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Friday, May 13, 2011

[AlternativeAnswers] Re: Aromatherapy Remedies for Pain

 


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--- In AlternativeAnswers@yahoogroups.com, "Andrew Pacholyk" <yogiguruji@...> wrote:
>
> Good Morning!
>
> Aromatherapy Remedies for Pain
>
> Some of the best remedies for pain are in the form of essential oils! Helpful,
> are essential oils of basil, clove, camphor, menthol, eucalyptus, ginger, black
> pepper, wintergreen and peppermint, rosemary oils and are all beneficial for
> pain management.
>
> Basil: contains several antioxidants in its volatile oils that act just like
> some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and Celebrex. When
> isolated at high enough concentrations these oils worked as well as ibuprofen,
> naproxen, and aspirin in research trials.
>
> Camphor is a white transparent waxy crystalline solid with a strong penetrating
> pungent aromatic odor. As an antimicrobial substance, camphor is readily
> absorbed through the skin and produces a feeling of cooling similar to that of
> menthol and acts as slight local anesthetic. In larger quantities, it is
> poisonous when ingested and can cause seizures, confusion, irritability, and
> neuromuscular hyperactivity. Found in our Muscular/Pain Remedy Blend.
>
> Clove: this intense oil, most commonly used to relieve dental pain and
> infection, is also used to dissolve the eggs deposited by intestinal worms. It
> is delicious but overwhelming in both smell and taste. It is an antiseptic,
> carminative, warming, and very aromatic oil.
>
> Eucalyptus: reduces pain, spasms and inflammation, and stimulates local blood
> circulation and the removal of waste products and toxins from the tissues. It is
> used to treat muscular aches and pains, strains, sprains, and other traumatic
> injuries of the muscles, ligaments and tendons. It also helps to reduce nerve
> inflammation and pain and is useful for the treatment of the various kinds of
> neuralgia such as sciatica. Eucalyptus reduces pain and inflammation due to
> chronic arthritic conditions. It also has a mild clearing and stimulating effect
> on the mind which helps to reduce fatigue.
>
> Ginger: This rich, spicy oil so often used for nausea also helps normalize blood
> pressure either by raises blood pressure by restricting external blood flow, or
> lowers it by dilating surface blood vessels. This oil is warming and an
> antiseptic.
>
> Menthol is actually a compound obtained from peppermint oil or other mint oils
> or made synthetically. Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant
> qualities. It is contained in nonprescription products for short-term relief of
> minor sore throat and minor mouth or throat irritation. Menthol is also
> contained in combination products used for relief of muscle aches, sprains, and
> similar conditions. Menthol is often used with other ingredients such as camphor
> and eucalyptus for pain relief. Menthol is considered an antidote for many
> homeopathic remedies and should be avoided by people taking them. Found in our
> Muscular/Pain Remedy Blend.
>
> Peppermint: acts as a muscle relaxant, particularly in the digestive tract, and
> it can also reduce the inflammation of nasal passages and relieve muscle pains.
> When massaged into the skin, peppermint oil plays an innocuous trick on the
> nerves: It stimulates those that produce a cool, soothing sensation and
> desensitizes those that pick up pain messages.
>
> Rosemary: Studies show that this oil improves general circulation.
>
> Tea Tree: has a wide range of topical applications and is commonly used to treat
> skin and respiratory infections. Surprisingly, the oil is active against all
> three categories of infectious organisms: bacteria, viruses and fungi. Tea tree
> oil is an effective treatment for many skin conditions, such as cold sores, the
> blisters of shingles and chicken pox, verrucae, warts, acne, large inflamed
> spots and nappy rash. It is also effective against fungal infections, such as
> ringworm, athlete's foot and thrush, as well as dandruff--a mild form of
> seborrheic dermatitis.
>
>
> Andrew Pacholyk, MS. L.Ac
> http://www.peacefulmind.com/pain.htm
> Therapies for healing
> mind, body, spirit
>

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