I started using clay packs therapeutically about 10 years ago. I have used LL’s Magnetic (Eoviromedica) Clay special formulas, plain Sodium Bentonite and Calcium Bentonite Clay. Since using Turpentine / Pine Oil Therapeutically I am finding these packs are much more effective. How? I pack my abdomen with clay. I then cover the pack with plastic wrap that I get from the Health Food Store. The clay becomes very hot after awhile and my symptoms begin to lessen. What really works well to cover the clay are the thin green bags from Whole Foods. I cut the bottom out of and then slice in half. The bag opens to open large open sheet. These bags adhere well and stay on while I am doing things around the house, sleeping, etcetera. I may use one or two pieces of Scotch Tape to help keep in place.
Clay is messy, but it is worth it. I would rather deal with clay than the mess of Castor Oil, which I also use at different times. Castor Oil is an amazing healing agent but extremely viscous. It is almost impossible to get out of most any fabric, especially anything synthetic. Sometimes Castor Oil packs, or slathering it on for periods of time is extremely helpful for. They have different effects.
I do find that Clay Packs – along with the Turpentine Therapy – has helped me diminish some of my symptoms that are obviously hot in nature. Inflamed conditions stem from the gut and manifest hroughout the body.
Clay alone for me has not been a panacea. Not any one thing is, but it has been an essential component in healing. Jennifer Daniels, MD has been a knowledgeable rock in directing me on the use of clay for absorption of toxins. Again, I have been using clay packs on my head, gut, full body. I have taken foot baths and full baths with LL’s Magnetic Clay (now EnviroMedica) for a good number of years. I am way beyond certain that without the proper use of Turpentine (and other ingredients) I would have had a reduction of inflammation when using clay. In the past clay has been helpful in the short term. I am certain that without the use of Turpentine-Pine Oil, the deeper effects of clay would not have been found. For someone else it may not be Turpentine – Pine Oil, but another strong Anti-bacterial / Anti – parasitic agent.
Pasts posts at this blog site document my journey way, way before Unique Healing, Kalcker Protocol and now with Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD. Turpentine – Pine Oil may not be for you, but finding what works is essential. Clay is a time tested absorbent of toxins and worth the time and effort.
Here is a list of some clay sources that I have found of good quality:
Aztec Healing Clay – I and others I know have used this clay internally, even though they say on the label not to. Easy to find here in the USA.
Best Bentonite – low price and have used externally.
LL’s Magnetic Clay-EnviroMedica– excellent products and very helpful staff.
Eyton’s Earth – Clay Disciples on Facebook – Jason, the owner, sells a trustworthy array of clays that he backs up with great knowledge.