Sciatica pain is a tricky monster to calm, but there are solutions for relief that you deserve to know about. It’s frustrating to experience a pain so irritating and debilitating. Sciatica pain is quite common but it’s natural home remedies for pain relief are not so common.
It’s time to stop suffering. Get fast relief from sciatica pain with these natural remedies.
Ease Your Sciatica pain naturally with essential oils
Since sciatica may become worse with touch therapies, one way to effectively ease the pain is through essential oils. This can be done via aromatherapy or by applying a mixture of essential oils with a carrier, such as almond, olive, or jojoba oil to the painful area. Essential oils can also be used in a hot compress applied to the painful area.
Some oils that are commonly recommended, include:
- German Chamomile – German chamomile is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also stimulates the production of red blood cells. In addition to its sedative properties, German chamomile also acts as an anti-spasmatic and analgesic (pain reliever).
- Sweet Marjoram – Sweet marjoram has many of the same properties as German chamomile. It acts as an anti-spasmatic and promotes deep relaxation. It is also a powerful stimulant and should not be used during pregnancy.
- Cypress Oil – Cypress oil comes from the leaves (needles) and cones of the Mediterranean Cypress trees of Europe. It is used for stimulating blood circulation and is a powerful astringent. Like German chamomile and sweet marjoram, it is also an anti-spasmatic and often used to relieve the cramps, sprains, and strains of athletic injuries as well as the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Eucalyptus– In addition to its uses as a decongestant and germicide, Eucalyptus is an effective analgesic. It also has been found to have a stimulating effect on the mind.
Please keep in mind, that these essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin, but added to a massage lubricant, warm water, steam, or used as a compress. For example:
- If using as a compress, add four drops each of the German chamomile, marjoram, and cypress to about one teaspoon of massage oil, then add that mixture to a small bowl of very warm water. Use a washcloth or small towel to absorb the liquid. Wring it out and apply to the area of pain. Remove when compress becomes cool and repeat.
- If using in a massage session, add one or more of the essential oils in the proportion of 10-15 drops of oil to one ounce of carrier oil or crème. Allow the mixture to sit and blend for two to three hours before using.
- As a pain-relieving bath, 10 drops of essential oil can be added to warm water. Soak the body for no more than 15-20 minutes.
- When using steam, mix 10-20 drops of oil in a 6 oz spray bottle with a little water and fractionated coconut oil, then spray into the steam. You can keep it simple by using our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist which you can spray directly into the steam with no hassle. Steam allows essential oils to penetrate the pores and travel internally via the respiratory system.
Always remember to use high-quality essential oils for therapeutic use. Adding essential oils to your self-care is a great way to support your body in its own healing.
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