While winter is a time of holiday cheer, it’s also a time when many suffer tremendous joint pain or arthritis. It is estimated by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) that 52.5 million American adults suffer from arthritis. That is more than one in five adults or almost 23 percent of the total population having pain in their joints. There are many ways of coping with this pain, and one of these ways is using essential oils. So, what are the best essential oils for joint pain? Let’s find out.
Best Essential Oils For Joint Pain
One way to provide the necessary relief for joint pain without medication is essential oils. You can use a variety of these oils to help your joint pain. Here are just a few of them.
- Lavender oil
- Juniper oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Rosemary oil
- Peppermint oil
- Orange oil
- Ginger oil
- Turmeric oil
If some of these sound like they are in over the counter remedies such as joint creams, you are correct. Eucalyptus and mint have been widely used in lotions, ointments and other products not only for joint pain relief, but for respiratory conditions as well.
So many of these essential oils are great for more than one ailment. You can make a mixture to rub on your knee for joint pain, and use it on your chest or in a vaporizer to help you breathe better. Isn’t that AMAZING?[mashshre]
Essential Oil Blend For Painful Joints
So, you have a list of oils that help with joint pain. But how should you use them for maximum effect on your pain? You can start simple: use one or two oils at a time, and see how your pain reacts to that.
A drop or two of oil is all you need: add several drops of carrier oil and massage the oils mixture directly into the joint that is hurting.
This form of pain relief can be used either daily or as needed. If you combine this with either heat or cold treatment it is even more effective with joint pain.
Here’s one of my favorite essential oil blends for painful joints: just massage it in gently on your painful joint.
- 10 ml roller bottle
- 8 drops eucalyptus oil
- 10 drops peppermint oil
- 12 drops lavender oil
- top off with carrier oil[mashshre]
The Most Common Joint Pain is Arthritis
Arthritis is a joint disease that causes crippling pain, loss of mobility, and can contribute to weight gain which then makes the arthritic patient suffer even more, in a vicious cycle.
Doctors will tell you lose weight to help improve your joint mobility and reduce joint pain, but the pain can prevent you from doing the exercise you need to lose that weight. Relief from the pain will allow you to lose that weight you need to so that your overall health as well as your joint pain will improve.
The most common way of dealing with joint pain, is by using either prescribed or over the counter pain medications. While these medications are useful in dealing with acute pain, such as recovering from surgery, sprains, broken bones, and so on, they have very limited success in dealing with chronic pain conditions like arthritis. They also have serious side effects and in some cases are highly addicting when taken over long periods of time.
That’s why it’s important to look at your natural options for joint pain. I keep the best essential oils for joint pain by my bedside for easy access[mashshre]