For decades, patients have been prescribed pain pills and BRM’s (Biological Response Modifiers) for relief against arthritis and further development of the disease. But over the decades, we have seen more and more ineffective approaches being used to the cure arthritis in middle-aged and elderly citizens.
Not only are many of these medications ineffective but many of these brand name prescriptions are known to be addictive and dependency drugs that have major adverse side effects such as depression, rashes, swelling, and anemia.
So now you might be asking, “Well, what is natural if not the drugs my doctor is giving me?” Unfortunately, most doctors are wooed into believing that these drugs work through sales presentations by drug representatives and medical industry professionals. The doctors also earn money when they prescribe you certain medications.
Luckily there are other ways to relieve arthritis in more natural ways using essential oils as the catalyst for change. Below are five natural essential oils to relieve arthritis pain and inflammation.
The “Real” Natural Approach
Essential oils have been documented to reduce inflammation and many essential oils carry compounds that act as anti-inflammatory agents within the body. Many of the prescription drugs such as Celebrix, as well as Advil and Tylenol, work in the same way as essential oils, yet many people are unaware of the power of these oils.
This essential oil, which is easily applied to the skin, is known as one of the best in the essential oil business as a “highly anti-inflammatory agent and joint pain reliever”. If you are dealing with arthritis than you are definitely experiencing pain and inflammation of the joints and muscles. Applying birch on a daily basis will help with the longevity of your condition and relieve pain naturally over time.
Yes, that’s right! Grapefruit is great for the body in many ways. First and foremost, it helps to uplift mood and equalize your levels of high euphoria. Chemically, grapefruit is great for flushing toxins from the body that contribute to arthritis. It’s an important remedy to have in any regiment.
Arthritis often spurs from a lack of circulation throughout the body. High blood pressure and cholesterol levels may contribute to a loss in energy and physical movement. Cypress has an essential oil form that is great for increasing circulation and lowering inflammation throughout the body. If you are using cypress essential oil make sure that you are balancing your efforts with a steady, healthy diet and a strong exercise plan.
4. Juniper Berry
This essential oil is one of the most common and well-known of the group in the world of natural health remedies. Like with birch, juniper berry is a great reducer of pain and inflammation throughout the body. Apply this with or without birch, but make sure that you are at least using one of these essential oils on a daily basis. Unlike prescription drugs, essential oils can be used daily without severe adverse side effects.
If you have ever applied peppermint to your skin than you know of the “tingling” sensation that you obtain from the application. Compounds in peppermint essential oils increase oxygen and circulation throughout the body with the relief of a “cooling sensation” on the skin. If you have applied Icy-Hot or Tiger Balm to an inflamed area on your body than you know that this sensation provides relief. If used long-term, you will be able to reduce, or possible eliminate, inflammation in known pain areas.
Go With the Natural Approach
Many of the same working compounds and molecules used in prescription drugs are prevalent in essential oils because everything comes from a raw material source. A drug lab can’t make something appear from nothing – they need to have raw materials in order to make products. The difference comes in the chemical processes created by lab rats within the drug arena. Many of these synthetically-infused processes extract the natural remedies out of the sources I have just explained, where they are mixed with harmful chemicals and other agents.
If you want natural results and longevity in your long-term health, I would recommend staying away from dependency drugs like pain killer and over-the-counter pain relievers.
This article was written by Brennen Kliffmueller. Brennen has seen countless relatives battle with arthritis and pointless medications and decided to research alternative pain relievers. Since finding out about the power of essential oils, he has seen so much improvement in the lives of his family members. Brennen also is a professional writer for 21Drops.com. To view more of his writing, visit his Google+.