Essential Oils and Pain
Four years ago, when I first introduced to high-quality essential oils, it took me a while to accept them into my healing regime. As an outside source of support, one in which I could not generate from within, I was leery. But then, the more I understood about essential oils, the more I understood how helpful they are when you are healing on the physical and emotional levels.
Essential oils penetrate your skin where they can PHYSICALLY relieve pain by reducing inflammation, assisting your body with cellular regeneration and acting as analgesics to numb the pain.
Have you ever had a smell take you straight back to childhood in an instant? That is the power of smell and essential oils. Smell is the only sense that is taken in through the olfactory nerve and goes directly your limbic system, commonly referred to as your EMOTIONAL BRAIN. All other senses are taken in via your thalamus and sent to your prefrontal cortex where it can determine how you will respond to the stimuli it is experiencing. Because essential oils have the ability to affect your emotional brain without you thinking about it or even being aware it is happening, they can quickly and easily help you to have the desired emotional outcome without much effort on your part.
When you are healing pain on both the PHYSICAL and EMOTIONAL levels, you increase your chances of success and reduce the risk of the pain showing up somewhere else. When you use essential oils to assist and support your body in healing on both these levels, you are making the process as easy and efficient as possible. Who doesn't want ease and efficiency when reducing pain, right?
Unlike prescription or over-the-counter drugs, essential oils do not override your bodies systems, nor do they typically cause reactions or side effects. They are not harmful to your digestive system or your liver, nor do they cause addiction or dependency. You may, however, find that you get secondary benefits and just feel better overall from using them.
The quality and purity of essential oils are critical! It not only determines how they will affect you and the outcomes you can expect, but adulterated oils can be downright harmful to your health. I personally use and recommend doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. doTERRA CPTG oils are the most potent and most tested essentail oils in the world.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent illness or disease. It is not a substitute for medical advice.