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Wantage,

Oxfordshire

United Kingdom

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CASTOR OIL THERAPY

 

WHAT IS CASTOR OIL THERAPY?

Castor oil therapy has been used for centuries to promote healing in the body and, more specifically, the reproductive system. Castor oil packs are an excellent therapy when used with Fertility Massage or alongside a Reflexology or Reiki treatment.

WHAT IS CASTOR OIL?

Castor oil is derived from the seeds of the Castor plant (Ricinus communis), also known as Palma Christi. Castor oil has been used for thousands of years, dating back as far as 4,000 years.

WHAT IS A CASTOR OIL PACK?

A Castor Oil Pack is a cloth soaked in castor oil which is placed on the skin to enhance circulation and promote healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin.

WHAT CAN CASTOR OIL PACKS BE USED FOR?

Castor oil has been traditionally used to aid in cases with inflammation, pain, growths or when increased circulation was desired.

 

Edgar Cayce, the “father of holistic medicine”, suggested external application of castor oil packs to stimulate the organs of the abdomen (liver, gall ladder and colon) and as treatment for adhesions in the abdomen. ‘Practitioners of integrative medicine have adopted the use of castor oil packs for a wide variety of conditions, particularly female reproductive problems, for example, The Wellness Resource Guide for Medical Students suggests using hot abdominal castor oil packs for menstrual cramps.

Dr. Christiane Northrup recommends abdominal castor oil packs (60 minutes per session, two to four times a week) for both the treatment and prevention of cramps and pelvic pain for women experiencing the common pelvic symptoms… The American Cancer Society website states that, “Naturopathic practitioners… and some others claim that castor oil boosts the immune system…”‘ shares Dr. Eric A. Mein, et al. in the journal Evid. Based Integrative Med

 

When it comes to fertility, Castor Oil packs could be a great, supportive and relaxing therapy for:

  • Supporting ovarian health

  • Supporting fallopian tube health

  • Supporting uterine health

  • Detoxifying before conception

  • Supporting Egg Health

WHEN CAN I RECEIVE A CASTOR OIL TREATMENT?

A Castor Oil Pack is only used after you have bled and before Ovulation. Castor oil packs should not be used during or after ovulation or if you could be pregnant. They are a fantastic way to nurture your fertility during the follicular phase of your cycle.