una vez realizado un lavado introducimos en el colon un litro de jugo de trigo ligeramente caliente y retenemos si podemos unos 30 minutos.

So we eliminate poisons and toxins useful in severe diseases.


In case of high blood pressure, and heart problems must be exercised with great caution because in some cases there may be a small increase in blood pressure.

In case of intestinal obstruction, not applying the washes can be very dangerous.

In pregnancy better not to use them.

In cases of dehydration we should not use them either.

En casos de insuficiencia renal también están contraindicadas pues parte del agua puede ser reabsorbida por nuestros intestinos y sobrecargar los riñones.

In children especially, under 3 años, better to use a pear for irrigation, because his intestine is much shorter and we should not introduce the two liters of liquid.

Who has hemorrhoid problems,ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease you have to be very cautious and go very little by little.

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