Nowadays, you don’t need to get old to experience any sort of pain in your body. Even youngsters complain of body aches, headaches aching muscles or joint pain. Many use allopathy medicines to relieve themselves from these pains. But using these medications all the time may bring about certain side effects in your body. Long time back, people used to use medicines which had essential oils in them. Those medicines treated all types of health problems and were effective also. How? Well, see my explanation. Sites like lifehack.org have done a thorough research on essential oils.
In some cases of chronic pain like arthritis and sciatica, are managed by using essential oils. These oils not only ease the pain but even cure at least some of the symptoms which caused the pain and make the oils even more special. For example, when peppermint essential oil is used on a person with aching muscles, the oil not only relieves the pain but also improves the blood circulation to the affected area which reduces the inflammation due to which the pain was caused. Similarly, lavender essential oils which are usually used for treating neck pain and headaches can also be used to reduce anxiety and stress which may be the main problem for causing headache or neck pain.
Apart from peppermint and lavender essential oils, there are also other types of essential oils that are used for particular conditions.
Different essential oils have analgesic properties which are accompanied by one or more favorable actions like:
1. Antirheumatic – It gives comfort for those who have chronic rheumatic pain and for those who suffer stiffness of the joints.
2. Anesthetic – A feeling of numbness is felt in the affected area which reduces the pain while the healing takes place.
3. Anti- inflammatory- It reduces inflammation and swelling which are associated with a muscle injury and joint pain.
4. Carminative – It lessens stomach aches and cramps by reducing gas formation in the gastrointestinal tract.
5. Antidepressant – It not only helps in treating depression but also other related condition which includes a migraine, neuropathic pain, and chronic pain.
Many aches and pains are caused due to lack of sleep and mental stress which proves that the body and the mind are interconnected to each other. When you have a back ache or a headache or any other sort of pain, it affects your mood very badly and makes you irritable, and you may feel depressed, stressed that might cause you physical pain.
As said earlier, there are various essential oils available for relieving pain. Some of them are listed below.
· Chamomile Essential Oil
This essential oil has analgesic properties and is used for treating headaches and also muscle and joint pain. This oil also has a carminative effect which can relieve pain in the abdomen which is caused due to gas.
· Eucalyptus Essential Oil
This strong smelling oil is extracted from the leaves and bark of the eucalyptus tree. This oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help in relieving muscle injuries and sinus congestion. Before applying it on the skin, you need to dilute it with coconut oil as it is a very strong oil.
· Rosemary Essential Oil
This oil is well known as an appetite stimulant and memory enhancer. It is extracted from the Rosmarinus officinalis shrub. It also has both anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Rheumatism can be treated by using this oil.