Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain, as well as fatigue, insomnia and mental fogginess.
I’m very familiar with all of these symptoms. That’s because I’ve been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. Some holistic health experts believe these two conditions are one in the same. Or, at the very least, arising from a single cause.
Keep reading and I’ll tell you about the special essential oil blend that I use for pain. I’ll also share another recipe I’ve used when my nerve inflammation acts up.
Learning I had adrenal fatigue was no surprise. I already knew a lot about alternative medicine. The problem was that I didn’t put it into practice. I ate a lot of junk food. Also, I did nothing about a particularly stressful situation, other than deciding to live with it.
Then I developed pain, especially on the right side of my body. It kept me up at night. It prevented me from walking.
So I had to get serious about getting my health back. This required a big lifestyle change. My diet had to totally change and I had to do something about that stressful situation. I’m so grateful that I’ve recovered to the point where I can live a normal life, practically free of pain.
Aromatherapy Recipe for Fibromyalgia
However, sometimes the pain returns. When it does, I’m ready. Instead of OTC pain medications, I a natural essential oil pain blend. This doesn’t have the side effects associated with NSAIDs. Also, at least for me, it works better than popping a pill. Rubbing a diluted aromatic recipe on the painful area brings fast relief.
Please understand that I’m not a doctor. So I can’t give medical advice. Also, I can’t promise that any recipe or particular product you may see on this site will help anyone else. I’m also not suggesting that any essential oil will treat or cure fibromyalgia. Instead, I’m just sharing information about what natural remedies help me. I hope my story of going from barely being able to function to leading a normal life again can inspire someone else.
I can tell you that I’ve thrown away every bottle of OTC drugs that used to be in my medicine cabinet. Now, essential oils are my first-line “go to” solution for pain control. If the pain is more intense, I use a homeopathic remedy.
Aromatherapy for Fibromyalgia
There are various aromatic pain blends available. If you don’t already own your own essential oils, you may want to consider a special blend made with multiple oils. This means you won’t have to buy nine or ten different kinds of essential oils. Instead, you can just buy one bottle. Aromatherapists believe that mixing oils together creates a synergy you won’t get with single oils.
The pain relief blend I use is called Rapid Relief. It’s made by Plant Therapy. I trust this brand because I know its oils are tested twice. (Once independently). I’ve been buying Plant Therapy products for years. They are highly regarded in the industry. World famous aromatherapy expert Robert Tisserand has also partnered with this company. Anyway, here’s one of my favorite Plant Therapy formulas.
Essential Oil Recipe for Fibromyalgia
If you already own a lot of essential oils, it’s also easy to make your own pain relief blend. Here’s a recipe using some of the most popular types of essential oils. Just like the Rapid Relief Synergy Blend, shown above, these aromatics need to be mixed with a carrier oil, such as olive oil, grapeseed oil or fractionated coconut oil. This is made from coconut oil, and is often used in aromatherapy because it’s less greasy and is easily absorbed.
Anyway, here is a DIY alternative to the synergy blend shown above.
2 tablespoons of carrier oil (Olive, grapeseed or fractionated coconut oil)
2 drops of peppermint oil (it’s available here)
2 drops of clove oil (it’s available here)
3 drops of myrrh essential oil (it’s available here)
1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil (it’s available here)
Mix these together. Use as needed for massage. Then store the remainder of this homemade blend in a clean glass jar in a cool dark place. Although it seems as if the ratio of aromatic to carrier oil is low, bear in mind that essential oils are highly concentrated. They can’t be applied to the skin unless they’re very diluted. Also, a carrier oil helps “carry” the healing compounds into your body.
Natural Relief for Fibromyalgia
I’ve found great relief from my fibromyalgia-like symptoms with essential oils and other natural remedies. One of these is a popular herbal formula called Zyflamend. Despite its pharmaceutical-sounding name, it’s not a drug. Instead, it’s a blend of 10 herbs, and it’s designed to curb excess inflammation naturally. Among its ingredients is tulsi, known as the “Queen of Herbs” in Ayurvedic medicine. You can read more about the benefits of Zyflamend here.
I’ve found that my natural remedies work better when I rotate them and avoid taking anything for too long. Part of this rotation includes spirulina. This super food is packed with nutrients, including the B-complex vitamins depleted by stress. It’s also believed to contain natural anti-inflammatory compounds.
I don’t like to write about fibromyalgia or adrenal fatigue without stressing the need for a healthy, balanced diet. I also realize that you may be dealing with physical fatigue and brain fog. So, if you need assistance with learning to cook real meals, help is available. I was lucky enough to have a friend to help. (My friend makes organic meals on the table every night.) So if you’d like to overhaul your diet, think of Real Plans as a friend who can help you negotiate the learning curve. There’s live chat available to help you learn how to easily put real food meals on the table, so you can nourish your body and hopefully start to feel better soon.
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