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 November 29, 2009 6:00 AM

Essential Oils for Pain Relief

http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=13161

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 September 25, 2009 7:15 AM

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 August 28, 2009 4:21 PM

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 July 29, 2009 11:59 AM

Aromatherapy for Mental Health

http://www.leaflady.org/AT_in_MH.htm

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 July 08, 2009 5:09 PM

The Benefits of Aromatherapy

Each essential oil has its own characteristic aroma and profile of therapeutic properties. Some oils are soothing and relaxing, others are stimulating and invigorating. Certain fragrances have an effect on a user's mental state: jasmine and neroli may lift depression,

marjoram soothes anxiety, and peppermint can enhance mental concentration. But an even greater number of essential oils are physically therapeutic and possess antibacterial, antiseptic, or anti-inflammatory properties. These can be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of such common infections as colds and influenza.
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 July 02, 2009 12:18 PM

Lupus Symptoms & which oils to use

Arthritis
Essential oils:- Cajeput, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary, Thyme(sweet), Vetiver.
Use in baths & compresses.
***Caution - Never massage over inflamed & swollen joints.***

Muscle aches & pains
Essential oils:- Black pepper, Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme(sweet), Vetiver.  
Use in baths & compresses.
***Caution - Never massage if the muscle is inflamed & swollen.***

Headache
Essential oils:- Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint, Rose otto, Rosemary.
Use in massage(especially head, neck & shoulders), dry inhalation.

Circulation problems
Essential oils:- Black Pepper, Coriander, Cypress, Garlic, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Pine, Rose otto, Rosemary, Thyme(sweet).
Use in Baths, hand/foot bath, massage.

Mouth ulcers
Essential oils:- Cypress, Myrrh, Tea tree.
Use in Mouthwash- 1 drop of oil to 1 cup of warm water (Do NOT swallow).

Depression
Essential oils:- Basil, Citrus essences, Clary sage, Lavender, Neroli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang ylang.
Use in baths, massage, vaporiser.
Consider also- Flower essences.

Insomnia
Essential oils:- Chamomile, Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melissa(true), Neroli, Petitgrain, Rose otto, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang ylang.  
Use in baths, massage(especially back), vaporiser, on pillow.
Consider also - Flower essences.

Migraine
Essential oils:- Angelica, Chamomile, Coriander, Clary sage, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa(true), Peppermint.  
Use in massage(especially head, neck & shoulders), compress.

Hypertension (High blood pressure)
Essential oils:- Clary sage, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Melissa(true), Ylang ylang.
Use in baths, massage,vaporiser.

Fatigue
Essential oils:- Angelica, Basil, Clary sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary.  
Use in vaporiser, dry inhalation, massage, baths.
Consider also - Flower essences.

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 July 20, 2008 6:13 AM

Hi Debbie & Everyone

I noticed above Debbie mentioned about not being able to afford the aromatherapy oils...and I'm glad I went back to read that, because that is just what my post is about.

I get incense sticks (40 for $1.00) cones (25 for $1.00) sm. oils for $1.00 and I just got a oil diffuser for $2.00 at the Family Dollar here....O, and I occasionally get a $2.00 fragrance candle

I have also gotten the ceramic holder for those wax tarts at GoodWill for $2.00. I like them, but I've found that the tarts are much better if they're a better brand (Yankee Candle )

Anyhow, just my 2 cents on that

Peace, C.C.

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 June 11, 2008 12:01 PM

Cooling Pepermint Aromatherapy Sticks

~ used for alleviating headaches

http://www.mothernature.com/shop/detail.cfm/sku/84934/S/635790

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 March 18, 2008 8:47 AM

cc you can also put the back pain oils in your bath and soak in them, a friend sent me some mixtures and they were wonderful! not only does it help with the pain it makes you feel good inside by smelling them while bathing. sadly I can not afford the oils so I cant continue them, but I do know they help, and when I get out of the bath when the pain starts coming back (usually a hour or so latter) I put my lidaderm patches on and im ok (not painless but at least not in too much pain that I need a pill)

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 March 18, 2008 6:42 AM

Aromatherapy for Nerve Pain

http://health.howstuffworks.com/aromatherapy-nerve-pain-relief.htm

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anonymous  January 23, 2008 6:48 AM

Aromatherapy for Pain

http://www.positivehealth.com/article-abstract.php?articleid=76

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anonymous  January 08, 2008 4:11 AM

tutorial ~ Aromatherapy and the Treatment of Pain

http://altmed.creighton.edu/Aromatherapy/

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anonymous  December 19, 2007 10:48 AM

Treatment with essential oils can often help relieve the painful muscle spasms that contribute to back pain. Several of these--sage, rosemary, thyme, horsebalm and mountain dittany--are rich in thymol and carvacrol, compounds that help muscles relax.

How To Use: Add a few drops to a couple of tablespoons of any vegetable oil and massage the oil mixture directly into the affected area. Alternately, you can add a few drops of the oil to a hot bath and soak for a while, inhaling the steamy vapors.

Other compounds with potent muscle-relaxing action that can relieve back spasms are borneol and bornyl-acetate. Plants rich in these chemicals include cardamom, sage and rosemary. Borneol is an effective antispasmodic compound at a very dilute concentration, making it even more potent than menthol, camphor, thymol and carvacrol.

Here are some essential oil formulae for best results.

Aromatherapy Oil Blend for Severe Backaches

4 drops of blue chamomile essential oil
4 drops of birch essential oil
4 drops of rosemary, coriander or eucalyptus essential oil
4 drops of ginger or black pepper essential oil
14 drops of lavender essential oil
ounce of carrier oil.

Mix together. Use daily as needed, rubbing it into the affected area after a hot bath, when muscles are relaxed and pores are open.

Aromatherapy Oil Blend for Minor Aches

2 drops of blue chamomile essential oil
2 drops of birch essential oil
2 drops of rosemary, coriander or eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops of ginger or black pepper essential oil
2 drops of lavender essential oil
ounce of carrier oil

Mix together and use daily as needed, rubbing it into the affected area after a hot bath, when muscles are relaxed and pores are open.

Essential Oils Useful for Back Pain

For muscular fatigue: lavender, marjoram, rosemary, clary sage.
For acute pain: black pepper or ginger, birch.

Caution: Never to ingest an essential oil. Even small quantities of some oils, on the order of a single teaspoon, can be fatal.

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anonymous  October 22, 2007 4:37 AM

Some great info. on Lavender Aromatherapy

http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8513/31402/346451.html?d=dmtContent

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anonymous Aromatherapy October 17, 2007 7:01 AM

Please place any info. here on Aromatherapy for relieving Chronic Pain...

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