Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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Castor oil packs helping a lot

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by chilove, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. chilove

    chilove Senior Member

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    Hey all I just wanted to share about castor oil packs because they have helped me so much in my recovery and are cheap and easy to do. I heard about them a long time ago but dismissed them as sounding too old fashioned and low tech but I'm so glad that I tried them! They are great for detoxing the liver and supporting immune function as well as reducing inflammation. They are VERY relaxing and help relieve pain. I once had very bad kidney pain from herxing too much after taking some aggressive Lyme formulas and the only thing that helped was castor oil packs on the kidney area. I was amazed at how quickly they helped. You can buy the castor oil at any health food store on Amazon and you can use an old cotton T shirt or buy cotton flannels clothes that are sold specifically for castor oil packs. You can re-use the castor oil soaked cloth many times so it's very inexpensive. I keep mine in a glass jar when I'm not using it. Here is a great link on how to do a castor oil pack:http://wellnessmama.com/35671/castor-oil-packs/
     
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    whodathunkit Senior Member

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    @chilove: thanks for that link...the kit looks very interesting. I've wanted to use castor oil packs regularly since last year, but the biggest problem is that I can't seem to keep it from getting on stuff I don't want it to get on. Do you have that wrap-around pack that comes in the kit she recommends at your link? If so, how is it? Is it hard to keep clean?
     
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    chilove Senior Member

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    No, I just use plastic wrap and an old towel. I put a thick layer of oil on my skin over the liver area, then apply the oil soaked cloth, then cover the cloth with plastic wrap, then cover that with a heating pad, then cover the heating pad with a towel. I put two old towels underneath me in case any drips out. You could also cut open a large trash bag and lay on that just in case.
     
  4. jengonwin

    jengonwin

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    Happy to hear this. I bought some castor oil today. I am going to drink it however as i tend to have some IBS-C
     

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