DISEASE MANAGEMENT: Essential oils to relieve pain

Essential oils can be a huge help in pain relief. Many of us don’t want to rely on pills for pain management, and little other help is available, save a few salves and other topical applicants. You’ll notice many of the same essential oils are used to mitigate pain. I buy these in the bigger sizes, usually 4oz. Let’s begin!

There are three ways to use essential oils. The first is topical, whether diluted with a carrier oil or not (depending on the oil), applied directly to the affected area. The second, aromatic, consists of putting a couple of drops of the oil(s) in water in a diffuser. The third, which is probably the most difficult, is internal. You can buy empty veggie caps and fill them with a combination of carrier oils and essential oils. Most of these I would recommend applying topically for the best chance of relief.

Back pain:
Ginger
Wintergreen
Lavender

Nerve pain:
Eucalyptus

Neck pain:
Chamomile
Lavender
Frankincense

Shoulder pain:
Chamomile
Lavender
Frankincense

Knee pain:
Wintergreen
Rosemary
Ginger
Frankincense

TMJ pain:
Wintergreen
Lavender

Foot pain:
Frankincense
Wintergreen

Kidney pain:
Lavender
Thyme

Tendon pain:
Frankincense
Wintergreen

Hip pain:
Frankincense
Wintergreen
Lavender

Leg pain:
Rosemary
Wintergreen

Bone pain:
Frankincense
Wintergreen
Eucalyptus

 

I hope this gives you a good jumping off point for using essential oils in your everyday life to ease your pain. As you can see, only a few are needed for a variety of applications. I think oftentimes people think a ton of money must be spent on essential oils, but that’s not the case at all. I urge you to try these.

 

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