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How I do Colonics: In My Bathroom

Tara Carpenter, NC.

20160116_225616I’ve done colonics since college when I experimented with fasting. In my thirties, I had stubborn systemic yeast overgrowth and was stumped where to begin healing. A friend lent me The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) and I began that way of eating.

I also rekindled my enjoyment for colonics after reading a chapter in the book about how colon cleansing can bring balance to the body when there is yeast or bacterial overgrowth. 

I started with consecutive weekly colonics with a certified I-ACT hydrotherapist. I was fortunate to find someone in my town as I have since learned that many people drive hours for a colonic! Donna Gates, the author of B.E.D., recommends colonics when starting a healing diet because a cleansing way of eating will likely trigger the body to respond by “dumping” pathogens (i.e. viruses, bacteria, yeast) into the intestines.

Colonics are a way to rid the body of yeast and bacteria.

At my 4th colonic session I watched as what I can only describe as ‘thick paste” moved through the clear tubing. I felt relieved in a way that had me moving forward in my health. With each subsequent colonic, I felt lighter and my skin more clear and my attitude more upbeat.

I loved my professional colonics, yet they came at a price. When my sisters called to see what I wanted for my birthday that year, I said a colenz colema board! Many years have passed since this time. I continue to feel I made a sound investment and though I no longer use my board much, I am glad to have one.

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How I do a colonic:

Firstly, here’s the board and bucket I use.

    pieces to my colema kit
  • Fill 5-gallon bucket with warm water. We have our own well and have pure water so I do this straight from tap. When I used to rent, I boiled a pot of water on stove, let cool to body temperature, and poured into colema bucket. Make sure valve on your tube is closed so water doesn’t come out. 
  • Hang bucket of water above toilet on hook; bottom of bucket should be 2 feet from board.
  • Run clear tubing through hole on top of board, attach rectal tube (straw sticking out in photo) to tubing and open main valve, let some water out to release water bubbles (don’t forget or water won’t flow once tube is inserted in rectum), close valve, lubricate 3 inches of rectal tube tip with oil. 
  • Set up board on stool the height of toilet bowl, make sure sturdy enough to hold your weight. 
  • Put down chuck pad which you can cut in half because you don’t need a whole one. 
  • Place stack of towels at top of board where head will be with extra towel next to the board (trust me you’ll reach for this).
  • Lock bathroom door to keep anyone from coming in.
  • Get on board, lube bum with oil/goo (I use calendula salve), insert rectal tube (also lubed), place bum against opening of board and there you stay. You shouldn’t feel the tubing and shouldn’t hurt.
  • Lay back with head on towels, bend knees or stretch them up to rest on wall and cover with towel. 
  • Open valve and let warm water flow in. I keep valve open the whole time. When I first started, I had tightness/cramping, so I closed valve here ‘n there to let cramps pass and let the peristaltic reflex do its thing. Now, I let water run and works well.
  • When bucket is empty, close valve, flush toilet, and gently lift off the rectal tubing. Slide bum to edge of board and put a piece of folded toilet paper there to cleanly get into shower. 
  • Take best shower of life! sigh deeply and relax. 
  • Clean bathroom; sanitizing anything that needs sanitizing. I like to joke that doing colonics has made my bathroom cleaner then ever. Toss chuck pad, rinse colema board in tub and spray with disinfectant. Same with toilet …. disinfect, scrub. I put rectal tube in a narrow small glass jar with 10% bleach-water solution and sanitize a few minutes. Then I wipe down the floor and tub.
  • Leave bathroom whole new person with new outlook on life (+ clean bathroom); entire process takes about 1hr. start to finish.

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