Using Essential Oils For Pain Relief - Can They Really Help?
Analgesics are usually thought of as anything that binds with specific receptors in the central nervous system to block the perception of pain or affect the emotional response to pain. We know that endorphins and enkaphins which are chemical messengers produced in the brain can block pain-they are called the "feel good hormones."
While unpleasant as pain may be at any degree, a useful function of the nervous system. A self-preservation, pain alerts our brains to danger when necessary.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, RSDS also known as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, and CRPS.
I can only provide my testimony so you will determine if helpful to your symptoms.
Marjoram Essential Oil works wonders on the nervous system, acting natural pain reliever and helps manage pain associated with nerve damage.
Marjoram when damage to nerves occurs, has been shown to strengthen the nervous system and, help to speed up the healing process. Powerhouse appears to be effective for nerve pain associated with injury. Also helpful in treating inflammation & swelling which make it especially healing.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana) known as the "herb of happiness" by the Romans, is used today for its muscle-soothing properties. It is particularly good for muscle/nerve pain and headaches.
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) is the best of all when it comes to pain relieving qualities. It is not only a good anticoagulant, it has anesthetic and antispasmodic qualities that make it excellent in relieving deep pain.
We can also not forget the great pain relieving properties of peppermint (Mentha piperita). Because of its high menthol and menthone content, peppermint is good for rheumatism and arthritis, headaches, and back aches. It has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities.
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for pain. Even Hildegard of Bingen, the famous herbalist of the twelfth century used clove for pain. It is famous for its analgesic and anesthetic qualities, and is also anti-inflammatory. Even the American Dental Association recognizes the analgesic properties of clove oil for toothaches.
Helichrysum Essential Oil associated with aging & injury, a naturally occurring nervine which means that regular use which helps to prevent nerve damage and strengthen the nervous system. Additionally, by reducing stress levels Helichrysum relieves nervous pain.
Pain relieving properties of Helichrysum though it is pricey are like none other. Super-charge oil accelerates healing allowing the ability to get back to normal, whatever that means, a bit faster.
Chamomile Essential Oil has healing properties helpful to relieve pain associated with nerve damage, providing healing properties. By constricting the blood vessels surrounding the nerves, relieving build-up pressure reducing nerve pain. Effective anti-neuralgic.
Chamomile, a powerful stress reliever. The natural stress-reaction often compounds the problem when our bodies experience pain. In addition, helps to ease tension allows relaxation & prevent further damage to your nerve.
Lavender, essential oil provides a refreshing means to relax and calm nerves. Said to be helpful with various disorders for its calming benefits. Lavender essential Oil stress relieving and calming properties make it excellent for helping to relieve nerve pain & nervous tension.
Here are some other oils used for their analgesic properties-elemi, wintergreen, lavender, black pepper, spruce, Idaho balsam fir.
Something as simple as Basil (Ocimum basilicum) essential oil has powerful antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties and is considered a major muscle relaxant.
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With that said, can essential oils block pain receptors and/or affect our emotional response to pain and the answer is definitely YES. They are nature's way of helping us cope with pain whether it originates from muscles, nerves, organs or produced by our emotions. Take for instance muscles.