Castor oil packs are ah-maaaa-zing!!! From increasing circulation to supporting the lymphatic system to fighting infections and preventing the growth of bacteria, viruses, yeast, and mold to healing scars and internal adhesions to easing constipation, etc, etc! Natural healers worldwide have used castor oil to treat a wide variety of health conditions for thousands of years. The use of castor oil goes back as far as the ancient Egyptians, who used it as a very potent natural skincare elixir and to treat eye irritations. In India, castor oil has been cherished for its skin-healing, digestive-calming, antibacterial properties, and is commonly used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine applications.
One of castor oil's remarkable qualities is its ability to increase white blood cells, and the count of T-11 cells (a unique type of white blood cells that act like antibodies) produced within the body's lymphocytes that help kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, and cancer cells.
Much of the healing benefits of castor oil come down to its chemical composition. Castor oil is classified as a triglyceride fatty acid, and in fact, about 90 percent of its fatty acid content is a rare compound called ricinoleic acid. Castor oil is considered to be quite exceptional because ricinoleic acid is not found in too many other substances, and it's such a concentrated source.
How Will This Help Heal My Fallopian Tubes?
Great question! Castor oil is amazing in that it breaks up external and internal scar tissue, and even prevents new scars from forming! Castor oil's unrivaled deep tissue penetration helps to soften and dissolve both external and internal scars, like those that form following surgery or inflammation.
Castor oil is easily absorbed into the body through the skin, and its healing components penetrate deep into the tissues to gradually break up scar tissue and adhesions, loosen up masses and draw out toxins from as deep as 6 inches! Using heat over it helps to penetrate even deeper into your tissues; some say all the way to the bone!! It's cumulative, so you do want to be regular about it. Castor oil literally dissolves inflammation, and as we know, scar tissue is essentially inflammation.
Now, listen to this! Castor oil can distinguish between healthy cells and abnormal cells. In healthy cells, castor oil will stimulate and detoxify them, while increasing circulation. Conversely, in abnormal cells like scar tissue and growths, castor oil will instead work to aggressively dissolve them, thanks to the solvent property of castor oil. How cool is that?
Remarkably, applying castor oil right after cuts or wounds or after surgery, will also minimize scar formation. Theoretically, this could be due to castor oil's ability to increase our lymphocytes, or white blood cells (because of this, castor oil packs are especially helpful for people with HIV or AIDS). Lymphocytes appear to regulate wound healing. And studies have shown that T lymphocytes play a major role in wound healing and scar formation. Babies and young children naturally have higher levels of lymphocytes than adolescents and adults, which could be one of the reasons our skin healed better with much less scarring when we were younger.
The Right Product and Application
It's imperative to use only very high-quality castor oil, as some have been found to have chemicals in them that are not conducive to healing. For starters, you want to get cold-pressed and hexane-free, and preferably, organic. A full video step-by-step description with pictures is included on the Fallopian Tube Formula Fertility Massage DVD.
How To Make The Pack
It is important to heat the pack before placing it on the body. The easiest way to do this is to put the plastic bag flat on top of the heating pad and turn the heat on. Saturate the cotton piece with castor oil (make it so that it's saturated but not dripping wet). Let the saturated piece of cotton sit on top of the heating pad and plastic bag to warm up for about 15 minutes. Additional amounts of castor oil may need to be added to the pack before each use.
This method is one of the efficient ways of making a pack. The neater and easier it is, the more likely it will be used. Remember, saturate the cotton, but not to dripping.
*Note: Please do not heat the pack in a microwave.
Where To Place The Pack
For reproductive treatment, it should be placed over the pubic area of the body (the 'V' area where you grow hair; where a bikini would cover). This is where all of your reproductive organs are in the body. If the cotton extends up to the navel, that is fine, but be sure that it's low enough.
Using The Pack
I found it most convenient to use the pack in the evening when I was best able to rest. This is a great time to do what makes you happy - pray, meditate, read spiritually uplifting books, surf the web, get on social media, listen to relaxing music, or read the book, "No! IVF Is NOT Your Only Option!" (Shameless plug)
Now just decide where in your home you will be doing the pack. Set it up to your comfort, with a pillow or two under your head and another under your knees. It's possible that the oil could drip from the pack, so it is important to protect bedding, cushions, or pillows. This is where the cheap shower curtain comes in handy. Lay it out on the bed or couch where you will be laying. Then you could put an old sheet over it to feel more comfortable. Some people prefer to use the pack undressed to avoid dirtying their clothes. I use the packs undressed from the waist down. If you have privacy concerns, just lay a towel over you once you're all set up.
Steps For A Mess-Free Pack:
*Please note that it is easy to fall asleep with the pack in place, so if you find that happening, it's best to turn off the heating pad. It will still work to some degree without heat.
Keep the pack on for at least one to two hours; this is one treatment where more may be better. It can be used overnight, however, again, use caution with the heat. Abdominal binders or a bodybuilder's midriff support strap with Velcro fasteners is useful in holding the pack in place if you choose to sleep with the pack.
If despite all precautions, oil gets on the bedding or your clothing, hand-wash it with your usual detergent and a couple cups of baking soda. Do NOT put baking soda in your washing machine!
When You Are Finished
Turn off the heating pad and put it to the side. Take off the pack with the plastic bag and fold it into itself and store the plastic bag with cloth folded inside of it in a leak-proof container. Wipe off any excess oil with a paper towel. Now is the best time for a pelvic fertility massage. The best one on the market for releasing scar tissue and adhesions in blocked Fallopian tubes is the Fallopian Tube Formula Fertility Massage DVD. You can get it here.
Castor Oil Pack Schedule
If you are actively trying to conceive, only do the castor oil pack from the day after your period ends up until ovulation, as often as possible. (Consistency is key!) Then you will refrain from using it for the remainder of your cycle to avoid possible miscarriage.
The castor oil pack can repeatedly be used and kept in the refrigerator between usages, although this is normally not necessary because castor oil is very resistant to spoilage even at room temperature. Replace the pack only if it starts to smell rancid or discolors from toxins being released from the body.
Cautions And Possible Side Effects
When it comes to using it externally on your skin, the risks are fairly low considering it's free from synthetic chemicals, common allergens, drying ingredients or other irritants. According to human clinical tests, castor oil doesn't normally result in skin sensitivities, allergies, or act as a photosensitizer. However, I still would advise you to start slowly and do a skin patch test on a small area before applying larger amounts, and also keep it away from your eyes and the inside of your nose, babies, and pets.
Be warned: If you have never done detox protocols, or used castor oil topically, or it has been a long time, you may get a mild (or strong!) cleansing reaction, with all that entails. Castor oil packs are known for detoxifying drug residues. Temporary skin rashes can be a result of long-term prescription or recreating drug use due to drug residues that can come out through the skin.
Some Instances To Consult With Your Doctor First
Consult with your doctor first if you are nursing or have any other pre-existing health conditions.
Don't Underestimate This Powerful Healing Modality!
Sadly, many women completely dismiss castor oil packs, thinking it's a hassle or that it doesn't really work because we don't ingest it. This is an erroneous way of thinking! Admittedly, I used to think this way a long time ago. But our skin is a living organ that actually breathes and absorbs whatever you put on it! This is why so many people nowadays are telling you to not put anything on your skin that you can't eat. The reason is because whatever you put on your skin then goes directly into your bloodstream. In some ways, topical application is even more potent than internal applications because in this way, we skip over the digestive system (the middleman) completely!
If you do your pack the way I have described here, you will find that it's not a hassle at all. It all folds away neatly on to itself. Just put it all away until your next application (hopefully tomorrow!).
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When I began this vaginal steaming journey, I was so excited and I wanted to start right away. My only dilemma was, what am I going to use to steam this "vajayjay" of mine?? I didn't want to use my toilet. That didn't feel very queen-like to me. (Even though it is a "throne," haha! Gosh, I'm so corny. Still, not my idea of a throne) I didn't have an old wooden chair to cut a hole in it. I didn't have a spare toilet seat top laying around to use over a non-plastic bucket, or anything of this nature. So, I decided to look online and try to buy a vaginal steaming seat made just for this purpose. Sounds logical enough, right? So, Amazon and Google, here I come!
When I tell you I was disappointed with these search results...man! I am going to need someone to tell me why a wooden box with a hole in the top of it costs upwards of $150-$400??! And there was even one seat, that was not really a steaming seat, basically just a wooden toilet seat top that you would have to put on top of something. It was a slab of wood with a hole in it. It costed $70!!
Have you ever done a Vaginal Steam? If you’re not familiar with vaginal steams, get ready to be amazed! Vaginal steaming isn’t some kind of new fad or strange trend. Vaginal steaming is actually the most ancient form of female self care to revitalize the reproductive system.
Vaginal steaming is one of the oldest women's healing traditions. It is known by quite a variety of names such as V-Steams, Vagi-Steams, Yoni Steams, Bajos (which means "down low") amongst the Spanish and Mayans, and in Korea, it's referred to as Chai Yok. Mayan healers and midwives have used vaginal steams for centuries. You may also hear it referred to as womb spa or womb sauna.
So, what's it like? It's like a facial steam, but for your "vajayjay." Yes, I still say, "vajayjay." (side note: my hubby calls his penis the "vajohn." LOL)
Anywho...vaginal steaming is a powerful aid for increasing a woman’s vitality in regulating her menstrual cycle, relieving stress and depression, improving her intimate relationship, and most importantly, resolving reproductive disorders.
Please listen to me, ladies! This is such a serious topic. When it comes to our health, we have to be our own best advocate! This subject hurts my heart beyond words. But more so, quite frankly, it pisses me off!
So many women go for an HSG, but then quickly develop an infection...due to the HSG! This is a travesty that must be stopped! You ladies work too hard to heal yourselves to then be taken by uninformed, ignorant doctors who will not prescribe necessary antibiotics with HSGs.
For a long time, up until very recently, I was under the false presumption that all doctors do prescribe antibiotics with an HSG. Sadly, I've come to find out, many don't. I have spoken on the importance of antibiotics with HSG a few times, but today, I realized that it needs to be addressed in an article all on its own.
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