Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia

Aromatic oils have been in use almost a thousand years to: fight pain relieve stress, care for the skin, alleviate fatigue and invigorate the total body. Nowadays, essential oils for fibromyalgia offer a smorgasbord of natural healing options.

The practice of using fragrant oils extracted from plants, roots, leaves and bark was not coined aromatherapy until the latter 1920s. Yet ancient Egypt used aromatic oils for bathing, massage, medicine and embalming deceased individuals. Now that more and more people are co-partnering in healthcare with their doctors, aromatherapy is enjoying a rise in popularity.

Essential oils for fibromyalgiaMainstream medicine has yet to find a definitive cause or permanent cure for fibromyalgia. Symptom management is about as good as it gets. Alternative practitioners recommend massaging with essential oils for fibromyalgia to attain relaxation, restful sleep and manage pain.

Scents act like drugs to our brain. For instance, lavender is beneficial in increasing alpha waves, which promote relaxation, making inhalation of essential oils an auspicious therapy for fibromyalgia flare ups.

Be mindful, aromatics are highly concentrated. Add about 10-15 drops essential oil to approximately an ounce of carrier oil aka base oil. Sweet almond oil, olive oil or grape seed oil are some of the popular carrier oils.

Always dilute aromatic oils when using directly on the skin, such as for a massage. Essential oils are also effective when added to bath water, several drops are put on a scent ring or used in a diffuser.

If you have a hideous headache or experience fibromyalgia flare ups, just inhale a whiff of oil straight from the bottle. Results will kick in immediately.

Benefits of Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia:

Chamomile OilFibromyalgia Care Tincture, Cat's Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa) Inner Bark, Bromelain (Ananas Comosus) Powder, Rhodiola (Rhodiola Rosea) Root Liquid Extract 2x2 ozYou may know this herb as “sleepy time tea”.  When chamomile is used in its essential oil form, it is especially effective in battling insomnia. It also works as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.

Peppermint OilIf you’re a sleepyhead in the mornings, peppermint oil is a terrific mental stimulant. Do you get fibromyalgia-related headaches? Put a drop of peppermint oil in unscented lotion and rub underneath your nose.

Rosemary Oil Fibromyalgia flare up? Energy low? Depressed? Get reinvigorated with rosemary oil. Good headache remedy.

Lavender OilAdd lavender oil to your bath water and take a soothing soak when you’re experiencing muscle and/or joint pain.  Also, beneficial in easing stress and promoting restful sleep.

Ginger OilPeople trust ginger oil due to its analgesic and antinociceptive effects on fibromyalgia.  It also contains properties that reduce muscle pain.

Sweet Marjoram Oil contains sedative components. Great stress reliever. Use in bath to wash muscle tension away.

Jasmine Oil is a flower essence that aids in relaxation and restful sleep.

Eucalyptus Oil – Natural Anti-inflammatory properties reduce inflamed joints. Immune system booster.

Bottom Line for Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia

Before using essential oils for fibromyalgia, gather information about which oil to use for what symptom. While aromatherapy is generally safe for home use, there are a few precautions and potential side effects. So, it’s a good idea to consult with an aromatherapist in the beginning.

 

 



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