Oil Enema- Benefits of Oil Enema

Oil enema is also very much similar to water enema. The only difference is that in oil enema, instead of water oil is inserted into your rectum using an enema kit. Oil enemas are an Ayurvedic treatment and are often used as a part of panchakarma which is a complex cleansing ritual. Oil enema is also very much similar to water enema. The only difference is that in oil enema, instead of water oil is inserted into your rectum using an enema kit. Oil enemas are an Ayurvedic treatment and are often used as a part of panchakarma which is a complex cleansing ritual.

Benefits of Oil Enema

  • Preparation for high volume enemas
  • Lubrication of the rectum and colon
  • Softening of hard stools
  • Relief from bloating and gas
  • Relief from constipation
  • A gentle complement to your cleansing regime

An oil enema is the perfect alternative for people who are unable to perform high-volume enemas such as pregnant women, people who are suffering from chronic illnesses and elderly people.

But while oil enema has various health benefits, there are certain points which you need to keep in mind before performing the oil enema.

  • Keep your doctors, health care providers and nurses updated that you take oil enema.
  • Do not perform oil enema more than once a week. Increase the frequency only if your healthcare advisor has advised you to do so.
  • Do not use any stool softeners or laxatives unless your doctor has advised you to use them.
  • If you experience rectal bleeding or don’t have a bowel movement even after using the enema, talk to your doctor.
  •  If your age is 65 years or above, use oil enema with caution as at this age the side effects could get even worse.
  • If you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, do tell your doctor about it. Discuss the benefits, as well as the risks of using oil enema during pregnancy.
  • Also, talk to your doctor before performing oil enema if you are breastfeeding. There may or may not be some risks associated.

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