DoTerra Essential Oil Treatment For:
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is the area where two bones meet. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.
Arthritis involves the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage normally protects a joint, allowing it to move smoothly. Cartilage also absorbs shock when pressure is placed on the joint, such as when you walk. Without the normal amount of cartilage, the bones rub together, causing pain, swelling (inflammation), and stiffness.
Joint inflammation may result from:
- An autoimmune disease (the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue)
- Broken bone
- General “wear and tear” on joints
- Infection, usually by bacteria or virus
Usually the joint inflammation goes away after the cause goes away or is treated. Sometimes it does not. When this happens, you have chronic arthritis. Arthritis may occur in men or women.
Arthritis causes joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement. Symptoms can include:
- Joint pain
- Joint swelling
- Reduced ability to move the joint
- Redness of the skin around a joint
- Stiffness, especially in the morning
Warmth around a joint
A physical exam may show:
- Fluid around a joint
- Warm, red, tender joints
- Difficulty moving a joint (called “limited range of motion”)
Some types of arthritis may cause joint deformity. This may be a sign of severe, untreated rheumatoid arthritis.
The goal of treatment is to reduce pain, improve function, and prevent further joint damage. Essential oils can reduce inflammation and will provide pain relief but is less proficient at reversing damage if the condition has progressed to the point of destruction of joint structures.
Like most treatable conditions with essential oils, everyone reacts differently. What might be most effective with some, others have found a different blend more effective. What is important is consistency and enduring the trial and error phase as you find an oil or blend that is most efficacious for you.
DoTERRA Essential Oil Arthritis Treatment:
Apply Deep Blue Rub (see below) to area of concern each morning, at least once mid-day and anytime extreme pain occurs.
Rub 2-4 drops each of 2 or more of the following at night before bed; Geranium Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Marjoram Oil, Basil Oil, and/or AromaTouch Oil Blend
Drink 3-5 drops of Lemon Oil in full glass of water daily. –
(Must be in an actual glass-lemon will pull toxins out of plastics)
Continue above regiment until till symptoms dissipate.
Details of Oils:
Deep Blue Rub: It is a blend of some of the most effective analgesics, and anti inflammatory oils that exist. Blue Tansy, Camphor, Helichrysum, Osmanthus, Peppermint and wintergreen to name a few. Wintergreen is an oil often associated with analgesic creams such as icy-hot and Ben-Gay. Primarily because these products use a synthetically produced chemical (methyl salicylate) that originates from wintergreen (gaultheria procumbent) and has proven effective as a warming pain reliever. However by using Deep Blue, you actually experience the product in its natural 100% pure state.
Geranium: Due to its analgesic characteristics it is often used as a topical agent for individuals suffering with arthritis or rheumatism. Geranium stimulates the immune system, aids in poor circulation, is anti-mucolytic, uplifting to the mood and its calming effect on the nervous system is pronounced.
Lemongrass: is for healing ligaments, tendons, and cartilage, it helps with regenerating connective tissue, circulation, repairing ligaments, tissue regeneration, muscles and bones
Marjoram: is for muscles, spasms, rheumatism, sprains, stiff joints, aches, neuralgia, pain, tension—good for muscles and bones
AromaTouch: is great for pain, inflammation, spasms, circulation and healing.
Basil: It is noted as a natural nerve tonic, with the ability to be stimulant and/or restorative depending on the body’s needs
HELPFUL LIFESTYLE CHANGES
Exercise programs may include:
- Low-impact aerobic activity (also called endurance exercise)
- Range of motion exercises for flexibility
- Strength training for muscle tone
Physical therapy may be recommended. This might include:
- Heat or ice
- Splints or orthotics to support joints and help improve their position; this is often needed for rheumatoid arthritis
- Water therapy
- Get plenty of sleep. Sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night and taking naps during the day can help you recover from a flare-up more quickly and may even help prevent flare ups.
- Avoid staying in one position for too long.
- Avoid positions or movements that place extra stress on your sore joints.
- Try stress-reducing activities, such as meditation, yoga, or tai chi.
- Eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, which contain important vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E.
- Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acides, such as cold water fish (salmon, mackerel, and herring), flaxseed, rapeseed (canola) oil, soybeans, soybean oil, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.
- Lose weight, if you are overweight. Weight loss can greatly improve joint pain in the legs and feet.