Essentials Oils Can Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
The use of essential oils may seem old school and unimportant with today’s modern advancements in the medical world, but they are more important than ever. Modern medical advancements often mean modern medicines. Modern medicines have their place and can be very beneficial in the relief of intense pains common with fibromyalgia; however modern medicines if used on a chronic basis could bring about severe complications some of which are life threatening. Essential oils offer no threat to personal health but can produce noticeable changes not only in pain levels but in mood swings as well.
Essential oils are beneficial for many different reasons such as:
- They can relieve the pain of fibromyalgia – The pain relief people experience is repeatedly noticeable and swift. This in itself is a most wonderful thing because pain can be taken care of naturally, decreasing the risk of the unwanted side effects as well as reducing the possibility of addiction to painkillers.
- Oils can have an obvious effect on one’s psychological and emotional state. Oils have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, therefore positively affecting the mind. Oils have the potential to:
- Can relieve many of the neuropsychiatric and emotional problems associated to this condition
- Aromatherapy is becoming more and more popular because of the effects that aromatherapy appears to have on pain sensation and mood. Aromatherapy is administered in different ways, which can include:
- Inhalation: direct as well as indirect, and dilution:
- massage oils
- water sprays
- bath salts
- Relieve anxiety
- Improve sleep
- Increase concentration
- Relieve depression.
Which Aromatherapy Do You need?
The great thing about aromatherapy is the wide variety of oils to help specified needs, concerns or issues. Not every fibromyalgia sufferer endures the same types of pain, therefore specified treatment is needed to bring about the desired amount of relief and the following list should prove to be helpful:
- Pain Relief: spike lavender, sweet marjoram, lavender, Roman and German chamomile, clary sage, lemongrass, helichrysum, and peppermint Side note: Spike lavender along with peppermint and helichrysum together has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Stress / Anxiety: frankincense, sweet orange, bergamot, grapefruit, ylang ylang, sandalwood, neroli, mandarin, lavender, rose geranium, tangerine, jasmine
- Sleep Improvement: lavender, neroli, jasmine, marjoram, Roman chamomile
- Headaches: peppermint, marjoram, Roman chamomile, lavender (a peppermint stick that you can buy at a drug store also works exceptionally well when rubbed on your temples for headaches)
- Increased circulation: rosemary, ginger, black pepper, peppermint, lemongrass, rose geranium
- Increase energy: lemon, grapefruit, geranium
- Relaxation: lavender, chamomile, jasmine
- To ease sore joints and muscles: black pepper, eucalyptus, peppermint, juniper