Castor Oil Packs for Reduced Scar Tissue

Mara Landis

Blogger, Mother, Founder of Nutmeg Aspirin, Advocate & "Guinea Pig" for feeling-getting-being-better. Mara is a NY State Safe & Healthy Foods Advisory Council Member, an Advisor to Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, and is currently involved in The Vitality Project at Brown University--a research study looking at the effects of Qi Gong on cancer patients post chemo and radiation as well as supporting efforts to bring mindfulness to doctors in training and the students at large. Mara is a perpetual student of all aspects of holistic living and passionate about helping others to "feel, get and be better."

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How It Works

Apply castor oil to area afflicted by scar tissue.

Apply a heat pack on the same area for 20-25 minutes.

Utilize self-massage for 5-10 minutes following the heat treatment to work on breaking up the scar tissue.

What You’ll Need

  • Castor Oil
  • Heat Pack

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Story

Ever had a tear that resulted in scar tissue? I tore my MCL when I was 15; as a competitive basketball player and teenager, I had little time and almost no resources to rehab it properly. Fast forward to my 20s and I was progressively losing mobility and range of motion in that knee. After seeing...chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and anyone else I thought could help reduce the knee pain, I finally became frustrated and gave up....

 

Until not long ago, I met a massage therapist that specializes in injury rehabilitation. As soon as she felt my knee, she alerted me to the massive scar tissue where I had once torn the MCL. She did some intense release work on the tissue and advised me to start using castor oil packs and self-massage to keep breaking it up.

 

Though I've not been doing the castor oil packs for an extended amount of time, I can feel a major improvement in my mobility as well as a reduction in pain! Yeah!

What do you think?

Mara Landis

Blogger, Mother, Founder of Nutmeg Aspirin, Advocate & "Guinea Pig" for feeling-getting-being-better. Mara is a NY State Safe & Healthy Foods Advisory Council Member, an Advisor to Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, and is currently involved in The Vitality Project at Brown University--a research study looking at the effects of Qi Gong on cancer patients post chemo and radiation as well as supporting efforts to bring mindfulness to doctors in training and the students at large. Mara is a perpetual student of all aspects of holistic living and passionate about helping others to "feel, get and be better."

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Mara Landis
By Mara Landis
1295 - Community Leader
1 year ago

My acupuncturist/herbalist similarly recommended this remedy for my husband and it really helped!

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