Written By: Bethaney Wallace
Whether a small tingling or an ongoing, deep pain, feeling down in the back can be miserable. Chronic, unstoppable, and recurring from a once-injury, these lifetime events make it hard to enjoy day-to-day activities. Generally caused by a pulled muscle or significant injury, back pain is simply one of those instances that won’t go away. While some may be luckier than others at finding treatments that work, many are just finding ways to manage their pain on a daily basis.
One growing trend in the way of pain management is the use of essential oils. Natural, healthy, and only limited to what your nose can handle, these oils offer an easy, effective way for users to treat their pain. Incorporating points of pressure – through self treatment, massage, or acupuncture – may also help prolong the oils’ effects. However, whatever oil treatment you choose, it’s important to remember this method can be used alongside other options. Though you should always check with your doctor first, this natural pain cure is safe to use, and can be paired with various other methods to help get the most out of your pain management routine.
Essential oils, and other areas of aromatherapy (candles, lotions, potpourris, etc.) also allows you to feel calm and relaxed – which can offer healing power in its own right. Just by choosing scents that feel most soothing to you, you can relax and help reduce pain in your own home.
But that doesn’t mean the oils don’t have something to do with it. Pair your symptoms with these different scents to find the best healing combination. You can even consider mixing complimenting scents to gain twice the healing power in a single dose of oils.
For a DIY massage recipe, combine 1 tablespoon sweet oil, 4 drops wintergreen, 4 drops cardamom and 4 drops ginger oil. Mix thoroughly and keep in a sealed container. This mixture will help soothe and ease pain while applying gentle pressure to the injured area. [Natural News]
From small aches to everyday pains, essential oils can offer a great deal of relief. But best of all, they allow you to ease pressure without the addition of harsh chemicals or dangerous medicines that may host side effects.
Give essential oils a try to ease your ongoing back tension in a natural, healthy environment.