You may have heard about caster oil packs to enhance fertility and decrease painful or congested menstrual symptoms. If you have symptoms such as painful periods, clotted menstrual fluid, PCOS, or endometriosis, caster oil packs are an easy tool you can do at home to help circulation, lymphatic cleansing, and reduce inflammation in the reproductive organs. This is a commonly recommended therapy by many different natural health professionals, including Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapists, Licensed Acupuncturists, Naturopaths, and Ayurvedic practitioners.
The packs are made by soaking a piece of flannel or a washcloth in caster oil, placing it on the skin over the uterus, and applying a hot water bottle over the cloth for 30 minutes. This is a perfect time to enjoy your favorite show, read a book, relax, or meditate. If you are trying to conceive only use a caster oil pack between the end of the period and before ovulation. Do not use a caster oil pack after ovulation. If you are not trying to conceive you can use a caster oil pack after ovulation. Avoid caster oil packs during your period, over broken skin, or if you have high blood pressure.
I often recommend my clients also see an Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapist in conjunction with acupuncture. You can find a certified practitioner at https://arvigotherapy.com/arvigo-practitioners/