30 Aug 5 Amazing Ayurvedic Treatments for Pain Relief
Pain can creep up on us fast, whether it’s a random migraine or back problems, we need a quick solution to soothe the awful feeling. Essential oils have been an Ayurvedic treatment for pain relief for thousands of years, not just because of their ability to soothe the awful feeling, but their unique properties can often assist in providing a solution to the root cause of the pain.
Rosemary leaf is such an effective aid in chronic pain relief that the German government has approved its use in the treatment of rheumatism¹. Combining painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties with the ability to improve the bloods circulation, Rosemary Leaf Essential Oil offers a solution to myriad causes of pain.
Along side its ability to relieve muscular and joint pain, rosemary oil can also directly target stomach problems, as well as detoxifying the liver and gallbladder to help stop the onset of painful problems such as gallstones.
For similar pain relief in young children, see Frankincense Essential Oil below.
Lavender has such an array of healing properties, it’s a miracle panacea. Of it’s many benefits, one of the most prominent is its ability to soothe headaches and migraines. One inhalation of the essence is enough to instantly smooth out the pounding feeling in your brain, and when applied to the back of the neck, the relief can last for hours.
Not only is lavender a proven pain reliever, but one of the best essential oils to combat stress, and the two properties work hand in hand. Due to its relaxing attributes, Lavender Oil can also stop headaches and migraines from arising again if their conception was due to stress of the nervous system.
By increasing hormone secretions, Bergamot Essential Oil is able to relax the sensitivity of nerves that create pain, making it a powerful aid for relieving cramps, headaches and sprains when applied directly onto the affected area. The reduction of nervous tension induced by Bergamot oil also makes it a powerful natural remedy for giving up tobacco, as well as combatting stress that can bring about painful aches in the body.
Much like rosemary leaf, Frankincense Essential Oil improves blood circulation to subsequently relieve joint and muscular pain, as well as as targeting inflammation directly when massaged onto the affected area. Frankincense has been shown to have a very positive impact on the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis², whilst also proving to be one of the best natural relaxants for those suffering chronic pain.
Whereas rosemary leaf oil is high in menthol, which can cause slow respiration in young children, Frankincense is a much safer alternative to use on kids younger than six years.
If you’ve ever noticed pain relief creams to have a strong minty odour, chances are they contained the essence of wintergreen leaf. A counterirritant to swelling, when applied directly on the skin, Wintergreen Essential Oil works to relief from aching muscles, joints and tissue.
Wintergreen is exceptional at treating symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism as well as chronic back and neck pains.