Oils for Fibromyalgia

by tracey

People suffering from fibromyalgia experience near-constant muscle pain and tenderness. Everyday activities can be painful and difficult, and the misery is often exacerbated by weather conditions or stress. Other symptoms include insomnia, fatigue, intestinal distress, and increased sensitivity to odors, sound, or light. Fibromyalgia is chronic, so any bit of relief is welcome. There are medications available that ease the symptoms, but many prefer to deal with fibromyalgia naturally, or use natural remedies in addition to medication to further soothe symptoms. Essential oils are an effective natural treatment to ease the pain and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.

You can use oils specially intended to treat the condition or choose oils that target specific symptoms. Oils are available that increase tolerance to pain, boost mood, and improve circulation. Some essential oils relieve muscle soreness, such as black pepper, juniper, and eucalyptus. They can be added to a bath or blended with a base oil for a massage. Oils that promote a feeling of calmness, such as chamomile and lavender, are also effective.

In addition to massage and bathing, oils can be placed on fabric or diffused into the air for inhalation. If you are experiencing a combination of symptoms from fibromyalgia, you can create a blend of oils. Experiment with oils intended to treat different symptoms until you find a blend with a pleasant aroma. It is often helpful to keep oil diffusers throughout your home, especially when you are experiencing a symptom flare up. By constantly inhaling scents that soothe symptoms, you can improve your quality of life, even when fibromyalgia tries to bring you down.

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