Essential Oils for Multiple Sclerosis
What Does Aromatherapy do?
Essentials oils are the newest trend. If you are late to the party, that’s OK. They’ve been around for centuries so they are likely to stick around for a while more. There’s plenty of research behind this aromatic fad. We’ve uncovered some ways essential oils that might help with multiple sclerosis.
Like herbs and minerals, the FDA does not regulate essentials oils. Most medical doctors don’t consider them a valid treatment for what ails you, but those who use them are true believers. But check with your doctor first. If you have allergies or anaphylaxis, you’ll probably want to avoid most essential oils. By and large, though, they’re worth a try.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information states that, in MS patients, “essential oils (aromatherapy) may give symptomatic relief with sleep, relaxation, joint mobility, and an improved sense of well-being.” Below is a list of the essential oils to that may help to ease symptoms of various conditions.
Massage Today suggest these uses of essential oils:
For Pain: Spike lavender, sweet marjoram, lavender, petitgrain, Roman and German chamomile, clary sage, lemongrass, helichrysum, peppermint, ginger, black pepper.
For Stress: Rose otto, frankincense, clary sage, sweet orange, bergamot, grapefruit, ylang ylang, sandalwood, neroli, sweet marjoram, petitgrain, mandarin, lavender, rose geranium, tangerine, jasmine.
For Sleep: Lavender, neroli, jasmine, marjoram, Roman chamomile.
For Sense of Well-Being: Frankincense, lavender, rose, mandarin, neroli, helichrysum.
For Headaches: Lavender, peppermint, marjoram, Roman chamomile.
For Circulation: Rosemary, ginger, black pepper, peppermint, lemongrass, rose geranium.
Early research shows more possible benefits for essential oils in these areas:
For Antioxidant Properties: Lavender.
For Anticancer Properties: Lemongrass, thyme.
For Anti-inflammatory Properties: Myrrh, frankincense.
For Nausea: Peppermint, spearmint.
For Hormone Regulation: Thyme, coconut.
For Brain Function and Nerve: Coconut.
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