Suffering from Chronic Pain? It's Time to Give Natural Oils a Chance!
Jun 14, 2019 14:16
Who can say they've never suffered from body pains? Or stiff back? Neck? Muscles? Aching joints?
Probably no one.
Because today's life is fast-paced and the convenience of technology has brought with it numerous complications.
It is a fact thatthe advancement of science has revolutionized the world. But with that, comes its negative effects too. While no one will oppose that science has improved our lives, it's side-effects can also not be denied.And the primary target for these negative effects? Our bodies. Human body, now, has several more diseases and disorders than it did a few hundred years back.
These complications range from mild to severe. And almost everyone talks about the fatal consequences of the convenient and lazy life-style, but rarely people discuss the mild problems, which, although not life-threatening, can make your life significantly painful. On top of the list is chronic pain. More and more people are suffering from various kinds of chronic pain, with no cure in site.
The Common Treatment for Pains – OTC Drugs
Be it muscle pain, joint inflammation, stiff neck, headaches or migraines, over the counter drugs are sold as magical cure-all medicines that provide instant pain relief.
But do they really do that?
In short, yeah.
But there's a catch. Painkillers only mask the symptoms without treating the root of the problem. You can keep taking painkillers all your life and still suffer from pain the next day. Not to mention, that long-term use of over the counter drugs can lead to addiction. Sure, they are sold without prescription because they are safe but there is enough evidence to support the claim that OTC drugs are addictive, if abused.
So, what can a person do in this situation? Keep living with body pain? No. I'd say it's about time people start giving a chance to natural oils as a treatment for pain relief.
And no, this is no housewife tale or mythical remedy that people from ancient times used. Considerable research has been done to prove the therapeutic effects of natural oils, with favorable results. Therefore, we can say that natural oils do alleviate pain, without any side-effects. So, here are five oils to try the next time you suffer from body pain.
Eucalyptus is well-known for his many beneficial properties and according to the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, it can relieve pain. It can also be used against muscle inflammation. You can massage eucalyptus oil directly onto the effected areafor immediate result.
Peppermint oil is essentially used for cooking food but you can also find it in pharmacies, in the form of medicine. Massaging peppermint oil on the temples and foreheadalleviates headaches and migraines. It also reduces the chance of future headaches as well. Peppermint oil is also beneficial for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal pain.
Extracted from the Cannabis plant, cannabidiol oil has wrongfully become notorious for being psychoactive, like marijuana. However, cannabidiol oil does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is responsible for creating ‘high’ in marijuana. Commercially produced medicines are available in the market that contains CBD oil for pain relief. You can either ingest them orally or massage aching muscles.
Rosemary oil has been used in aromatherapy for centuries. It's therapeutic effects are evident. It is primarily known forhaving analgesic properties and reducing body pain. It is quite effective against aching joints and stiff muscles.
For people suffering from anxiety and sleep disorders, lavender oil is best. It also has analgesic properties and helps in relieving pain. Massaging the oil is the most optimum way to treat the pain but you can also use it during aromatherapy.
Natural oils, undoubtedly, help relieve various kinds of body pains but it is recommended to consult with your doctor before using any oil in replacement of your current treatment.
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