topical application, always use your chosen essential oil with carrier oil. In high
concentrations, it may cause skin irritation or other counterproductive
effects. So you need to dilute it! There are many carrier oils to choose from. These
include sesame, avocado, sweet almond, jojoba, apricot kernel, olive, and
patch test is worth a try. Some people are allergic to some oils. If you’re one
of them, apply a bit of diluted essential oil with carrier oil on your forearm.
It should be OK to use if there is no any counterproductive reaction after
your doctor first before trying any herbs or alternative treatments (including
essential oils) if you’re pregnant, nursing, or taking certain medication. Some
essential oil, especially if not properly used, could be counterproductive
during pregnancy and breastfeeding. And some may cause medication interactions.
using large amounts of any essential oils at a time. Or ask your doctor first
if you have to!
some essential oils are not recommended for children, especially those under
age 2 years. Even rosemary oil should not be used topically for children under
general, essential oils are safe for most people. However, there is always a
chance that a few people might react negatively. So it’s much better to be
aware of the risks or side effects associated with each type of essential oil
you’re going to.
when topically applied, might cause skin irritation for people who’re allergic
to – though this is uncommon. It might also affect the normal hormone
development in young children, so avoid using it for children who have not yet
achieved their puberty.
may provoke the risk of bleeding. Don’t use its oil if you’re taking a blood
should not be applied to mucous membranes, eyes, and any sensitive areas!
oil may increase sensitivity to the sunlight. Therefore it should not be used
with any other medications that provoke this negative side effect to prevent skin
rashes, blisters, or sunburn. Make sure to always use protective clothing and
sunblock when you need to spend hours for your outdoor activities.
oil is not recommended to be used internally, it is not safe to consume. So
it’s only recommended for topical application (external use).
derived from the Roman chamomile may act as an emmenagogue, stimulating blood
to flow into the pelvic area. Therefore, don’t use it during pregnancy!
large doses, eugenol of clove oil may cause skin irritation. So as with most
essential oils, don’t overdo it! Moreover, it’s not recommended if you’re regularly
taking blood-thinning medications because it slows down blood clotting.
oils are not recommended if you have particular health medications that make
their potential side effects more likely to occur. Mostly, they are not
recommended for diabetics, though a few of them (e.g. bergamot oil) may help
control /lower blood sugar levels. Therefore it’d better to ask your doctor
first if you have a medical condition.
than being added for food flavoring, apple cider vinegar provides a variety of
health advantages. It provides numerous essential components — including
antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties — which play a role to help
improve swelling and pain associated with inflammation .
any scientific evidence to support its effectiveness for pan relief?
Unfortunately, currently there is no cut answer for that question. However, it
has been used for many years in traditional medicine to help treat various
ailments, including for pain management.
people with arthritis find that it helps relieve their arthritis pain. So it’s
not bad idea to give it a try to help relieve your shoulder pain, especially if
your pain has to do with inflammation. Plus, it is an inexpensive remedy and
affordable to try.
for local pain relief, apply it topically with a cotton ball twice a day. Make
sure to dilute it with carrier oil to reduce the risk of skin irritation. Taking a bath with the vinegar before bed is
also a good idea. Add 1 cup of apple
cider vinegar, and take about 15-20 minutes in your evening bath. This may help
ease swelling and stiffness of your shoulder.
there is no risk because apple cider vinegar is safe for most adults. But it
you experience an adverse reaction, stop the therapy!
salt bath has lots of folk remedy claims, including for pain relief. Although
there aren’t a lot of evidences to confirm its effectiveness, in fact it’s one
of common alternative options to help relieve pain associated with various
conditions such as arthritis, sunburn, sore muscles, fibromyalgia, and tired
Epsom salt? Its chemical structure is like a salt, but it’s not like the salt
you put on fries. It’s different from Dead Sea salts and fancy bath crystals. It
is not expensive. You can get a large box for a few dollars.
it work? Soaking in warm water can drive your muscles to relax. This also will
loosen your stiff joints. And adding Epsom salt may make these benefits more
likely, because it breaks down into sulfate and magnesium in water.
How to use it? Make sure the water is warm enough (but not hot) — very hot water can hurt your skin, making it drying out. Add 1-2 cups of the salt (for a standard-sized tub), it’d better to add it while the water is running so it dissolves more effectively. Then soak in water with your shoulder for about 15-20 minutes – just relax!