Many of us probably know someone or related to someone who has some sort of form or type of arthritis. A disease of imbalanced body chemistry – body’s inability to eliminate uric acid efficiently. Some of us are very good at getting rid of toxins and some are not.
A very complex association of factors are at play: nutrition, stress, obesity, emotional state of being( bottling up grief, hatred, anger, feeling of incompetence or un-achieved) – all these factors can have a very strong effect on the disease and all these factors must be taken into consideration when treating a person with essential oils.
Key essential oils are detoxifying, painkilling, and ruberfacient (increasing circulation).
Detoxifying oils such as juniper, cypress, fennel and lemon can be used in a baths or as a massage oil to help body get rid of toxins. Initially the condition might worsen, but only to improve later. Might get stiffer, this happens cause the body relaxes and releases toxins.
Painkilling, relaxing and anti-inflammatory oils of lavender and roman chamomile are of great importance here to ease the joint pain and reduce inflammation. These oils are great to use in the form of bath , compress and massage
And Last are the oils that increase circulation and some have a warming effect such as rosemary (of great importance here), ginger and black pepper. However with the warming oils you have to be careful, when you applying warming oils you have to keep your fingers moving immediately after applying the oils, otherwise the congestion can get worse rather than better.
Any of these forms of treatment can reduce pain, inflammation and make movement more possible.
I would recommend using the following essential oils for formula for compress or massage :
(Ginger) – optional.. remember to keep moving the affected area or it can get worse cause of the warming effect Ginger will have.
It might not be possible to undo all the damage the arthritis has done, if it has been longstanding, but it is will ease pain, reduce inflammation, increase mobility. And if it is treated EARLY ENOUGH you might be able to rehabilitate.
All methods should be implemented bath (juniper, marjoram, fennel), compress (juniper, lavender, chamomile, rosemary), massage (lavender, chamomile, rosemary, cypress), diet and mobility (gentle yoga is great).
However of great importance is diet, to help body rid of toxins and supplementation.