A retained enema is very beneficial because it allows more time for solutions, or even plain water, to be in contact with the walls of the large colon. Instead of mixing up a quart solution, mix one cup (8 ounces). If you are using nystatin, mix 1/4 of ocean sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon of nystatin powder into 8 ounces of filtered water. The smaller amount is easily retained.
- After inserting the solution in the bowel roll onto your left side. Lie there for about five minutes to allow the solution to travel to the left side of your colon.
- Now lie again on your back, but prop your bottom up on pillows, for five minutes allowing the solution to travel up the left side of your colon.
- Roll onto your right side and lie there for about five minutes.
- You are now free to get up and walk around. Retain the solution as long as you are comfortable and evacuate when you must.
If you get a sudden gas bubble causing an urge to expel the solution, breathe very fast through your nose, using your abdominal muscles as bellows. This usually helps the colon wall break up the gas bubble, allowing the spasm to pass.