May 31, 2018; by Briana McDonald- Staff Writer, Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (UtopiaSilver.com) When it comes to relief, essential oils can offer us natural powerful pain relief without uncomfortable and unnecessary side affects. These oils have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and will help, along with a proper low-inflammatory diet, keep pain to a minimum. Let’s take a look at specific essential oils for pain and how they can best be utilize. I would say that these essential oils for pain are really essential.
The Very Best Essential Oils for Relieving Pain
Whether your back pain is caused by inflammation, nerve pain, or menstruation, the anti-inflammatory, analgesic (cooling properties) of ginger, wintergreen, and lavender essential oil can provide relief.
Nerve pain can be caused by a variety of issues but are often related to inflammation and swelling. Eucalyptus essential oil is the main oil used to treat nerve pain because it is a potent anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antispasmodic. It is one of the most popular choices for treating sciatica and temporary nerve paralysis. It also helps to improve circulation. (1)
Neck pain is generally caused from straining or sitting for long periods of time. Try using essential oils that create a warming effect to help relieve tension such as chamomile, lavender and frankincense.
Shoulder pain is best treated using a combination therapy of frankincense, lavender and chamomile since they will help to tackle both tension and inflammation. With the soothing aroma of the combined oils it will also create a better mood!
Swelling and inflammation around the knee joint can cause a tremendous amount of pain often times making it challenging to walk. Wintergreen, eucalyptus, rosemary essential oil, and ginger are the best oils for knee pain.
In fact a 2013 study conducted to investigate the “effects of eucalyptus oil inhalation on pain and inflammatory responses after total knee replacement” suggested that, “inhalation of eucalyptus oil was effective in decreasing patient’s pain and blood pressure following TKR.” So if you have knee pain, eucalyptus oil can help you find effective relief. (2)
It’s estimated that heel pain affects more than ten percent of people living in America today. For treating foot pain, the best essential oils are frankincense and wintergreen as they quickly reduce swelling and relieve pain. (3)
Traditionally, lavender oil has been used to treat issues with the liver and kidneys but the therapeutic properties of thyme essential oil has also been shown to reduce symptoms of backache and cramping. As an added bonus, thyme oil also helps to kill off any infections in the body, increase circulation of the blood and balance your hormones! (4)
Again, inflammation and swelling are the number one cause of tendon pain so the best way to treat it with oils is to use frankincense essential oil to help reduce the swelling while wintergreen essential oil will increase blood flow thanks to it’s cooling properties.
The best way to treat hip pain naturally is to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and bring down swelling. A combination of frankincense, wintergreen, and lavender essential oils will be able to help naturally support this process.
Leg pain can be caused by growing pains or even overuse. Rosemary essential oil can help to reduce swelling and create a warming sensation while wintergreen essential oil will increase blood flow to the area.
Pain felt deep down in our bones is also caused by inflammation. The best oils for body aches and bone pain will be frankincense, wintergreen and eucalyptus. Frankincense oil is also used for other healing benefits such as relieving chronic stress and anxiety and boosting the immune system. (5)
Briana MacDonald- Natural Health Writer
Briana McDonald-natural health writer is a Staff Writer of the Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (Utopia Silver Supplements). She does website ad designing for the company as well as free-lance health article writing.