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Essential Oils that can help Fibromyalgia

Essential Oils that can help Fibromyalgia

Our brain can identify up to 10,000 different types of scent. Each scent can produce different responses in our body and activate the production of various hormones and biochemicals which can influence how we feel physically and mentally, or even how we perceive pain. Regular usage of certain essential oils is believed to help to improve fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue, stiffness, insomnia and depression.

Helichrysum Oil

Helichrysum Serotinum Oil

This essential oil is helpful in coping with depression, anger and stress related to fibromyalgia. It also relieves muscle pain and helps heal the nerve tissue. Since it is calming, patients can use it to relax, relieve stress and tension and unwind. For best relief, about three drops of this oil should be massaged on the temples and other flex points.

Clary Sage Oil

Clary Sage Essential Oil

The sweet-smelling perfume of this essential oil gives the user great comfort and enhances his mood. So, it is very good for treating depression due to fibromyalgia. It also brings pain relief and stimulates relaxation. To use this essential oil for fibromyalgia relief, about three to five percent of this oil may be added to jojoba oil or hazelnut oil and apply on the affected parts.

Chamomile Oil

Chamomile Essential Oil, Roman

Sleep difficulties resulting from fibromyalgia are quickly laid to rest when one uses chamomile essential oil. This calming herb promotes deep sleep, reduces anxiety and boosts the immune system because it has inherent properties of relaxation. It induces sleep because it helps to improve Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep.

Lavender Oil

Lavender Essential Oil, Spike

This oil is generally known to improve sleep, thanks to its delicate perfume and hence can great benefite fibromyalgia patients. Infuse a cotton ball with a few drops of lavender oil and place it inside your pillow case. Alternatively, combine about 15 drops of lavender oil to 1/3 cup white vinegar and one cup of water. Pour it into a spray bottle and mist the room with it. It will help the patient sleep better and also improve high blood pressure too.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus Globulus, Sweet, Part. Rect.

Some symptoms of fibromyalgia like soreness, chronic muscle pain and stiffness are linked to poor blood circulation, causing a build-up of toxins in the muscles that lead to pain and inflammation. Eucalyptus oil counters these symptoms as it is anti-inflammatory and can stimulate blood circulation by widening the blood vessels. The patient gets relief from muscular pain and fatigue. To use this oil, combine about four to five drops of it in one cup of hot water. Soak a compress pad in the liquid and apply it to the affected body parts. Repeat the process after the water cools down.

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5 Essential Oils that can help with Fibromyalgia

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5 Essential Oils That Can Help With Fibromyalgia

Our brain can identify up to 10,000 different types of scent. Each scent can produce different responses in our body and activate the production of various hormones and biochemicals which can influence how we feel physically and mentally, or even how we perceive pain. Regular usage of certain essential oils is believed to help to improve fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue, stiffness, insomnia and depression.

Here are 5 effective essential oils that can help fibromyalgia…

Helichrysum Essential Oil (Helichrysum italicum)

Helichrysum Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the plant. It carries a sweet, earthy, green floral aroma. The word helichrysum is named after the golden yellow flowers of the plant, and comes from the Greek words helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. The common name, immortelle, also comes from the flowers, because they are long lasting blossoms that do not wither easily.

This essential oil is helpful in coping with depression, anger and stress related to fibromyalgia. It also relieves muscle pain and helps heal the nerve tissue. Since it is calming, patients can use it to relax, relieve stress and tension and unwind. For best relief, about three drops of this oil should be massaged on the temples and other flex points.

1/8 ounce – $42.00

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Clary Sage Essential Oil (Salvia sclarea)

Clary Sage Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaf and flower of the plant. It has a dry, musky, bittersweet floral scent.

The sweet-smelling perfume of this essential oil gives the user great comfort and enhances his mood. So, it is very good for treating depression due to fibromyalgia. It also brings pain relief and stimulates relaxation. To use this essential oil for fibromyalgia relief, about three to five drops of this oil may be added to one teaspoon of jojoba oil or hazelnut oil and apply on the affected parts.

1/2 ounce – $23.00

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Chamomile, Roman Essential Oil (Arthemis nobilis or Chamaemelum nobile)

Chamomile Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the herb. It contains a fresh, rich, sweet, fruity, apple-like aroma.

Sleep difficulties resulting from fibromyalgia are quickly laid to rest when one uses chamomile essential oil. This calming herb promotes deep sleep, reduces anxiety and boosts the immune system because it has inherent properties of relaxation. It induces sleep because it helps to improve Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep.

1/8 ounce – $27.25

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Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the herb. It carries a sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma.

This oil is generally known to improve sleep, thanks to its delicate perfume and hence can greatly benefit fibromyalgia patients. Infuse a cotton ball with three to five drops of lavender oil and place it inside your pillow case. Alternatively, combine about 15 drops of lavender oil to 1/3 cup white vinegar and one cup of water. Pour it into a spray bottle and mist the room with it. It will help the patient sleep better and also improve high blood pressure too.

1/2 ounce – $12.75

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree. It carries a fresh, penetrating, woody, camphoraceous scent.

Some symptoms of fibromyalgia like soreness, chronic muscle pain and stiffness are linked to poor blood circulation, causing a build-up of toxins in the muscles that lead to pain and inflammation. Eucalyptus oil counters these symptoms as it is anti-inflammatory and can stimulate blood circulation by widening the blood vessels. The patient gets relief from muscular pain and fatigue. To use this oil, combine about four to five drops of it in one cup of hot water. Soak a compress pad in the liquid and apply it to the affected body parts. Repeat the process after the water cools down.

1/2 ounce – $4.00

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Sources:

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http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/5essentialoils/5ess-1.php

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Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman – NaBloPoMo – BlogHer

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Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman
by Krista on March 23, 2014

What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?

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After years of dropping off to sleep like a stone and awakening refreshed and ready to go, I became an insomniac. My bed became a place to toss and twist, rather than a place for relaxation and sleep. I had to go on sleeping pills for awhile, until I self-taught myself some relaxation techniques.

The relaxation techniques worked for awhile, then something changed to cause me to fall asleep well, but then I would wake up, after a short while, and be unable to go back to sleep for hours, only to repeat the process over and over again. Before long, I would be working, driving, or some other activity, and fall sound asleep.

I was diagnosed with narcolepsy and sleep apnea. Along with a C-Pap machine and a different pill to help me sleep, I was given another prescription drug to help me stay awake during the day. What kind of life is that? A pill to put you to sleep and another pill to help you stay awake?

The insomnia, eventually came back and took over my life. I was sleeping, maybe thirty-minutes at a time throughout the night, and being awake for hours, before being so exhausted I would fall asleep again for thirty minutes……

The weight began to pile on, as I was eating when I woke up, thinking that might help me get back to sleep. It was a vicious cycle, that no doubt was the beginning of diabetes or what brought on the diabetes. Once my blood sugar levels were brought back under control, the sleep issue seemed to work itself out.

However, the past couple of weeks, I have started waking up during the night again. I pray this is not another episode coming upon me. Maybe, my C-Pap just needs revamping, or it could be my meds need revamping. All I know is, I don’t want to go through another period of anxiety, depression, exhaustion, fatigue, more fibromyalgia pain, etc…

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NaBloPoMo ~ January 9, 2014

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Thursday, January 9, 2014
A pressure point translates in Japanese to “tender spot.” What are your pressure points?

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My tender spots are many; joints and muscles. Starting with my head: cheeks, nose, and temples. I associate these pressure point with my sinuses. Another pressure point is the back of my jaw, right under the ears. I have tender spots on both shoulders and both of my upper arms, inside and outside. My family doctor called this fibromyalgia, but I’ve never been tested for it.
I do have chronic tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome in both elbows and wrists, and degenerative arthritis which causes a lot of tender spots in my hands and fingers.
More conditions like: chronic kidney disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, leaves tender spots along my upper right side, parts of my left side, and also contributes to my lower back pain.
My lower back is one large tender spot, due to sciatica and other problems like chronic urinary tract infections. Then there is bursitis, in both hip/thigh joints leaving them very tender. Moving on down to both knees, front and back, above and below, and both ankles, inside and out. I do not have much trouble with pressure points in my feet, but then between bad circulation and diabetes, I don’t feel much in my feet.
I think that about covers all my pressure points. What are your pressure points?

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Daily Prompt: Express Yourself

Daily Prompt: Express Yourself
by michelle w. on October 24, 2013

Tell us about a time you couldn’t quite get your words or images to express what you wanted to express. What do you think the barrier was? For bonus points, try again.
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I do have trouble grasping the right words or finding an image to express what I want to express. I chalk-it-up to the beginnings of Alzheimer’s or too many drugs-on-the-brain. I say that in jest, but seriously, I’m on medications for Allergies, Anxiety, Arthritis, Depression, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Sleep-Apnea, and Sleeping Pills. Quite a list, huh? It’s a wonder I can walk or talk, let alone write.
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I don’t drive, so don’t worry about meeting me on the road.
Anyway, I think the drug-induced fog-on-the-brain is my barrier.
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Daily Prompt: Pat on the Back

Daily Prompt: Pat on the Back
by michelle w. on July 31, 2013

Tell someone you’re proud of just how proud you are.

I am coming upon the first anniversary of my Blog. I started my Blog in December 2012. This is my first blog and I had no idea what I was doing; I just jumped in, started reading, and writing. Eight months later, I’m participating in several meme’s, have 585 followers, and 723 posts. I hope to have 1,000 posts by December. Yes, I’m proud of me!
I am very proud of all my followers. A few that I would like to point out includes two Camp NaNoWriMo April 2013 winners: One Starving Activists at: http://starvingactivist.wordpress.com/ and Grandma Says at: http://crankycaregiver.wordpress.com/
Several bloggers that deal with and write about mental illness, fibromyalgia, and debilitating diseases: Hope the Happy Hugger at: http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/ Trisha at: http://trishapearson.wordpress.com/ Lorraine at: http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Cee at: http://www.ceephotography.com/ and many more. I know I missed several, please let me know. It’s not that I’m less proud of you, it’s just that my brain is very foggy this morning and I’m rushed.
I am very proud of all my followers and readers that have seen success, in any way, throughout the year.

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