ALL ABOUT AROMATHERAPY OILS, HOW TO STORE THEM AND HOW THEY HELP WITH FIBROMYALGIA PAIN…

Aromatherapy oils can be used for a number of illnesses and treatments and the storage of them is an important factor. They are a great oil to use for Fibromyalgia pain.

My love of essential oils goes back about 20+ years. The hospital where I had my first spinal surgeries had a lady that came into the hospital on a weekly basis and gave patients aromatherapy massage if they wished to have it.

She was a quiet small lady whose aura gave a feeling of calm before she even gave you the aromatherapy massage. She would mix the oils at the time you arrived by first finding out what sort of pain you were in. If I go somewhere that sells or uses these oils it takes me straight back to my regular session with my aromatherapist.

Unfortunately, like all of us, she eventually retired and although I still have the odd aromatherapy massage I have yet to have a treatment that reacted in quite the same way.

Sometimes I will use an aromatherapy diffuser scent ring, to fill the room with my favourite oils. Lavender (which also reminds me of my Grandma as she always wore it) mixed with rosemary oil is top of my list.

When I first went to my NHS Pain Clinic some years ago they offered amongst other alternative therapies massage treatment. I was keen to get booked into this in the hope it would be as good as my aromatherapist treatment. The massage was good but without the oils, it just didn’t have the same effect on me. I would previously come home feeling completely relaxed and would sleep so well on the day of my treatment.

Storing your oils is important for their lifespan. Try to store your oils in a dark amber glass bottle, this will store it better. If they are stored in a clear or plastic bottle they will deteriorate in about 8 weeks.

Always store away from direct sunlight, in a cool and dark place is best. If stored correctly they could last up to one year.

To make your oils go further, add five to 10% of wheat-germ oil, as it helps to preserve the mixture.

Before you massage ALWAYS do a patch test first to check you are not allergic to it.

Always wash your hands when you have finished the massage.

A blend of natural oils which have been drawn from five different countries is being used as a pain treatment for Fibromyalgia.

Called 024 Fibromyalgia, it has been developed by Swiss Medica in Canada and is available in a bottle or as a wipe.

It is made up of camphor oil (Japan), eucalyptus oil (Australia) aloe vera oil (Mexico) peppermint oil (India) rosemary oil (Spain) lemon oil (USA) and orange oil (USA).

It was launched in the USA in January 2006 and is one of the first products that was developed specifically for the pain of Fibromyalgia. It’s all clinically tested and from natural products.

Many Fibromyalgia forums have written comments on this oil with some having great results and others no so great, but that can be the same with drugs or treatments as it seems pains affect people differently.

Written by the experts, Neals Yard Remedies: Essential Oils book will bring the rejuvenating aromatherapy benefits into your life.

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ESSENTIAL OILS FOR FIBROMYALGIA…

Essential oils to help with the pain of fibromyalgia is beautifully illustrated in this graphic on Pinterest from Jess Wilmington Health & Beauty Blog. Her blog post goes into much more detail about the different types of essential oils and is a great read for any fibromyalgia sufferer.

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#DIFFUSER WITH ESSENTIAL OILS FOR RELAXATION…

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Essential oils have been used throughout history for relaxation purposes. Healing anxiety, releasing the tension from our bodies and minds and getting a good night’s sleep is possible when using essential oils.

Aroma Diffusers UK  have a massive choice of diffusers but my favourite one is the Enso Black Aroma Diffuser. The ENSO Black , Ultrasonic Aroma Diffusers at MadeByZen. It offers Pure Elegance with its unique, elegant design. Which is now available with attractive Black base and Blue lights or Black base and White light option.

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#Health Best Reviews  search the Internet for the best health and personal care products in each category and do comparison reviews.

 

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One of their latest reviews was on the Best Diffuser for Essential Oils. Essential oils have been used throughout history for relaxation purposes. Healing anxiety, releasing the tension from our bodies and minds and getting a good night’s sleep is possible when using essential oils.

With such a massive choice of diffusers to choose from it’s hard to decide which one is the best but Health Best Reviews have made QUOOZ Lull Ultrasonic Aromatherapy as one of their top choice and say, ‘it’s an essential oil diffuser that has an unusual design is what you need if you are planning to give the room a different style. This gorgeous device has a capacity of 200 ml and can cover areas of up to 300 square feet. It can run for up to 10 hours and it uses minimum energy.

It shuts-off automatically when the tank is empty and it can be set up by simply pressing one of the two buttons it has in the front. It costs around $60 and it can be bought in grey, green, orange or rose.

 

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR AN EARLY MORNING LIFT…

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Did you know that essential oils are great for changing our emotional mood. Apparently according to Aromatherapy Associates certain oils can help with that early morning lift.

Rosemary and lavender are great and ease tension when rubbed onto tight muscles.

Vetiver (never hear of that one before) and camomile are good for calling the mind and terrific if sleep is a problem. I can certainly highly recommend camomile for your last drink at night, it works a treat for me.

Frankincense grounds and bergamot lift and refresh. But, which ever one you choose you should apply them correctly. They suggest you add three to four drops of oil to a dessertspoon of something like almond oil then use it for massage, in a bath or even dabbed on like a perfume or inhale and feel your mood change.

Aromatherapy Associates website will relax you just by looking through it, they have an abundance of gorgeous products to buy for yourself or as a gift.

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GETTING AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS FOR LOW BACK PAIN…

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Getting an accurate diagnosis for lower back pain can literally be a pain in the back. In the US, lower back pain is said to be one of the most common conditions and one of the leading causes of GP visits. Yet determining the underlying cause of low back pain, can be hard to find.

It is often more challenging than many people expect and can involve a combination of a thorough patient history and physical examination as well as diagnostic tests. The history and physical examination’s are used to help determine if a patient’s lower back pain is more likely to be caused by a soft tissue (muscle, ligament or tendon) problem that will likely heal itself or a more serious underlying medical condition, such as fracture, infection or tumor.

By the time your GP orders any diagnostic tests such as an x-ray or MRI scan, he or she will usually have a strong idea as to the probable cause of your low back pain so the diagnostic test is used more to confirm their diagnosis and provide more detail.