pain is a common condition that could be attributed by lots of factors.
Depending on the underlying cause, sometimes treatment is necessary to target
the exact cause of the pain. But many times, home remedies are often enough to
cope with. Here are a few remedies and essential oils for shoulder pain.
therapy is a good way to help ease inflammation, promoting pain relief. Heat
helps relieve stiffness and relax your muscles. And you may need both for
certain situations, for example if you shoulder pain is caused by arthritis.
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heat or cold therapy is affordable, simple, and practical remedy – you need to
clearly understand when and how to use it properly. This is important to get
benefits most and avoid potential risks of treatment.
on the cause of your shoulder pain, essential oils could be effective enough to
help relieve the problem. They are highly fragrant substances removed from the
roots, stems, petals, or other parts of certain plants through steam
type of essential oils has unique properties and benefits. These oils may be
used as blends or individually. But do they really work for pain relief?
on the underlying cause, here are a few examples of essential oils that may
work for your shoulder pain:
essential oil is derived mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, as the
name suggests, through steam distillation. It contains essential properties
such as calming, antimicrobial, anti-depressive, and powerful antioxidant
properties. Therefore it has been used in numerous different therapies for
decades. Does it also work for shoulder pain?
hard to find specific study to confirm the effectiveness of using lavender oil
for shoulder pain relief. But in general, several studies show that it acts as
a natural painkiller.
study suggests that topical application of lavender oil may help ease pain of
inserting needles for kidney dialysis. The result of this study was published
in Complementary Therapies in Medicine Journal.
combination of lavender oil and other essential oils may also help ease neck
pain when applied daily to the affected area, according to a study released in
the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
may help soothe menstrual pain and discomforts associated with dysmenorrhea
when massaged on the lower abdomen.
excellent remedy is also recommended for pains caused by sprains, sore &
tense muscles, lumbago, muscular aches, backache, or during recovery after
surgery . For
topical use, just gently rub it with carrier oil (like coconut oil) into the
area of your concern.
commonly, ginger is added to meals as a spice. It is gaining fame for its
uniquely preservation and flavoring capabilities. But it also has been used for
many decades in folk medicine. One of the best ways to use ginger as medicine
is with its oil.
oil contains potent anti-inflammatory properties, which are so good to help
relieve shoulder pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Substance
called zingibain is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent found in ginger. Studies
show it helps ease arthritis pain, muscle aches, headaches, and migranes. Also,
experts believe ginger oil helps reduce prostaglandins, compounds in the body
that provoke pain .
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relieve pain, it is usually used with topical application (rubbed topically on
an area of pain). If you are not a fan of ginger — orange oil, frankincense
oil, or turmeric oils could be your alternative choices.
lavender, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) belongs to the mint family. It
is gaining popularity as an aromatic herb, which also tastes yummy on potatoes
and roasted lamb.
It can be
a powerful essential oil, too. The oil is derived from the flowering tops and
leaves of the plant. It acts as invigorating and purifying since it has a
woody, evergreen-like scent.
rosemary is high in antioxidant properties. It has an antioxidant ORAC value of
11,070, making it as one of excellent free-radical fighting powerhouses to help
treat various ailments. For thousands of years, it has been used in traditional
medicine to help treat memory problems, digestive problems, and improve the
body immune system .
application with rosemary oil is also a good way to help ease aches and pains.
Dilute 2 drops of the oil into 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, and then gently rub
on the painful area of your shoulder. This will help ease inflammation and
essential oil is extracted from fruits (a type of citrus fruit) of a plant
called Citrus bergamia. As a natural remedy, it has been used for various
ailments like hypertension (high blood pressure), anxiety, depression,
digestive problems, fever, oral health, and respiratory conditions.
also effective to provide pain relief. It helps ease the symptoms of headaches,
sprains, and muscle aches. It carries analgesic effects and is recommended in
complementary medicine to ease tension in the body, according to a few studies
. Linalool, active
component in bergamot oil, may have a role to suppress effects on pain
receptors of the body. It’s not bad idea to give it a try if you have neuropathic
There is almost no side effect, especially if it’s used properly. But to keep safe, dilute first with coconut oil or other carrier oils. Then rub gently on sore muscles of your shoulder or where you feel tension.
are often symbolized as a source of protection and abundance. And did you know
that oil derived from cedars is also an essential oil for numerous ailments? It
has active components such as insecticidal, diuretic, antifungal, astringent,
sedative, and anti-inflammatory properties. For best result – look for 100%
pure, therapeutic grade product processed with CO2 extraction methods.
is excellent anti-inflammatory powerhouse, it may help lessen the pain
associated with inflammation of the tissues and joints. Plus, it helps soothe
the body tension and stress. It carries a calming and soothing effect on the
mind, making your pain and inflammation relieve more easily.
most essential oils, just apply it topically to areas of concern. Another idea,
try making yourself comfortable with 5-10 drops of cedar oil for a bath!
plant is a flowering plant. Its flower can be extracted and here is where the
essential oil comes from. The oil has some essential medicinal components,
including analgesic (painkiller) properties. Therefore it could also be one of
your alternatives for pain relief.
chamomile is loaded with soothing properties that will help you relax and get a
good sleep at night. And if you can sleep well, this can be so helpful to
manage and relieve your shoulder pain.
are 2 types of chamomile, Matricaria
chamomilla (German chamomile) and Anthemis
nobilis (Roman chamomile). The oil extracted from both types look similar,
but their composition is actually different in some medicinal properties. For
pain relief (especially pain that has to do with inflammation), the German
chamomile is probably better than the Roman chamomile since it contains azulene
(a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent).
oil extracted from clove (Eugenia
caryophyllata) is incredibly impressive to treat numerous different
ailments, ranging from improving gum health and helping acne to reducing
inflammation and promoting healthy blood circulation.
also effectively ease inflammation and pain. One study shows that eugenol —
the main component of clove oil which is also responsible for unique, powerful
fragrance of the clove — is indeed a strong anti-inflammatory agent . Although it is best
known for treating pain and discomforts associated with dental problems, it may
work for treating pain elsewhere in the body.
about clove oil for pain relief in this section!
because they are ‘natural’ remedies, this doesn’t mean you’re going without any
risks! It’s important to use them correctly.
a few precautions to remember: