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.
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.
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Labour typically slows down the digestive system, especially if you had an epidural and it can take a few days to get back on track. Other things that can influence the digestive system in the early weeks postpartum are pain medications, iron supplementation and fear of pooping.