When you start performing enemas, you will start noticing the quality of your life improving and that too from the comfort of your house. It is a simple and effective practice which takes 30 minutes and gets you instant results. The history of enema Therapeutic enemas, also known as Bastis are an integral part of the ancient medical science, Ayurveda and are used to treat the body and mind. The usage of enemas can be found for almost 5000 years. During 400 B.C., enemas were used for curing fever and later during the Middle Ages, it became a popular practice among the wealthy people and royalty. But, by the 19th century enema was being used by a lot of people for treating various health conditions. What are the benefits of enema? 1. Constipation relief- Constipation is a common problem, but it should not be ignored as it may lead to serious long-term health complications. Although the perfect way to treat constipation permanently is by making diet and lifestyle changes, a water enema is a quick remedy for instant relief. 2. Pain relief- Enemas are also a great remedy for stomach pain caused due to bloating, gas or acidity. 3. Immediate energy boost- The accumulated fecal matter in the lower colon may leach toxins into the bloodstream causing pain, low energy level and depressive mood. When these toxins are flushed out of the body, you can feel an immediate boost of energy in the body. How is water enema different from retention enema? There are two basic types of enemas and they both differ in the method as well as intention. The water enema or the high enema The retention enema or medicated/medicinal enema Water enemas are mainly used to get rid of the accumulated fecal matter in the lower colon. It manages to reach the last ½ meter of the colon, where most of the toxic waste stays and accumulates, and flush out all the gunk before it leaches into the blood. Water enema is also known as “high enemas” because while performing this type of enema, the enema equipment should be placed at a higher spot so that the water can flow in smoothly. On the other hand, the intention of the retention enema is not to clean the colon but to introduce medicinal solutions into the bloodstream through the permeable and thin membrane of the colon. The membrane of the colon is the most permeable surface in the human body and thus it is best to use medicinal enemas to transfer these medicines into the blood stream.