Aromatherapy for Pain Management

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Life is pain, highness; anyone who says differently is selling something

Wintergreen

It contains 90% methyl salicylate, which is found in aspirin. It was used to treat pain before chemical-based pain relievers were invented in the early 1900’s. It is known to produce cortisone-like effects that can help alleviate of pain quickly.

Chamomile

It has been used to treat arthritis, lower back pain and post-op pain. Studies have shown that it can relax cancer patients and reduce their level of pain.

Peppermint

It is used to relieve cluster headaches and migraines. Applied topically, peppermint essential oil has a cooling and soothing effect. It can also be energizing.

Lavender

It is very calming and promotes restful sleep. It is also a great addition to massage oil because it relaxes the muscles and the mind.

Citrus

This one is invigorating and can improve focus and alertness. It also opens up the sinuses.

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6 comments

  1. The Marriage Muse · March 11, 2018

    I use essential oils all the time! Great post

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  3. ReginaMary · March 14, 2018

    Everyone of those items has provided me relief at some point in my life! Are you familiar with a product called Tiger Balm liniment? That has been beneficial to me. Be well!

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  4. Vyvian Chacon · March 15, 2018

    Hi, thanks for the information. My mom suffers from severe headaches, so I’ll definitely tell her about peppermint.

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    • askagimp · March 15, 2018

      I hope it helps her. Headaches are the worst !

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      • Vyvian Chacon · March 15, 2018

        Yes, they are. She gets headaches every day.

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