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Coffee Enema
by John Ruhland, ND

DISCLAIMER: This is a handout for our patient’s use only. It is on our website for their convenience. Please do not undertake this remedy without our express prescription.

Coffee enemas are a good treatment for elimination of toxins. During WWII, the German army had run out of pain killers and used coffee enemas to successfully reduce pain. These two facts provide the rationale for their use in advanced chronic diseases.

The coffee stimulates contraction of the gallbladder, which stores accumulations of toxins removed by the liver in the bile. Bile is then rapidly excreted through the bile duct, and into the intestines. Diarrhea stimulated by the process then causes this to be eliminated from the intestines.

Daily treatment is often optimal.

For best potency, it should be prepared daily.

The following proportions will make one average-sized enema. Because every person has a different physiognomy, volumes administered vary.

  • 2 ½ cups filtered water.
  • 3 tablespoons ORGANICALLY GROWN drip-ground coffee. Do NOT use instant.
  • Bring to a boil in a glass or ceramic-coated pot. Not aluminum or stainless steel.
  • Then simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool off for a few minutes.
  • Pour 2 ½ cups room temperature water into an enema bag.
  • Strain as you pour the cooled-off coffee solution into the enema bag, which is already filled with water.
In this way, the water should be about body temperature.
DOUBLE CHECK THAT IT IS NOT TOO HOT, by applying a little to your wrist.
  • Hang the enema bag from a doorknob. A wire hanger works well.
  • Apply lubricant to the speculum (part inserted into the rectum).
    Olive or coconut oil work well. If not on hand, any other cooking
    oil or other lubricant you wouldn’t mind taking internally.
  • Lie on your right side or back.
  • Gently insert the speculum before starting the enema bag flow.
    Do not force insertion. There should be no pain.
  • Feel free to use only part of the liquid on the first treatment.
  • For the first treatment, hold the enema fluid for at least 5-10 minutes. 20 minutes is ideal.
In time, you will gradually be able to hold more volume of the liquid.

For patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, colitis, or chronic diarrhea, please check with us before doing a coffee enema. We may suggest that you use chamomile tea, or mix coffee with equal parts chamomile tea, or alternate the coffee with 1 or 2 chamomile enemas.

Call our office if you feel the results are not as expected. We may recommend changes for you, depending on how you tolerate the treatment: 206-723-4891.

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