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Massage and Castor Oil Packs
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Specific Home Treatments

1. Daily self-massage with sesame oil followed by a hot bath after the oil has been absorbed. Massage the abdomen in a clockwise motion during the bath. Massage deeply around the colon, liver and lower abdomen.

2. Castor Oil Packs:

These are used for removing cysts, lumps and growths from inside the body.

3x/week for 1/2 hr do a warm castor oil pack placing the pack over the relevant area. Soak a flannel in warm castor oil, place on affected part, cover with plastic bag, cover with hot water bottle, cover with towel. Relax!

3. Castor Oil Purgation:

This is a strong treatment but is very useful for clearing congestion, reducing menstrual pain and regulating the movement of vata downwards.

Take 1-3 teaspoons castor oil off the spoon swallowed down with warm ginger tea before bed. Usually this procedure results in 2 to 3 bowel movements the next morning. Only do this on a clear day if you are feeling relatively strong and definitely not if pregnancy is suspected.