By Lisa Doran N.D, Posted June 2007
For milenia, people around the world have experimented with herbs,
fasting and other techniques to accelerate the removal of toxins
from the body. By eliminating harmful material, detoxification therapies
boost the immune system, improve digestion, eliminate the cause
of many chromic conditions and stimulate good health, energy, optimism,
mobility and stamina.
Castor oil has been shown to increase circulation and promote elimination
and healing of tissues and organs underneath the skin. It is particularly
effective in being absorbed into lymph circulation which can improve
digestion, immune function, and reduce swelling in injured joints
and extremities. It has also been specifically used in cases of
menstrual irregularities, uterine fibroid cysts, and ovarian cysts.
Castor oil warmed in a pot on the stove
Old cotton terry face cloth or flannel square
Heating pad, with a low setting
Plastic bag large enough to cover the flannel cloth (plastic bags
Soak the face cloth in the warmed castor oil and apply to abdomen
(please be careful, castor oil can get very hot fast, test the cloth
on the inside of your arm for temperature first) place on the right
side just below the rib cage. Cover completely with a plastic bag
and towel and finally the heating pad set on low. CAUTION: Castor
oil stains terribly! Rest for 1 hr with this in place. Please be
careful not to fall asleep with the heating pad on - the heat from
the oil may burn you when you are unconcious.
Use this time that you are resting as an opportunity to focus inward
and do some introspective thinking. Perhaps even do a meditation
tape. There are many wonderful meditation tapes you can listen to.
Dr. Bernie Segal has a wonderful tape called "Meditation for
Peace of Mind" that is approximately 20 minutes in length and
is available through any bookstore.
After removal, cleanse the area with warm water, if desired
Store the pack in a covered container in the refrigerator to reuse
DO NOT USE ON, ABDOMEN DURING PREGNANCY OR MENSTRUATION
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