Back pain is no joke. It can really limit what we’re free to experience in life and discourage our spirits. Medication has its place, but it doesn’t mean we need it for every tense muscle or pinched nerve. Menthol and eucalyptus products have lots of benefits to provide for back and muscle pain. So, we want to share with you some simple ways to experience relief naturally, without the pain pills.
3 Ways to Use Eucalyptus for Back Pain Relief
- Add 3-5 drops of straight eucalyptus oil directly onto sore muscles. Slowly massage into skin. It’s a strong oil though, and it may be best to dilute with coconut oil first until you know how your body responds.
- Add 15-50 drops of eucalyptus oil to a hot bath. Combined with the benefits of the oil, the heat of the water encourages muscles to relax and helps reduce next-day stiffness. For additional benefits, Epsom salts can be added to the water as well.
- The easiest option—and our favorite—is to get our top-grade Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist and simply spray it into the hot steam of your shower, or the warmth of any sauna/steam room. You’ll not only enjoy the relaxation in your muscles, but you’ll be breathing in the anti-inflammatory properties of the eucalyptus, reducing pain caused by inflamed muscles.
See a Chiropractor. Sometimes the solution is far more simple than we realize. Have a chiropractor check your alignment. If your spine is off balance even in one spot, it can pinch the nearby nerves, causing muscle tension and spasms.
Get Acupuncture. Doctors agree that acupuncture provides relief. Your body has a system of nerve nets and pathways all over your body. These pathways can become jammed and create pain. Acupuncture needles help to clear the congestion of the nerves so they can relax.
Drink Water. Hydrated muscles are happy muscles. Dehydration can cause the muscle fibers to become sticky and stiff. Drink more water and avoid food and drinks with caffeine, sugar, processed foods, excess salt, and alcohol.
Breathe Deeper. When we breathe deeply, we send more oxygen to the muscle tissues and calm the nerves. Don’t underestimate the power of 10 deep breaths when you’re in pain.
Remember, the body has an amazing ability to heal itself when supported well through proper lifestyle and health habits. Pain in the body is also a sign of something else going on, so in addition to getting relief naturally, be sure to investigate the cause with your doctor or natural medicine practitioner.
You don’t have to take pills for back pain anymore. Take advantage of true, natural healing today.
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