Essential oils can be very beneficial for both health and beauty, they can even be used for the home and garden, however, their action to reduce pain is very noticeable, so some oils are mentioned in this article essentials that you can use for the relief of chronic pain.

Chronic pain can be the result of a number of reasons, such as sports injuries, which can cause muscle aches, spasms, and inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatism that can cause joint pain, or even poor posture that can cause chronic joint pain. back.

The pain can also come as a headache or migraine, and even PMS can cause abdominal pain. Likewise, people with fibromyalgia experience pain in a way that no one else can really understand. As you can see, acute or chronic pain can make our daily lives very difficult, uncomfortable, or even debilitating .

Benefits of essential oils for chronic pain

There are many essential oils for chronic pain relief, and people who use them seem to heal faster than others . Some essential oils have analgesic properties, which means that they have been shown to relieve or reduce pain, as well as to have anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-rheumatic properties.

This article covers the most common essential oils for chronic pain relief . This list is not conclusive as there are many more oils that can help relieve acute and chronic pain, but the following are the best known. How to use these essential oils for pain relief is explained at the end of the article.

1. Chamomile

It is well known for its effective anti-inflammatory properties. Helps relieve muscle pain and spasms, back pain , headaches, and pain caused by PMS .

2. Marjoram

It has sedative properties. Helps relieve muscle pain and spasms, stiffness, rheumatism, osteoarthritis and migraine.

3. Lavender

This is probably the most famous essential oil for pain relief and relaxation. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and sedative properties and helps relieve muscle tension and spasms, joint pain, and headaches. Lavender is also one of my top 5 essential oils for allergy relief.

4. Eucalyptus

It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Good for muscle pain and nerve pain. Use in small amounts.

5. Mint

Good for muscle and joint pain, headache, and nerve pain.

6. Rosemary

It has analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Good for relief from pain, muscle aches and headaches and back joints.

7. Thyme

Antispasmodic, good for joint and muscle pain as well as back pain, thyme is an effective remedy to treat joint pain very effectively .

8. Clary sage

It has calming and relaxing properties, as well as antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. Helps relieve muscle tension, spasms and pain from PMS. Use in small amounts.

9. Sandalwood

Sandalwood relieves muscle spasms . One of the most important uses of sandalwood is to sedate the nervous system, thereby helping to reduce nerve pain.

10. Juniper

Juniper has antispasmodic properties. Relieves nerve pain, muscle aches and spasms, and joint ailments.

11. Ginger

It can help relieve back pain and improve mobility. It can be used to treat arthritic and rheumatic pain, muscle pain, and sprains.

12. Incense

It has anti-inflammatory properties and also acts as a mild sedative. It is also used for stress relief and pain relief.

13. Yarrow

A powerful restorative pain reliever and pain reliever with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Good for muscle and joint aches and pains.

14. Wintergreen

This is not a well-known essential oil , but it is very effective for treating painful conditions such as headaches, nerve pain, arthritis, and menstrual cramps. This essential oil is created by steam distillation of the leaves, and contains a very high percentage of methyl salicylate. This oil has analgesic properties similar to aspirin (salicylate is the main component of aspirin).

15. Vetiver

Not well known in the West, vetiver has been used in Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. The essential oil of vetiver , is extracted from the root of a herb known as vetiveria zizanoides that belongs to the same botanical family as lemongrass (lemon grass) and citronella. Brings relief from pain and general discomfort, especially for rheumatism, arthritis, and muscle pain and headaches.

16. Helichrysum (Shepherd’s Chamomile or Always alive from the mountain)

This essential oil is very expensive and valued for its pain reliving properties. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Helps relieve arthritis pain and supports the nervous system. The pain relief reported by most users happens almost instantly – certainly within minutes of application.

How to use essential oils for pain relief?

Although any of these oils can be used individually, it is also beneficial to mix up to three oils together. Do not apply essential oils directly to the skin, but dilute them first with a carrier oil such as olive oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, etc.

For the headache

Mix 4-6 drops of essential oil with a tablespoon of a carrier oil and apply a small amount of the mixture on the temples and massage gently. Make sure to keep it out of your eyes. The headache can also be relieved by the smell of the oil: sprinkle a few drops of oil on a cloth or tissue, or use an aromatherapy diffuser or vaporizer.

Soak bath

Good for calming sore and tired muscles, relieves arthritis and rheumatism. Put a few drops of essential oil in a hot bath (you can also add 2-3 cups of Epsom salts to enhance the effect). It is a good idea to mix the essential oil drops in a small amount of carrier oil and then add to the bath.

Massage oil

About 10 drops of essential oil are used for every 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage this essential oil blend anywhere on the body where the muscles are sore.

Hot or cold compress

According to the webmd website there is some evidence that heat can help decrease lower back pain. Although there is little evidence that cold helps, some people find that heat or cold helps: apply heat, such as hot compresses, for 15-20 minutes at a time.

Ice and cold compresses can relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation from injuries and other conditions such as arthritis. You may also want to test the switch between hot and cold. Use heat for 15-20 minutes, then a couple of hours later use ice for 10-15 minutes.

To make hot compresses

drink a pint of hot water, as hot as you can comfortably tolerate, and add about 4 drops of your chosen essential oil to it. Next, place a small towel on top of the water and let it soak. Next, squeeze out the excess water and place it on the painful area.

A cold pack is made exactly the same as the hot pack, but ice or chilled water is used in place of the hot water, and the pack is replaced when it has been warmed to body temperature.

Important note- some essential oils are not suitable for pregnant women or people with certain medical conditions. Consult with your doctor before using them.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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