I am not sure whether the following story has a near relative in the Cayce data or if it was simply an adaptation of a specific therapy treatment. The story comes from Esther Spearrin, who has attended A.R.E. conferences at Seabeck (near Seattle) for many years:
“I had my knee operated on after an injury and, because a piece of the bone was broken right at the knee joint, surgery was done to ‘hold the piece from falling into the knee joint.’ According to my orthopedic doctor, I had one bolt, two pins and wires inserted into my leg just at the knee joint or just above the knee joint to hold these together while they healed. They healed well and there was no trouble until I came to Seabeck in 1974. Then I noticed that the knee began hurting so that I could not walk upstairs without pain. I had debated before about buying a gallon of castor oil to use in packs, etc. Now I had to do so. After purchasing the oil I applied a cloth saturated with the castor oil over my knee, put plastic over that, and then a dry cloth wrapped around the knee to keep it in place overnight. I did this just a couple of times, and the rest of the week at Seabeck I had no trouble. Even now, after several years, no more difficulty has been experienced with the injury of the knee.”
[† March, 1980, Volume 15, No. 2, page 49, Copyright © 1980 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]
“I have been using the castor oil packs on a knee which really helps. I was in a bicycle accident a year ago and it helped the recovery of these injuries a great deal.” – G.J.
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“I have had three knee operations, none to replace a knee, but to correct torn liganments (ACL) and meniscus. Each time the recovery has been tough and had taken months of therapy. Even though I have kept up with strength and stretching exercises, including yoga, I still experience pain and fatigue in my knees. I have found that placing a Castor Oil Pack around the knee, surrounded by the heating pad, then kept in place by an elastic medical wrap, does more help than any pain relief pill. I will keep these packs on for at least an hour, and I can sleep in this – with or without a heating pad – and my knee feels strong and supple the next day. I highly recommend this to anyone that mentions knee pain. I consider my legs very important these days, and treat them as such – I think they are stronger than ever and will continue to use Castor Oil Packs to keep them this way.” – Case #338700, L.N, PA
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