At some stage of their life, everyone will experience some pain or discomfort in the joints or muscles, whether due to everyday factors, such as over-exertion or bending wrongly, due to an accident, or illness such as the flu, or through sports or going to the gym. You could suffer from a torn muscle, muscle strain, tightness or pull, a sprain, tendon or ligament damage, nerve pain (such as sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome) or even a dislocation. Back pain is one of the most common ailments worldwide, and it is estimated that over 80% of people will experience a back problem at some time during their life. Worse is possibly yet to come. As we age we may develop a degenerative disease such as arthritis or develop complications due to diabetes or multiple sclerosis. Although it may be accentuated as we age, it’s safe to say that everyone will suffer from cramps or just general aches and pains, even if just caused by habitual day-to-day movements or tiredness. Nowadays people are becoming more informed about the long-term health risks of constantly popping a chemically prepared pill for pain relief, or the damage that the synthetic additives in the topically applied creams can do. Natural products such as essential oils are once again coming to the forefront for their ability to remedy and rectify a whole host of ailments in the human body without the harmful side-effects or causing drowsiness. Furthermore, they can be used as and when required, without any concerns about over-use or overdose. An area where essential oils excels is pain relief. Whilst essential oils have a plethora of different properties for an abundance of uses, many are known for their anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and analgesic properties – key factors to pain relief. Furthermore there are no side-effects or long-term effects, whether used either intermittently or for extended treatment. The great thing about essential oils is that, whilst once oil may have the desired properties when used individually, if added to a synergy blend its benefits can be amplified. One such synergy blend is the best selling Pain Relief Oil, made up of five distinctive ingredients chosen for their ability to reduce pain, inflammation, tension and spasms. This powerful elixir is perfectly blended, using exact proportions of each of the carefully picked oils, allowing them to reach their full potential and maximise their value, whilst strengthening each other’s effect and working in unison to make an exceptional blend to calm and soothe painful ailments and disorders. It is a long-lasting, non-warming natural and therapeutic remedy to rapidly diminish aches and pains. It is also worth noting that pain, especially when uncontrolled or experienced long-term affects us psychologically and is detrimental to our quality of life. It makes us bad tempered, anxious and even depressed. Anxiety in particular heightens our sensitivity to pain, thus exasperating the problem further, and even increasing muscle tension. Essential oils can help to remedy this too, as they are known for their ability to promote relaxation and relieve anxiety and depression, through their aroma or when absorbed through the skin, which is accentuated when used in massage. So what essential oils make up Pain Relief Oil, and why were they chosen? Let’s take a closer look: Black Seed Oil Black seed oil (Nigella Sativa) is a powerful immunomodulator and anti-inflammatory agent. One of its most important gifts, amongst its arsenal of benefits for almost all ailments and conditions, is its ability to readdress the gentle balance between protective and destructive inflammation, and counteract non-essential inflammation. By doing so it can reduce the symptoms of chronic conditions caused by destructive inflammation such as arthritis, and studies have indicated that black seed oil is able to critically rebalance the body’s inflammation reactions. Multiple studies have confirmed the analgesic properties of black seed oil. Black seed oil’s anti-inflammatory benefits are at the forefront of its power to bring relief to arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune condition which causes inflammation in the joint, caused by the immune system attacking its own tissue and joint. It is a chronic condition with no cure, and most often affects older patients. Since this condition is related to inflammation it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that black seed oil has demonstrated encouraging results in human studies. Black seed oil has also been shown to impact positively on osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis which is a degenerative breakdown of the cartilage within the joint, and causes a change to the underlying bone. The oil was noted to reduce levels of MMP (matrix metalloproteinase), the protein-melting enzyme responsible for destroying the bone and joint tissue. Eucalyptus Oil Eucalyptus oil has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, and research has confirmed its capability to relieve joint pain. In fact this oil is a key ingredient in a number of popular over the counter products for pain relief from conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This magical oil has a cooling effect on the skin, improves circulation, fights inflammation, and brings relief to sore and tired muscles. It is a popular oil for the relief of neuropathic pain, and studies have confirmed that it has strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, and is able to relieve nerve pain. Studies also supported its potential to suppress edema formation. Fennel Oil Fennel oil has a long history of use in traditional folk remedies for treating cramps and relieving pain. Various research studies have proven its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory competencies have been compared to that of the most popular and widely used over the counter NSAID, but without any side-effects or long-term risks. Fennel oil reduces pain by preventing the pain signal transmission to the brain. Studies on fennel oil for the relief of arthritis have confirmed its ability to decrease pain and inflammation and improve mobility. Fennel oil also supports the immune system, helping to counteract non-essential inflammation. It also has antispasmodic properties to soothe muscles and relieve cramps. Marjoram Oil Marjoram Oil has a substantial analgesic and antispasmodic action on the body, and is particularly useful for relieving muscle cramps, spasms and nerve pain, including conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, dysmenorrhea, tension headaches, migraine, chronic back pain and sciatica. It is able to reduce sprains, muscle strains and tightness. In one clinical study comprising 10,000 hospital admissions, marjoram essential oil had the strongest analgesic effect of all those tested. This oil is a relaxant and will reduce tension in the entire body with its warming, soothing effect, which is why it is at the forefront of most synergy blends for pain relief or relaxation. Sandalwood Soothing sandalwood oil has a long tradition of use within both traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine and other ancient cultures, and was often utilised for muscle problems. This precious oil sedates the nervous system, which allows it to reduce nerve pain, and it is indicated in the relief of sciatica. Sandalwood oil promotes blood circulation and is a natural relaxant and sedative against spasms and, as established by studies, is able to relax nerves and muscles, curing spasms, reducing pain, minimising inflammation and relieving tension throughout the body. Pain Relief Oil is a 100% natural alternative to over the counter synthetic remedies, with an appealing reviving aroma. It has an instant effect and immediately reduces pain, relieves swelling and relaxes muscle cramps or spasms. This therapeutic blend is well known and widely used by chiropractors to speed the recovery process. Don’t let pain take over your life. Take back control with Pain Relief Oil. Whatever your ailment – acute or chronic pain, sore muscles, cramps or spasms, back pain, joint pain, sprains, chronic inflammation or arthritis – Pain Relief Oil is an excellent addition to your pain management arsenal. It’s also an essential part of your gym or sports kit to remedy aches and pains on the spot. How to Use Pain Relief Oil
- Use as and when required. Simply massage into the affected area.
- To reduce long-term inflammation, use a minimum of twice a day over a two week period.
- May also be used in massage therapy.