Kewanee: Helping Arthritis Pain


1. Peppermint oil: Peppermint may be more popular as candy flavoring, but it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties along with an anesthetic effect that helps in relieving the pain and swelling associated with arthritic conditions, rheumatoid arthritis in particular. 2. Eucalyptus oil: The aromatic leaves of gum trees native to Australia, mainly Eucalyptus globulus, are used for extracting this oil, It has a characteristic strong, penetrating smell. Eucalyptol is the main component of the oil, but it has several other active agents that provide a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. Rubbing eucalyptus oil diluted in a carrier oil over swollen and aching joints often brings quick relief, but it can cause skin irritation in many people. Test in a small patch of skin before using this oil. 3. Ginger oil: Ginger is better known as a culinary spice, but it has wide- ranging therapeutic uses too. The excellent anti-inflammatory effect of ginger oil is useful in treating a variety of inflammatory conditions, including arthritis. The essential oil of ginger is extracted from the unpeeled rhizome of Zingiber officinale. Apart from its signature chemical component

zingiberene, the oil contains several potent phytochemicals such as geraniol, geranial, neral, borneol, camphene, etc. Massage ginger oil diluted in a carrier oil into the affected area and use a warm compress to enhance absorption. Try mixing it with essential oils of lavender or lemongrass. 4. Lavender oil: Lavender oil, extracted from the flower buds of Lavandula angustifolia, iswellknownfor itsanti-inflammatoryandanalgesicproperties. People with rheumatoid arthritis often report a drastic improvement in their symptoms when lavender oil is applied topically. To help relieve pain and inflammation while improving your sleep, put a diffuser by your bed and diffuse essential oils while you sleep. You can also rub topically, when blended with a carrier oil, directly onto the area where you feel the pain. If using essential oils does not seem to relieve your arthritis, contact us today to schedule an appointment with us. We’ll guide you to a pain-free lifestyle.

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