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A castor oil pack is an external application of castor oil placed onto the skin to enhance circulation and to promote the healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. It can be used to improve liver function, relieve pain, reduce inflammation and to improve digestion.
The History of Castor Oil Packing finds Edgar Cayce who was a ‘Medical Intuitive’ as well as being a simple man with an astonishing gift! He would be able to go into deep hypnotic trances and prescribe medical treatments for people with all types of illnesses, some of them life-threatening. The Edgar Cayce readings recommend castor oil packs to improve assimilations, eliminations and circulation (especially of the lymphatic system). Although this therapy may seem unusual, it is one of the best documented of the Cayce therapies and offers profound results! They are both soothing and healing as they magnify light straight into vital organs, it is like having an internal hug.
The function of the packs is to improve blood flow. The most popular of the packs is where it is applied to the liver and or lower abdomen. This would be performed at least three times per week for sixty minutes each time to improve blood flow. This regimen should be followed for at least three months and then can be tapered to once a week. Packs should not be used if you are bleeding heavily. The castor oil and flannel can be purchased at a health food store or directly from the company that makes them.
How to make a Castor Oil pack
Take the piece of wool flannel and fold it into 3 thicknesses. Put it in a pan (like a large disposable baking pan) and pour castor oil on it. Saturate the whole flannel, and leave it until it is well-saturated. When you use it, you want it saturated, but not dripping. The size you want for use is about 12 x 18 inches (or the same as your hot water bottle or heating pad). After each use, you will probably need to add a little more castor oil. You can use the pack many times (up to 30). After using it, you can store it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Where to Place the Castor Oil Pack
This will depend on what the problem is. In general, it should be on the right side of the body covering the abdomen area, extending from a little above the bottom of the sternum (breastbone) to about 4 inches below the navel. It should go from the navel around the body on the right side as far to the side as you can get it. Basically, cover as much of your right side as you can (so we target the liver).
When and How to use a Castor Oil Pack
Use the pack in the evening, as you are resting before bed (it really helps you sleep). You can spread out a large plastic garbage bag on the bed (I never do but…), so that the castor oil won’t leak onto the bed. Fold a towel (that you will use only for castor oil packs, because the oil is almost impossible to wash out completely). Then put the heating pad on top of the towel.
The readings say that it is important to heat the pack before you put it on yourself (I never do that either). One way is to heat it in the oven on a “low” temperature setting. Another way is to put the pack on top of the heating pad or hot water bottle. Let it warm up for a few minutes.
Lie down on your back on the plastic bag (or just stand up and chuck it on). Place the pack on your abdomen (making sure that you are covering the right side especially under the breast)… then wrap cling film (the non-pvc type) over the top of that (best to wrap it around yourself if you can) and then place a towel over the area… then the heating pad or hot water bottle on top of that – best to wear some old crappy clothes too or at least tee shirt… this way you can relax and chill watching TV if you like or just lie down and read in bed?
Always put an old towel on the sofa or bed though… you can lie on a plastic bag but it feels nasty I think… If you are using a heating pad have the control within easy reach of your hand, because you may need to adjust it so the pack is not too hot or too cold. It should be very warm, but not so hot it burns you. Be careful! If you’re not sure how hot is safe, start with a slightly warm session and work up to a warmer one. If it’s not warm enough, it may help to rest your arms and hands on the towel to press the pack onto your body.
Keep the pack on for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Have a paper towel handy to wipe the oil off you when you get up, and be careful not to get any on the bed or sofa. You can make up a solution of baking soda in warm water (2 teaspoons to a quart), and use paper towels or a sponge with the baking soda solution to clean off the castor oil. You might also want to take a shower with soap after that.
Use the pack for 3 days in a row. On the 4th day it’s GREAT and best to do a coffee enema in the morning to get rid of all that you’ve released from the packing. Then take a break for 4 days, and repeat. Do this for 3 weeks and then take the 4th week off.Write by phanmemgoc