If you are experiencing any type of problem of your liver or gallbladder, than you have come to the right place!! The “Castor Oil Pack” helps to purify and detoxify the body by increasing blood and lymphatic flow through the liver.
You can try a Castor Oil Pack in the treatment of cholecystitis and all types of hepatitis (alcoholic, fatty liver, Hep B, Hep C).
Do NOT stop or change ANY of your medications without first consulting with your primary care physician!! These packs can be done while you continue all of your normal medical care; it should not interfere with any of your medications BUT since most (if not all) medications are metabolized by your liver to some extent, there is a theoretical risk that your medication levels in your blood could go to low; this would be especially important if you are taking warfarin (Coumadin) or any other blood thinners. Therefore, again, as with ANY and ALL information on this website, it is absolutely necessary that you closely monitor your medications and medical management with your regular physician.
On the other hand, this therapy seems to be extremely safe. The only side effect I am aware of is if you are allergic to the castor oil or very sensitive to wool. Try rubbing a small amount on your inner arm and if you have any type of skin reaction, then do NOT use the castor oil pack. I have not seen any case of allergy to castor oil yet. And if you are sensitive to wool, you can use a cotton flannel.
WHAT IS A CASTOR OIL PACK?
A castor oil pack is an external application of castor oil. A piece of wool flannel is saturated in castor oil and applied to the abdomen with a heating pad. Castor oil packs improve assimilations, eliminations and circulation (especially of the lymphatic system), purifying the liver’s circulation, and balancing the autonomic nervous system.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CASTOR OIL PACKS
To Make The 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 – about the same size as your heating pad, so that the pad heats the whole pack, but does not touch your skin. After each use, you will probably need to add a little more castor oil. You can use the pack many times. When you’re not using it, you can store it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Where To Place The Pack
This will depend on what the problem is. In general, it should be on the right side of the body, 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.
Using The Pack
Use the pack in the evening, as you are resting before bed. Spread out a large plastic garbage bag on the bed 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). Take the cloth cover off the heating pad. Then put the heating pad on top of the towel.
It is important to heat the pack before you put it on yourself. Put the pack on top of the heating pad and turn the pad on high. Let it warm up for a few minutes.
Lie down on your back on the plastic bag. Place the pack on your abdomen, with the heating pad on top and the towel on top of that. Have the heating pad 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 ½ hours. Have a paper towel handy to wipe the oil off yourself when you get up, and be careful not to get any on the bed. 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. Then take a break for 4 days, and repeat.
After 3 Days Of Using The Pack
On the evening of the 3rd day, take olive oil (not castor oil!) by mouth. Begin with about a teaspoon. If you feel OK, you can take up two tablespoons.
For a book about one physician’s great success in treating many different diseases with Castor Oil Packs, read “The Oil that Heals” by William McGarey. Check it out at the A.R.E. Bookstore or at Amazon.com.
Best of luck on your journey of cleansing and purification!