September 24, 2009

Aromatherapy for Arthritis

According to the trusted medical website, WebMD, there are over 100 different types of arthritis. In the United States alone, it is estimated that around 70 million people suffer from arthritis. The exact cause it unknown; it may be due to genetics, workplace conditions, age, or weight. Since there is no cure, the goal of treatment is to treat the pain; make the pain manageable. While most arthritis sufferers opt for a bottle of over-the-counter pain medication, you may want to try a different approach. You may want to try aromatherapy for arthritis.

While aromatherapy is just one of the many arthritis treatment options you have, it is one of the best to try. Costs are low and side effects are minimal. Aromatherapy is a holistic approach that involves scents derived from plants; it is all-natural.

Honestly, the only thing you need to worry about is an allergic reaction and this should not be a problem as you should be well-familiar with your allergies. What does this mean? It means that all men and women, both young and old, should give aromatherapy for arthritis a try.

In terms of managing the pain associated with arthritis, aromatherapy blends are typically made from pure essential oils. More recently, hydrosols and phytols have been used too. Some of the best oils used for treating arthritis pain and discomfort include lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, camphor, and camomile.

If this is your first time using aromatherapy for arthritis, it is important to know that these oils are all-natural and strong. You cannot and should not apply them directly to your skin. You must create a diluted mixture first. Your mixture should be composed of 97% of a base material and 3% of essential oils. As for that base, you can use a wide range of items including lotions, creams, water, and vegetable oil. A strong mixture or applying the oils directly to the skin will not reduce pain more or quicker; in fact, it poses a safety risk.

So what should you do with these aromatherapy oils once properly diluted? Apply to the affected area; this is the area in which you feel pain. You can also gently rub the oils onto your body’s pulse points. The oils enter the bloodstream once they are absorbed by the skin and pain relief will be on its way!

In short, if you suffer from the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis, you don’t have to suffer any longer. Aromatherapy for arthritis is not only affordable, but easy to set in motion. Most importantly, it is a safe and all-natural treatment option that comes with little to no side effects

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  1. Great info. I wish more people knew aromatherapy is for more than perfumes and can actually cure illness.

  2. Aromatherapy using essential oils is a great natural way to treat arthritis pain. I've helped so many people over the years with essential oils, people who weren't having any luck with Western medical treatments.

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