You will need: old sheets and old beach towels, organic wool-flannel (purchase from Whole Foods or Vitamin Shoppe as the flannel must be organic because you do NOT want to reabsorb chemicals, bleach or pesticides from conventional cloth back into your body), castor oil, Saran wrap and either a heating pad and/or hot water bottle.
Cover your bed, couch or even the floor with your old sheets and towels. Be sure to have tons of pillows close by as well. Coat the flannel with copious amounts of the castor oil and place in a glass baking dish. Gently warm the oil and the cloth in the oven for a few minutes. BE CERTAIN NOT TO BURN YOURSELF. Make sure the cloth is NOT too hot before placing on your abdomen. After you are done with your session place your flannel cloth back in your baking dish, cover it and put it in the fridge for its continued use. It may be re-used many times before discarding. You use your best judgments as to when it should be discarded and new ones used.
Get situated comfortably (be sure to grab some warm tea or Chinese herbs to drink while you are doing the technique) and apply the warmed cloth over the area to be treated. Cover with Saran wrap to prevent the oil from going everywhere. Cover that with a warm towel and top with the heating pad or hot water bottle and just relax. It is very simple, yet very effective. Its benefits really can’t be overstated.
Make yourself comfortable as you are going to be resting/meditating for approximately 60 minutes, 3-5 times per week, minimum, while you have the castor oil pack on your abdomen. Especially if you are having fertility challenges and/or pelvic pain. Please use the relaxation response technique to help you relax and regulate your adrenal function during this time. Visualize the words “Infinite Love and Gratitude” slowly moving across your mind’s eye. This will help to direct your attention/intention on relaxing – even during the chaotic inner chatter that is filling you with thoughts of how you don’t have time for this and the negativity associated with the frustration from not feeling well. This process will help, I assure you. If you know me and anything about medicine there are NO assurances or guarantees but with a process like the Relaxation Response or a meditation practice I can and DO guarantee that you will see a difference. Castor oil packs for fertility can also prove quite helpful for those who are having fertility challenges. See ‘Relaxation Response‘ for additional information.