Period Pain Relief: Castor Oil Transdermal Packs

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I've found this to be quite effective in pain relief. When something works, I'll be sure to share it here ~ you know, cause sharing is caring.

Castor Oil Transdermal Packs

At the beginning of the menstrual cycle, when the first symptoms of cramping become noticeable, a castor oil transdermal pack can dramatically reduce the severity of symptoms throughout the cycle. This is the basic procedure:

  • A wash cloth should be soaked in pure, cold-pressed castor oil that is obtained from a health food store
  • The wash cloth should be placed on bare skin on the lower stomach
  • Put a piece of plastic on top of the cloth, such as a plastic grocery bag or cling film
  • Place a hot water bottle on top of that. The water should be made as hot as possible, so long as you can tolerate it
  • Leave this in place for at least 30 minutes.

This procedure can also be done repeatedly during the cycle to provide relief. However, one treatment is usually enough to provide massive relief. Castor oil packs have been said to help detoxify the liver naturally, support uterine and ovarian health, improve lymphatic circulation, and reduce inflammation.

Women should use only dioxin-free, unchlorinated feminine products, especially tampons. Consuming Brazil nuts is ideal too, because they contain folate, selenium, and magnesium, which have all been shown to reduce menstrual cramps.

It worked for me, and if you decide to try it, I hope you have a similar result.

Castor oil can also be massaged directly into the abdomen - but if you're like me, your abdomen will just be too sore for a massage. You can mix the castor oil with a few drops of a relaxing essential oil like lavender, too, to help relax the pelvic muscles.

For more on my experience and on what has/is helping me, click here

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