Enema Therapy

Enema Therapy

What is Enema Therapy?

An enema is the injection of fluid into the lower bowel by way of the rectum.

Medication administration

The topical administration of medications into the rectum, such as corticosteroids and mesalazine used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Administration by enema avoids having the medication pass through the entire gastrointestinal tract, therefore simplifying the delivery of the medication to the affected area and limiting the amount that is absorbed into the bloodstream.

Rectal corticosteroid enemas are sometimes used to treat mild or moderate ulcerative colitis. They also may be used along with systemic (oral or injection) corticosteroids or other medicines to treat severe disease or mild to moderate disease that has spread too far to be treated effectively by medicine inserted into the rectum alone.

Use 100ml to 500ml decoction, ask patients to keep prostrate posture and raise the hip for at least 1 hour. Use this treatment for 10 days continuously and suspend it for 4 days, which means a whole course of treatment. Three such short courses mean a long course of treatment.

What is the function of Enema Therapy?

Draining toxin by enema

With the decoction of traditional Chinese medicines into one has catharsis effect, high retention enema, xie except in the gut of the poison cloud real evil. Decoct Chinese medicines with the purgative function and use high retention-enema to drain pathogenic factors of toxic turbidity.

Adverse effects

Improper administration of an enema can cause electrolyte imbalance (with repeated enemas) or ruptures to the bowel or rectal tissues resulting in internal bleeding. However, these occurrences are rare in healthy, sober adults. Internal bleeding or rupture may leave the individual exposed to infections from intestinal bacteria. Blood resulting from tears in the colon may not always be visible, but can be distinguished if the feces are unusually dark or have a red hue. If intestinal rupture is suspected, medical assistance should be obtained immediately.

Declaration

***Please seek professional medical advise for the diagnosis or treatment of any ailment, disease or medical condition. This article is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a licensed medical professional.***

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