Essential Oils For Fibromyalgia

March 17th, 2007

Fibromyalgia is a complex and baffling health condition that is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 5 million Americans are suffering from this condition. Because conventional medicine has very few effective options to offer at this point, people with this condition are often branded as hypochondriacs and told that their problem is in their head.

Many people with fibromyalgia experience severe and debilitating pain that tends to move around the body. In addition, people with this condition often exhibit neurological problems that can manifest as Memory Loss, difficulty concentrating, Anxiety, and Depression. Since this condition has a neurological component, it is very convenient for these people�s symptoms to be discounted as signs of neurosis.

This condition is very real and it is horribly disabling and debilitating to those experiencing symptoms. The lack of medical support, family support, and social support can be incredibly isolating for people with this condition. This can heighten the suffering of those who are already in deep physical and mental pain.

There is a building body of research that is pointing to the likelihood that fibromyalgia is not an �auto-immune� disorder, but is instead caused by a number of different infectious pathogens. Some of the pathogens that may cause the symptoms of fibromyalgia are mycoplasmas and a variety of emerging bacteria that are carried by insects. These pathogens are not easily detected because they tend to reside inside our cells instead of in the bloodstream. Special testing methods are required to detect the specific pathogen that may be triggering symptoms for a person with fibromyalgia.

It also appears that the severity of symptoms a person has may be related to the number of different pathogens that the person has. A person can experience pain and other symptoms that are very resistant to conventional methods of treatment, because the pain can persist as long as the pathogenic load is not reduced. Simply suppressing symptoms such as pain does not work very well or work for very long for people with this condition.

One very effective way to manage fibromyalgia is through the use of Essential Oils. Essential Oils can help people with fibromyalgia in a number of different ways. First of all, they can relieve the pain of fibro. The pain relief people experience is frequently marked and rapid, even when the pain does not respond to heavy duty steroids or opiates. This in itself is a wonderful thing because pain can be addressed naturally, reducing the risk of unwanted side effects and reducing the risk of addiction to painkillers.

Another benefit of using Essential Oils is that the oils can have a marked effect on one�s psychological and emotional state. This is partly due to the fact that the molecules that compose the oils have the capacity to cross the blood-brain barrier, and positively effect the mind. The effects of the oils can range from relieving Anxiety and improving sleep, to increasing Concentration and relieving Depression. The use of Essential Oils can relieve many of the neuropsychiatric and emotional problems related to this condition that are most disconcerting to the patient and to the people surrounding her or him.

The Essential Oils are also very effective at improving the Immune System response. This improves the body�s ability to fight of any infectious processes that have taken a hold.

Many Essential Oils are also antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral, and are active against mycoplasmas. The oils directly kill the pathogens that may be disrupting the person�s health and well-being. People with fibromyalgia often respond to treatment with Essential Oils very rapidly because the oils rapidly reduce the pathogenic load that is present in the body. Each Essential Oil is often active against a broad spectrum of pathogens, and when these oils are used in combination with each other, their ability to deal with a wide range of bacteria, fungi, and viruses is enhanced.

Essential Oil therapy can result in increased energy, significant pain reduction, improved Concentration, better memory, increased metabolism, better sleep, reduced Anxiety, reduced Depression, better range of motion, improved blood Circulation, and a significantly better quality of life.

Because the pathogens that may be responsible for fibromyalgia are often quite resistant to treatment, the Essential Oils need to be used at a higher Concentration than in traditional aromatherapy. Some of the oils that I have seen people respond well to include Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lemon, and Lavender.

People with fibromyalgia often shy away from aromatherapy as an option because many of them are chemically sensitive and have strong reactions to fragrances. The Essential Oils are natural plant extracts that bear no resemblance to toxic chemical perfumes. When people with fibromyalgia have a temporary increase in symptoms, such as headache, when exposed to an Essential Oil, it is a Detoxification response and a healing crisis response, not a result of chemical sensitivity. The difference is that the person may feel discomfort temporarily, but after that they feel a significant improvement. On the other hand, when the person is exposed to a synthetic chemical fragrance, the person will spiral downward, because the chemical has increased, not decreased, the toxic load in the body.

Essential Oils are potent multifaceted natural medicinals that are incredibly beneficial when addressing the complexity and diversity of symptoms that people with fibromyalgia experience. These powerful substances may offer hope to people who may have been hopeless in the face of their baffling and cunning illness, if they are open to a natural alternative.

About the author

Dr. Farah Khan is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is recovering from Lyme Disease, which can be an underlying cause of Fibromyalgia, and is now utilizing the therapies she used to heal herself to help others. She offers Fibromyalgesic, an external Essential Oil formula, and a number of Chinese herbal Supplements for Fibromyalgia, at her web site, http://www.yinessence.com

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Homemade Nasal Inhaler for Sinus Congestion

March 17th, 2007

Place the salt in a small vial (glass is best) with a tight lid and add oil. The salt will absorb the oil and provide a convenient way to carry the oil without danger of spilling it.

Open the vial and inhale deeply, as needed. This same technique can be used with any Essential Oil.

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Apricot and Lemon Lip Balm

March 17th, 2007

Melt the Beeswax. Add the Apricot and Calendula oils, stirring constantly. Remove from heat while stirring, and when partly cooled, add the Essential Oil. Store in a small pot.

Note: “Using tablespoons, this makes 4 Balm jars.” “There are places you can buy empty plastic or glass lip Balm jars and I’m sure there are some on the Internet. I have used a clean, empty soup can for the mixing. Be careful that your heat source isn’t too hot. …”

from The Complete Book of Herbs by Lesley Bremness.

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Athlete’s Foot Care

March 17th, 2007

Mix all oils together. Dip a cotton ball into oil and apply between and around nails.

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Cinnamon Leaf Spray

March 17th, 2007

I personally use the following mixture to clean my toilet, bathtub, countertops and floor.

Combine the Essential Oils with Sunshine Concentrate in a trigger spray bottle. Spray on and wipe surface dry.

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Rosemary, Lavender, Sage Foot Cream

March 17th, 2007

This formula is perfect for dry skin on feet. Rub it in well after a softening foot bath. Use Beeswax granules as they dissolve much faster than solid blocks of Beeswax which have to be grated to melt quickly.

Melt the Beeswax and cocoa butter in the top half of a double boiler over boiling water, stirring gently until the wax has dissolved completely. Warm the Apricot oil in another small pan and add it slowly to the first mixture, beating constantly. Remove from the heat and add the Essential Oils and Evening Primrose oil. Pour into small jars or tins and store in a cool, dark place to keep it fresh

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Aromatherapy and Hair Growth

March 17th, 2007

Hair Growth. A subject that is near and dear to the hearts of many. If you’ve never been one with fine hair or watched your once thick tresses dwindle in number you may never understand the feelings of dread and frustration that can accompany the loss of your hair.

Growing up my mom always told me “A woman’s hair is her shining glory” and it’s stuck with me all these years. She was just trying to get me past that pre- teen “I-don’t-need-to-wash-my-hair-it’s-only-been- a-week-or-so” phase but even now, all these years later it’s something that rings in my ears each time I break out the shampoo (thankfully, it’s now more than once a week!).

While bald can certainly be beautiful, not all of us are ready, willing nor do we want to show off our shiny pates! For those of us who are desperately clinging to the hairs we still have left on our heads and would like to encourage more to stick around for a longer period of time, this month’s recipes have been created.

So now you’re wondering, “Can Essential Oils really work to help grow hair?” Well, a study was performed by Scottish researchers who had half their patients massage a blend of Essential Oils in Jojoba oil into their scalps before shampooing. The other half of the study group only got Jojoba oil to massage on in the same manner. After seven months 44% of the patients using Essential Oils had significant improvement in their Hair Growth. The control group who only used the Jojoba oil showed a 15% improvement. Check out our recipe section to find out what they used!

Scottish Hair Growth Formula

Massage this blend into your scalp and allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes before shampooing off. Better yet, do it before bed and shampoo off in the morning!

  • 10 drops Rosemary (Rosemarinus officianalis)
  • 10 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
  • 6 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
  • 4 drops Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Add oils to Jojoba in a glass or plastic bottle, shake well and massage 2 tsp into scalp. Shampoo off. Dry and style hair as usual.

Healthy Hair and Scalp Final Rinse

Keep this blend handy each time you shampoo!

  • 5 drops Rosemary (Rosemarinus officianalis)
  • 3 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
  • 2 drops Sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia)
  • 1 litre water

Add Essential Oils to your container of water and shake well. Pour over head working into scalp and through the ends of your hair as a final rinse. Do not rinse out.

Dry Scalp Massage oil

Feels like your scalp had a trip to the spa!

Gently warm Jojoba oil (double boiler or microwave) and add Essential Oil. Stir (or shake if in sealed container) gently to blend. Massage into clean scalp and work oil through to the ends of the hair. Wrap hair in plastic wrap and a warm towel for 20 minutes. The heat will allow the oil to better penetrate the hair shaft. Shampoo out as normal afterwards.

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Woodland Fairy Bath

March 17th, 2007

One handful each:

Infuse fresh sprigs of each of the above ingredients into 2 quarts of boiling water for five minutes. Strain, then add the scented water to your bath.

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Over-Indulged Stomach Ache Blend

March 17th, 2007

Ingredients:

Blend the oils together with one teaspoon of Carrier Oil.

Massage both the lower and upper abdoment, massaging in a clockwise direction.

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Almond Body Oil

March 17th, 2007

Mix in a clean glass jar. Let sit for two weeks.

Strain and apply the resulting oil to the skin. This makes skin smooth and supple. It is also good for dry, flaky skin.

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