Castor Oil Packs for Detox, Digestion & Joint Pain
Castor Oil Packs are available as an added benefit to your Reflexology and Migun Therapy Sessions! The pack, which will include castor oil plus essential oils in one of the below varieties, will be applied to the desired area (usually over liver, gut or joints) at the start of your Reflexology session, and allowed to work with the benefit of infrared heat applied over the pack to help the oils really penetrate deep into the body.
Cost ~ $25
Liver / Detox
Digestion / Constipation / IBS
Pain / Inflammation / Arthritis
What Are Castor Oil Packs?
Castor Oil has been used for hundreds of years as a natural health remedy to assist with a wide variety of health concerns. It is commonly used in natural and holistic medical practices such as Ayurvedic therapy. Many health and medical specialists around the world recommend this therapy to their patients to assist the body with detoxification.
I very rarely (if ever) do Reflexology on anyone who’s liver does not feel imbalanced! We just live in a world where we are bombarded with toxins from every front.
Castor oil is derived from the castor bean, which is native to India. The oils is comprised of 90% rincinoleic acid, which is thought to be the source of its healing properties.
A castor oil pack is a term used for topical application of castor oil applied to an area of the body (usually the liver and other digestive organs). The oil is generally applied by saturating a wool cloth in the oil and applying it to the desired area. The saturated cloth is then covered with plastic (to contain the oil as to not make a mess) and heat applied for about 30 minutes to an hour.
Castor Oil Benefits
Research regarding the benefits of castor oil packs is limited, due to lack of funding for clinical testing. Anecdotal evidence suggests that castor oil packs have many health benefits such as ,,,:
Assists with detoxification
Improves digestion and liver action
Assists with constipation
Increases lymphatic flow
Helps the body fight infections such as viruses and bacteria
Strengthens the immune system
Reduces inflammation, pain and swelling
May assist with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Menstrual Cramps
May assist with genitourinary issues
Positively benefits the nervous system
Improved Skin Health
I invite you to read the following article by Dr. David Jockers on Castor Oil Packs. Dr. David Jockers (DNM, DC, MS) is a doctor of natural medicine, functional nutritionist and corrective care chiropractor.
Our liver is quite literally one of our body’s most important and hardest working organs. It not only filters our blood and helps us get rid of environmental and pathogenic toxins, but it plays a vital role in digestion, metabolism, circulation and hormone balance. In both Chinese Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine, the liver is a primary focus for any health issue. When there are too many toxins for your liver to handle, different things can start going wrong in the body. There are many indicators your body gives you to warn you that your liver is needing some help! Here are some of the signs that could be your body warning you your liver is out of whack: