CASTOR OIL PACKS
meaning ‘the hand of Christ’, which suggests its extraordinary healing
properties.The herb is mostly known as a strong purgative and emollient,
but Cayce rarely prescribed it for this (internal) use. He regarded castor
oil as an aid to lymphatic circulation, which indirectly influenced both
assimilation and elimination, as well as blood circulation.In spite its
thickness, skin absorbs this oil very well, especially if pre-warmed, and
castor oil packs and massage seems to be beneficial for the underlying
tissues.Castor oil Affects: Superficial fascia is found just underneath the skin.
After pregnancy and weight loss,
the superficial fascia slowly reverts to its original level of tension. Deep Fascia.
Scar tissue!This is the tough fibrous tissue that covers and permeates the muscles, bones,
nerves and blood vessels of the body.Castor oil packs:
How to make a Castor Oil Pack
When making a castor oil pack, the best material to use to hold the oil is
wool flannel. It needs to be non-dyed and not treated wool flannel.
The oil helps absorption of whatever is in the cloth into your body.
Tips for Castor oil pack:
1. If you can’t get the wool
flannel use cotton: no dyes if possible. To start with it is best to boil
the new material for five minutes: don’t use soap and let the material dry
2. If you lie down on your bed to have this treatment, it’s a good idea to
cover the bed with a sheet of plastic. A large bin bag, cut in half, is very
good for this purpose.
3. Fold the wool flannel in two, soak it lightly in castor oil: don’t use too
much, because when you do, the castor oil flows when heated. If you put in
too much, squeeze it out gently.
4. You don’t want it to drip. Put cling film
or plastic on top of the material.
5. Place a hot water bottle on top of the
plastic. This thins down the castor oil and allows it to go through the skin
and into the body. You can use an electric heating pad. Cover it all with
towels to keep the heat in.
6. Leave the pack on for an hour or two: 90 minutes
is a sensible time. The oil goes through into the stomach area and starts a
healing process. It can put the bowels, the liver, and the kidneys right and
can even reach right through the body to help the spine, reproductive organs
and nervous tissue
7. Use the pack 3 days
in a row, or for a maximum of 4 days in any one week. You can re-use the
material 28 times creating it again. Just add to the original
quantity each time. This means that it is only with the first application
that a lot of oil is required. Next use, when heating the castor oil pack, just add just a small quantity of oil
about a teaspoon per layer of wool!
8. When washing the material after 28 uses, add
bicarbonate of soda to the water: this helps to remove the oil. Then boil it
again in clean water, for a short time.
9. You may clean the body after each use with a cloth soaked in water and
bicarbonate of soda or just rub your body clean with a paper towel. Put the
flannel into a plastic bag in between treatment and close the bag to keep it
clean. The correct oil should last at least five years.
Treatments Edgar Cayce, Dr. Oz, and Dr. Mercola recommend using Castor Oil Pack
Castor oil packs on the stomach were recommended for the following:
arthritis, blood in urine, cancer, colitis, constipation, epilepsy,
gallstones, gastritis, migraine, hernias, Hodgkin’s disease, hypertension
and hyperactivity in children, help the immune system, insomnia, strangulation
of kidneys, and all kidney problems, cirrhosis of the liver, multiple
sclerosis, neuritis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, sterility,
ringworm and uremia, clears uterine fibroids.
It can help a mother avoid a miscarriage. Apply before giving birth even
when one knows that the body is healthy. This also leads to one having an
easy birth. Using it for three months is ideal and keep to the rules: on for
three days and off for three or four, setting up a weekly cycle. It trains
the body to be its own healer and to stop dependency one must have a break.
The Edgar Cayce readings mention it as a good cure for about thirty other
diseases. If in doubt, use it.
When used for appendicitis do not apply heat.
This means that you should always use your common sense when using this or
any other cure recommended by this source.
For sprains, broken bones, any kind of damage or puncturing of the body,
backaches or pains of any kind etc: apply directly to the problem area and
leave on for as long as possible. In this last example, you may boil the
piece of flannel as often as it needs cleaning.
Should you suffer from a problem such as psoriasis in your hair, you need to
alkalinize the body before using it. A salad diet can do this. Soak the
scalp in castor oil before going to sleep at night and wear a plastic shower
cap to keep it in and to stop it being wasted. Eat salads at, at least, two
meals every day. Put an old towel on the pillow to protect it.
For osteoarthritis, do the castor oil packs as given above and rub peanut
oil into the pain areas twice a day. Also eat a good alkaline diet, by
adding salads to two meals a day. Don’t eat potatoes or tomatoes. These two
vegetables belong to the deadly nightshade family of plants and are bad for
arthritics and for those with skin problems.
For rheumatoid arthritis, follow as above but add in ATOMIDINE to get the
glands working. (ATOMIDINE can be purchased from Edgar Cayce society). Also
have two baths, a week apart, each lasting for half an hour, with 7 kilos or
16 pounds weight of Epsom Salts in the water each time. Your friendly local
CVS will have this. The Epsom Salts pull the poisons out of the body.
For warts, cysts and moles, mix the castor oil with bicarbonate of soda,
half and half, and rub in the soft mixture gently morning and every night
for about five minutes each time.
For other skin problems, rub the castor oil directly on the cut or sore spot
For Sciatica, rub the castor oil into the area, and you need to rub cold
pressed peanut oil into the spine as well!!
Emotional Freedom Technique
Energy Medicine and Healing
Emotion Freedom Technique
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is the most popular form of energy psychology.
“When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~ Viktor Frankl
“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, “And this too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!” ~Abraham Lincoln
EFT was developed in the 1990s by Gary Craig, a Stanford engineering graduate specializing in healing and self-improvement.
Gary Craig is the founder of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
Gary Craig is a Stanford engineering graduate and an ordained minister.
More about Gary Craig:
Universal Church of God in Southern California (not Universal Life Church) which is non-denominational and embraces all religions.
A student of A Course In Miracles
Born April 13, 1940 and have been intensely interested in personal improvement via psychology since my age 13.
Mr. Craig recognized that the quality of thoughts was mirrored in the quality of my life.
Since then he has been self taught in this field, seeking only those procedures that, in my opinion, produced results.
Mr. Craig learned from Dr. Roger Callahan,
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in which I am a Certified Master Practitioner.
See book here:
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment. ~ Dale Carnegie
Secrets Dr. Joseph Mercola taught about EFT:
I can’t recommend Dr. Mercola enough! His website: mercola.com You can learn from him too! He has dedicated his life to helping our Medical Field be preventative and healing for each individual rather than creating clients for medical procedures and treatments!
The documentary film entitled Operation: Emotional Freedom,11 directed by Eric Huurre, follows a number of veterans and their families who went through intensive therapy using EFT. Veterans who were all suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety and a few were suicidal. The results were truly astounding. At the end of treatment, each one of them describes a new feeling of peace and hope that there is the help and they were able to overcome emotional traumas experienced in combat.
Science Measures the Human Energy Field
Energy is a theme that permeates many areas of complementary health care, including Reiki. For historic and emotional reasons, two key words have not been mentionable in polite academic research society: “energy” and “touch.” Hence it is not surprising that Reiki therapy has been neglected by mainstream biomedical science.
This picture is changing rapidly because of exciting research from around the world. The tale of how concepts of “healing energy” have swung from suspicion and ridicule to respectability is one of the most fascinating and clinically significant stories that can be told.
As in many other areas of investigation, what we were absolutely certain about 20 years ago has changed dramatically. For example, in a few decades scientists have gone from a conviction that there is no such thing as an energy field around the human body, to an absolute certainty that it exists. Moreover, we have begun to understand the roles of energy fields in health and disease. Most people are simply not aware of this research and persist in the attitude that there is no logical basis for energy healing.
The main reason for the change in outlook is that sensitive instruments have been developed that can detect the minute energy fields around the human body. Of particular importance is the SQUID magnetometer (1)which is capable of detecting tiny biomagnetic fields associated with physiological activities in the body. (Figure 1) This is the same field that sensitive individuals have been describing for thousands of years, but that scientists have ignored because there was no objective way to measure it.
To summarize the discoveries that have been made, the editors of a new international journal commissioned a review of the concept of “healing energy” (2). While we have been researching this topic for some 15 years, the preparation of an in-depth review led to a thorough reexamination of the subject, with some unexpected conclusions.
For the most part, key discoveries are not being made by scientists studying methods such as Reiki, TT and HT. Instead, traditional scientists, following customary logic and scientific methods, have begun to clarify the roles of various kinds of energy in the healing process. Hence the picture that is emerging has the same scientific foundations that underlie modern clinical medicine. For details, see our published articles (3).
The human energy field.
It has long been known that activities of cells and tissues generate electrical fields that can be detected on the skin surface. But the laws of physics demand that any electrical current generates a corresponding magnetic field in the surrounding space. Since these fields were too tiny to detect, biologists assumed they could have no physiological significance.
This picture began to change in 1963. Gerhard Baule and Richard McFee of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY detected the biomagnetic field projected from the human heart. They used two coils, each with 2 million turns of wire, connected to a sensitive amplifier.
In 1970, David Cohen of MIT, using a SQUID magnetometer, confirmed the heart measurements. By 1972, Cohen had improved the sensitivity of his instrument, enabling him to measure magnetic fields around the head produced by brain activities.
Subsequently, it has been discovered that all tissues and organs produce specific magnetic pulsations, which have come to be known as biomagnetic fields. The traditional electrical recordings, such as the electrocardiogram and electroencephalogram, are now being complemented by biomagnetic recordings, called magnetocardiograms and magnetoencephalograms. For various reasons, mapping the magnetic fields in the space around the body often provides a more accurate indication of physiology and pathology than traditional electrical measurements.
Pathology alters the biomagnetic field
In the 1920’s and 1930’s, a distinguished researcher at Yale University School of Medicine, Harold Saxon Burr, suggested that diseases could be detected in the energy field of the body before physical symptoms appear. Moreover, Burr was convinced that diseases could be prevented by altering the energy field.
These concepts were ahead of their time, but are now being confirmed in medical research laboratories around the world. Scientists are using SQUID instruments to map the ways diseases alter biomagnetic fields around the body. Others are applying pulsating magnetic fields to stimulate healing. Again, sensitive individuals have been describing these phenomena for a long time, but there was no logical explanation of how it could happen.
Projection of energy from the hands of healers.
In the early 1980’s, Dr. John Zimmerman began a series of important studies on therapeutic touch, using a SQUID magnetometer at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Zimmerman discovered that a huge pulsating biomagnetic field emanated from the hands of a TT practitioner. The frequency of the pulsations is not steady, but “sweeps” up and down, from 0.3 to 30 Hz (cycles per second), with most of the activity in the range of 7-8 Hz (Figure 2). The biomagnetic pulsations from the hands are in the same frequency range as brain waves and scientific studies of the frequencies necessary for healing indicate that they naturally sweep back and forth through the full range of therapeutic frequencies, thus being able to stimulate healing in any part of the body.
Confirmation of Zimmerman’s findings came in 1992, when Seto and colleagues, in Japan, studied practitioners of various martial arts and other healing methods. The “Qi emission” from the hands is so strong that they can be detected with a simple magnetometer consisting of two coils, of 80,000 turns of wire. Since then, a number of studies of QiGong practitioners have extended these investigations to the sound, light, and thermal fields emitted by healers. What is particularly interesting is that the pulsation frequency varies from moment to moment. Moreover, medical researchers developing pulsating magnetic field therapies are finding that these same frequencies are effective for ‘ jump starting’ healing in a variety of soft and hard tissues, even in patients unhealed for as long as 40 years. Specific frequencies stimulate the growth of nerves, bones, skin, capillaries, and ligaments. Of course Reiki practitioners and their patients have daily experiences of the healing process being “jump started,” and academic medicine is now beginning to accept this therapy as logical and beneficial because of these new scientific findings. In Figure 2 we have bracketed portions of the signal that correspond to the frequencies used in medical devices that stimulate the healing of particular tissues. Individual differences in energy projection and detection.
To study the projection of energy from the hands of therapists, scientists must first recognize that there are huge individual differences between people. Repeated practice of various techniques can enhance the effect.
There are logical neurophysiological and biophysical explanations for the roles of practice and intention. [Editors note: It would be interesting to use these detection techniques to measure the effect of a Reiki attunement on the strength and frequency of biomagnetic energies coming from the hands and also to measure how theraputic frequencies may change when treating various conditions in the body.]
It is not widely understood that “brain waves” are not confined to the brain, but actually spread throughout the body via the perineural system, the connective tissue sheathes surrounding all of the nerves. Dr. Robert O. Becker has described how this system, more than any other, regulates injury repair processes throughout the body. Hence the entire nervous system acts as an “antenna” for projecting the biomagnetic pulsations that begin in the brain, specifically in the thalamus.
Moreover, waves that begin as relatively weak pulsations in the brain appear to gather strength as they flow along the peripheral nerves and into the hands. The mechanism of this amplification probably involves the perineural system and the other connective tissue systems, such as the fascia that are intimately associated with it.
In this brief summary, I have shown how some of the experiences of energy therapists have a basis in biology and physics. After centuries of neglect, energetic therapies can take their appropriate place in clinical medicine. The great discoveries of biologists and of sensitive bodyworkers are being integrated to give us a deeper understanding of life, disease, and healing. Science cannot take away the ultimate mystery of life, nor can it detract from the spiritual componet of healing. We believe that research on the energy therapies can lead to much a more complete understanding of life, desease, and healing.
(1) SQUID is an acronym for Superconducting Quantum Interference Device.
(2) Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Harcourt Brace & Co., Ltd., Edinburgh.
(3) A list of our articles may be obtained from Nature’s Own Research Association, P.O. Box 5101, Dover, NH 03821, USA, Phone, 603-742-3789, Fax 603-742- 2592,
Jim and Nora Oschman are directors of Nature’s Own Research Association in Dover, New Hampshire. Jim is one of the few academic scientists who has focused on the scientific basis for various complementary or alternative medicines. Jim and Nora have written dozens of articles describing the physiological and biophysical mechanisms involved in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches.