General Pain Solutions
Chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults—more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Chronic pain is, quite simply, “the most prevalent human health problem ” and the leading cause of long-term disability according to a study done by the Institute of Medicine, 2011. Americans spend billions of dollars to treat chronic pain. A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research found the value of avoiding pain ranged from $56 to $145 per day, fluctuating due to factors like household income and severity of the pain. Not only is this a crazy amount of money to spend to feel good, but many people never really get out of pain. They only slightly reduce the amount of pain by using common Western medicine approaches. See Cost Breakdown of Chronic Pain here.
The other cost of pain is not measureable like the financial cost. This cost is the toll it takes on the patients well being and quality of life. The cost on your emotional state and self-esteem to be looked at as broken or disabled. The way pain can seem to drain your life of joy. Your pain may also affect your family, friends and loved ones in negative ways. These cost are often felt in even bigger ways than the financial costs.
General Pain Solutions
dōTERRA CPTG® Proprietary Blends for back pain, stiffness and inflammation
AromaTouch (the Massage Blend) - This blend combines the unique benefits of oils known to provide relaxing and comforting effects. AromaTouch combines our essential oils of Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit, and Lavender essential oils in a perfect blend that adds many important benefits to various massage techniques. This popular blend is a vital part of the doTERRA AromaTouch Technique, a proprietary method for applying essential oils to produce a profound whole-body wellness experience.
Balance (the Grounding Blend) - The oils in this blend are known for establishing feelings of calmness, peace, and relaxation. It can assist one in harmonizing various physiological systems of the body and promotes tranquility and a sense of balance.
Deep Blue (the Soothing Blend) - This blend contains Wintergreen, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, and Helichrysum oils that are well-known and are frequently studied for their abilities to reduce soreness, alleviate pain, and soothe inflammation.
Past Tense (the Tension Blend) -Known for their soothing effects on both the mind and body, the essential oils in PastTense quickly, promote feelings of relaxation and calm emotions. This blend has four of what I refer to as “Super Pain Oils”, meaning they all have strong anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and analgesic properties. These Super Pain Oils are wintergreen, lavender, peppermint, and Roman chamomile. In addition to the four Super Pain Oils, this blend also has Rosemary which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic, basil and frankincense which are wonderful anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic oils, as well as marjoram which is antispasmodic and analgesic. This blend will have you feeling more relaxed, in less pain and less inflamed in no time. And as a bonus, it comes in a convenient roller bottle for easy convienient application.
Rescuer (Kids Soothing Blend) - This blend was created for kids which means it is diluted for those with sensitive skin. This blend is ideal for soothing and comforting, achy, tired muscles and joints. The oils in this blend, Copaiba, Lavender, and Spearmint are known for their abilities to help relieve minor aches and pains.
HOW TO USE:
Apply to affected area neat. *oils must be used with carrier oil as they may cause skin irritation. Be careful and test skin as you go.
Either add a few drops of one or more oils to a carrier oil and massage into the area.
By Pain Type
Arthritis - Frankincense, rosemary, or marjoram.
Arthritic pain - Wintergreen or Marjoram.
Bone Spur - Wintergreen, cypress, or marjoram.
Bunion - Lemongrass or wintergreen
Bruises - Helichrysum, eucalyptus, or lavender followed by cool compress.
Burn/sunburn - Lavender followed by a cool compress.
Bursitis - Basil or cypress.
Carpal Tunnel - Basil, marjoram, or lemongrass.
Cuts - Lavender then helichrysum.
Cramps (digestive) - Fennel or Peppermint.
Cramps (menstrual) - Clary sage and/or marjoram.
Cramps (muscle) - Lemongrass, marjoram, or peppermint.
Disc Issues - Balance: apply 3 drops to affected vertebrae, then top with Deep Blue or Rescue.
Earaches - Melaleuca, basil, and lavender, behind ears(never in the ear canal).
Fibromyalgia - Wintergreen or Helichrysum.
Gout - Frankincense and basil followed by a hot compress.
Headaches-Peppermint and/or lavender on back of neck and temples, inhale.
Kidney Pain or stones - Cypress or juniper berry followed by a warm compress or bath.
Ligament - Marjoram, peppermint, lemongrass, or wintergreen.
Migraines - first sign: Apply frankincense to the roof of the mouth. To soothe: Apply basil, peppermint, and/or wintergreen to neck and temples.
Muscle pain - Marjoram, wintergreen, or peppermint.
Sciatica - Frankincense or basil.
Sprain - Marjoram or lemongrass.
Spasm - Lavender, marjoram, or helichrysum.
Tendonitis - Marjoram or lavender.
Toothaches - Clove or Lavender. Gargle with water and a drop of oil to treat the entire mouth.