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The Benefits of Detoxing with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs.

What are the Benefits of Detoxing with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs

Supporting healthy functions of cleansing and detoxification by shifting the body into a relaxed state supports the moving of the bowels and enhances liver detox and reduces gut inflammation.

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How to support the rhythm of your day and night detox cycle with your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack and Dry Brush

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs and Dry Brush

May 20, 2022

Written by Sherri McKnight, DCHomMed

Edited by Melanie Swackhammer, BA

How to support the rhythm of your day and night detox cycle with your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack and Dry Brush

A successful night’s sleep begins during the day and a great day begins before we go to sleep.

Because light and darkness and our “Fight or Flight” or “rest and digest” state affect our melatonin and cortisol levels, and when these are off, we become distressed and disordered and then sleep, constipation, fatigue, depression, anxiety, overeating and overall feeling of being unwell predominate. Would you agree?

So how do we support the body’s natural circadian rhythm in this modern technology-driven world to optimize our day and night detox cycle?

 

Dry brushing for lymphatic drainage and cortisol stimulation

Our skin, being the largest organ of the body, is connected to each and every internal organ system. And when stimulated, it influences healthy flow, rhythm and harmony in the body.

Dry brushing is an ancient Ayurvedic technique done on waking to engage our lymphatic system and internal organs to drain and clear out the junk.

By gently moving the brush on the skin in a circular motion towards the heart, working through all of your limbs and torso this causes a slight irritation on the skin which supports lymphatic cleansing and stimulates cortisol to wake and energize you!

Naturally enhancing cortisol in the morning is one of the best ways to support hormonal balance1 and our natural day and night detox cycles.

And when dry brushing is combined with the application of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil this maximizes the healing benefits by delivering anti-inflammatory nutrients like vitamin E, polyphenols and omegas2-3 deep into the skin which hydrate and nourish and further support lymphatic flow.

In just 5 minutes at the beginning of your day, you will feel invigorated and refreshed!

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I know what you’re thinking…

Wait a minute! I thought cortisol was bad and I’ve been trying to reduce it in all my patients and now you’re telling me to make it higher?

I hear you, and I thought so too. But have you ever heard the quote by Shakespeare describing how Hamlet is a prisoner of his own thinking…

“Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so”

Cortisol is a healthy part of our hormonal system, and truly as Paracelsus said, “it’s the dose that matters”.

So in the morning cortisol is appropriate in the right amounts to wake up and build the system!

 

Stimulate the production of oxytocin and reduction of cortisol with castor oil packs

In our frequently overburdened stress-filled daily schedule we tend to live in a high cortisol, stressed state. And you and I both know how it is not possible for true healing, let alone a good night’s sleep, when in a state of stress, and excess cortisol. Agreed?

Wearing a Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack each evening before bed helps move the body into the parasympathetic “rest & digest” state,4-5 this is where detoxing thrives.

This shift happens with the compression of the pack placed over the liver in combination with the movement of your breathing muscles serving to act as a pump to your lymphatic system encouraging drainage of the lymph.6

As well, when the pack is placed on specific dermatomes this activates the somatic visceral reflexes triggering the activity of internal detox and cleansing organs like the liver, kidney, gut, gallbladder and more.7

All this is simply by supporting the love and connection hormone oxytocin production which downregulates your stress hormone cortisol and supports a peaceful, deep, detoxifying sleep.

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The pack also helps reduce inflammation8-9 and encourages circulation to your liver via nitric oxide,10-11 enhancing the body’s cleansing time, and that time is best while you sleep as it is the liver’s natural time of detox.

Additionally, wearing a castor oil liver pack earlier throughout the day can be very helpful in the balancing of your day and night detox cycle, especially for those clinically diagnosed with excessively high daytime levels of cortisol which cause the body to remain in a constant state of stress.

 

Triggering the production of melatonin with compression around the eyes

Limiting our exposure to light with blue light blocking glasses is a great tool to wear after sundown if you have excessive exposure to artificial light, such as computer or cell phone screens as studies show they help to protect the brain and begin the pump of our sleep hormone, melatonin.

The blocking of the light, however, only begins the process of balanced melatonin production1A.

The other part of the process is compression around the eyes, which triggers the release of melatonin1B via the nervous system.

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And wearing a Queen of the Thrones® Sleep Mask to bed is a simple way to gently stimulate the production of melatonin from the pituitary gland.

 

Supporting the natural rhythms of our day and night cycle with a foundational practice

This day and night routine sets the foundation to support the natural rhythm and cleansing of hormones by supporting your ‘love and connection molecule’ oxytocin and sleep hormone, melatonin, in the evening (with the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Liver Pack and Sleep Mask), and cortisol in the morning (with the dry brush); influencing estrogen and thyroid balance.

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Supporting these rhythms and cycles with these simple and easy practices is a process both you and your patients will love doing because it’s not only NOT an added burden to their already busy schedule, but a pleasure to look forward to both waking and at rest.

Are you a practitioner, health coach or wellness influencer? If you’re interested in…

  1. Recommending our easy-to-use tools to the people you serve.
  2. Practically applying them in your health and wellness professional practice in clinic or online.
  3. Or becoming a Wholesale Partner

Contact us at: royalty@queenofthethrones.com

References:

1. & 1A. & 1B. Rong-fang Hu, Xiao-ying Jiang, Yi-ming Zeng, Xiao-yang Chen, You-hua Zhang. Effects of earplugs and eye masks on nocturnal sleep, melatonin and cortisol in a simulated intensive care unit environment. Published online 2010 Apr 18. PMID: 20398302.

2. Marwat SK, Rehman F, Khan EA, Baloch MS, Sadiq M, Ullah I, Javaria S, Shaheen S. Review – Ricinus communis – Ethnomedicinal uses and pharmacological activities.Pak J Pharm Sci. 2017 Sep;30(5):1815-1827.

3. Patel, V. R., Dumancas, G. G., Viswanath, L. C. K., Maples, R. & Subong, B. J. J. Castor oil: properties, uses, and optimization of processing parameters in commercial production. Lipid Insights 9, 1–12, https://doi.org/10.4137/LPI.S40233 (2016). PMID: 27656091.

4. Walker SC1, Trotter PD2, Swaney WT2, Marshall A3, Mcglone FP4. C-tactile afferents: Cutaneous mediators of oxytocin release during affiliative tactile interactions? Neuropeptides. 2017 Aug;64:27-38. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2017.01.001. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28162847.

5. Rolls ET, O’Doherty J, Kringelbach ML, Francis S, Bowtell R, McGlone F. Representations of pleasant and painful touch in the human orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Mar;13(3):308-17.

6. Zawieja DC. Contractile physiology of lymphatics. Lymphat Res Biol. 2009;7(2):87-96. doi: 10.1089/lrb.2009.0007. PMID: 19534632; PMCID: PMC2925033.

7. Sikandar S, Dickenson AH. Visceral pain: the ins and outs, the ups and downs. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2012 Mar;6(1):17-26. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0b013e32834f6ec9. PMID: 22246042; PMCID: PMC3272481.

8. Boddu SH1, Alsaab H2, Umar S3, Bonam SP2, Gupta H2, Ahmed S3. Anti-inflammatory effects of a novel ricinoleic acid poloxamer gel system for transdermal delivery. Int J Pharm. 2015 Feb 1;479(1):207-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.051. Epub 2014 Dec 24.

9. Vieira C et al. .Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators In-flamm. 2000;9(5):223-8 PMID: 11200362.

10. Mascolo N1, Izzo AA, Autore G, Barbato F, Capasso F.Nitric oxide and castor oil-induced diarrhea.J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1994 Jan;268(1):291-5. PMID: 8301570.

11. Izzo, Angelo. (1996). Castor oil: An update on mechanism of action. Phytotherapy Research. 10. S109-S111.

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How do Castor Oil Packs work?

May 13, 2022

Written by Sherri McKnight, DCHomMed

Edited by Melanie Swackhammer, BA

How do Castor Oil Packs work?

As a health care practitioner, you may have prescribed the traditional treatment method of castor oil packs for liver detox, lymphatic drainage or colon cleansing, right?

You did this by saturating an old cloth with castor oil and applying that gooey mess to various parts of the body because you know of the great health benefits that this treatment method offers. Can you relate?

And, if you’re like me, you stopped prescribing the old way of applying castor oil packs because that 12-step method was too messy, too complicated and your patients just didn’t comply to it. And I don’t blame them, do you?

Or maybe you had your patients do it the “lazy way” by simply just rubbing on the castor oil and then having them wear an old t-shirt. Sound familiar?

But, with the application of just the castor oil without the castor oil pack, we only get half of the benefits.

  Wear Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs to Support Digestion

The science of how castor oil packs work for lymphatic drainage and cleansing

Firstly, it’s mechanical, with the compression of the pack placed over the liver (slightly covering the lower free ribs under your right rib cage), in combination with the movement of your breathing muscles, this serves to act like a pump to your lymphatic system encouraging lymphatic drainage1. Amazing, agreed?

Secondly, it’s neurological, when placed on specific dermatomes this activates the somatic visceral reflexes triggering the activity of internal detox and cleansing organs like the liver, kidney, gut, gallbladder2 and more.

Thirdly, it’s a combination of both mechanical and neurological because the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack stimulates the body’s skin receptors which stimulate the natural oxytocin3 feedback loop activating the vagus nerve, shifting the body into a rest and digest state where liver detox is optimized.

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It’s this direct effect of the castor oil pack compress that stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system4-5-6. Amazing, right?

Plus, the penetration of the castor oil into the tissues stimulates lymphatic drainage and reduces inflammation via the Peyer’s patches7.

With no pack, castor oil will not penetrate as deeply and would act much more like a skin emollient, so the full range of benefits of the oil cannot be reaped.

 

Why is it important for castor oil to be in glass?

Lipotoxicity is why it is imperative to use castor oil that has only been contained in a glass bottle rather than in plastic8-9-10.

You see, castor oil is the master carrier oil, due to its structure and the molecular weight of ricinoleic acid11. And because of this amazing capability of transporting and transferring substances into the body, it is of the utmost importance to only use a high-quality oil that is organic, extra-virgin, cold-pressed, hexane-free and in glass.

And I am sure we are both on the same page when it comes to ensuring our prescriptions and protocols – like the application of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs coming from a plastic-free environment – are helpful for our patients and ourselves, and not a harmful endocrine disruptive burden. Would you agree?

Applying castor oil to your pack and why the pack needs to be replaced to avoid toxin reabsorption or transfer

Pouring a fresh coat of castor oil onto the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack with each application is an important part of the protocol, as is replacing your castor oil pack.

Why? Well simply because we are unsure where the castor oil and toxins it collects eliminate through the body, or back into the pack through the skin.

A study compared oral castor oil metabolites and the metabolites produced with the castor oil pack and no castor oil metabolites were produced with the castor oil pack12.

This suggests that either the castor oil wasn’t absorbed or that the metabolites came out another way, perhaps via the skin into the pack.

So, to prevent possible reabsorption of any toxins that are being pulled out by castor oil, use a fresh coat of oil on every application and replace the pack every 3 months.

   

Plus, when it comes to fertility, it is especially important to ensure that your liver pack is placed only on the liver, the pelvic pack only on the pelvis over top of the uterus and ovaries, and the thyroid pack only on the thyroid. This is to avoid any possible transfer of toxins from organ to organ. Makes sense, right?

 

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs – the game changer

With the application of this new and easy way of an old traditional method, with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs in your practice, your patients, in most cases, will come back to you in follow-ups feeling better – because they can easily comply – and can safely be used with any other prescriptions that you recommend.

Plus, with regular practice your patients will train their body to respond better to stress, as well as naturally liver detox, lymphatic drain and colon cleanse with the support from their Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs.

Then what happens is we begin to start…

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You see, this is what makes Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs so unique and game-changing.

 

Are you a practitioner, health coach or wellness influencer? If you’re interested in recommending our easy-to-use tools and practically applying them in your health and wellness professional practice in clinic or online with the people you serve or become a wholesale partner, contact us at: royalty@queenofthethrones.com

References:

1. Moore JE Jr, Bertram CD. Lymphatic System Flows. Annu Rev Fluid Mech. 2018 Jan;50:459-482. doi: 10.1146/annurev-fluid-122316-045259. PMID: 29713107; PMCID: PMC5922450.

2. Sikandar S, Dickenson AH. Visceral pain: the ins and outs, the ups and downs. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2012 Mar;6(1):17-26. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0b013e32834f6ec9. PMID: 22246042; PMCID: PMC3272481.

3. Walker SC1, Trotter PD2, Swaney WT2, Marshall A3, Mcglone FP4. C-tactile afferents: Cutaneous mediators of oxytocin release during affiliative tactile interactions? Neuropeptides. 2017 Aug;64:27-38. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2017.01.001. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28162847.

4. Rolls ET et all. Representations of pleasant and painful touch in the human orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Mar;13(3):308-17. PMID: 12571120.

5. Francis S, Rolls ET, Bowtell R, McGlone F, O’Doherty J, Browning A, Clare S, Smith E. The representation of pleasant touch in the brain and its relationship with taste and olfactory areas. Neuroreport. 1999 Feb 25;10(3):453-9. PMID: 10208571.

6. Löken LS, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F, Olausson H. Coding of pleasant touch by unmyelinated afferents in humans. Nat Neurosci. 2009 May;12(5):547-8. Epub 2009 Apr 12. PMID: 19363489.

7. Holmes GM, Browning KN, Babic T, Fortna SR, Coleman FH, Travagli RA. Vagal afferent fibres determine the oxytocin-induced modulation of gastric tone. J Physiol. 2013 Jun 15;591(12):3081-100. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2013.253732. Epub 2013 Apr 15. PMID: 23587885; PMCID: PMC3832121.

8. Kim H1, Oh S1, Gye MC1, Shin I1,2. Comparative toxicological evaluation of nonylphenol and nonylphenol polyethoxylates using human keratinocytes. Drug Chem Toxicol. 2018 Oct;41(4):486-491. doi: 10.1080/01480545.2017.1391829. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

9. Amar SK1, Goyal S2, Srivastav AK3, Chopra D3, Ray RS2. Combined effect of Benzophenone-2 and ultraviolet radiation promote photogenotoxicity and photocytotoxicity in human keratinocytes. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2018 Jun;95:298-306. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2018.04.003. Epub 2018 Apr 4.

10. Hafezi SA1, Abdel-Rahman WM1. The Endocrine Disruptor Bisphenol A (BPA) Exerts a Wide Range of Effects in Carcinogenesis and Response to Therapy. Curr Mol Pharmacol. 2019 Mar 6. doi: 10.2174/1874467212666190306164507.

11. PubChem [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), National Center for Biotechnology Information; 2004-. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 643684, Ricinoleic acid; [cited 2022 Mar. 31].

12. Alves SP, Araujo CM, Queiroga RC, Madruga MS, Parente MOM, Medeiros AN, Bessa RJB. New insights on the metabolism of ricinoleic acid in ruminants. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Oct;100(10):8018-8032. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-13117. Epub 2017 Aug 10. PMID: 28803011.