Friday, February 26, 2016

Frankincense essential oil for pain relief - a story

An inspiring story that demonstrates the healing power of frankincense essential oil for pain relief.
"About five years ago, I suddenly developed an allergy to most prescription pain meds, in fact, the only one I could take was Darvocet. Since then, Darvocet has ...been taken off the market, thereby leaving me with absolutely no prescription painkillers that I can take. There are a couple of things I can take if I'm in the hospital, but they don't come in pill form. You can understand why the essential oils are such a welcome addition to my life. I've mentioned this before, but before the essential oils, I was taking Lyrica every night to be able to rest, I also took mild muscle relaxers from time to time. I am completely off the Lyrica and able to move better than I have in years (I have Fibromyalgia), I go to sleep, I rest well and I awake feeling better than I did for a long time. They really do work. 
I put 2-3 drops of frankincense under my tongue twice a day. I didn't realize how much it helped until I ran out. I also have a sleep blend in a roller bottle that I keep by my bed to put on my feet, wrists, etc.wherever to help me rest at night, but the frankincense is an anti-inflammatory, that's why it helps the fibro.  I had to get off the Lyrica, I was noticing problems with my memory."

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Rose and orange essential oils promote relaxation

Inhalation of rose and orange essential oils have been found to promote physiological and psychological relaxation in university students.

Read the abstract of the study here.

Igarashi et al. 2014. Effects of olfactory stimulation with rose and orange oil on prefontal cortex activity. Complement Ther Med. Dec 22(6):1027-31