While many people rely on a constant diet of pills to ease their pain, chiropractors value the body’s ability to heal itself. For centuries, many natural things were used to soothe the pain of people that came before us. What helped people “back then” can and still does help people today. Essential oils are something chiropractors may choose to use in order to provide natural relief from pain.
Essential oils are natural oils typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which they’re extracted. In other words, they come from nature rather than being manufactured by people.
For soothing sore muscles and joints, chiropractors might recommend the following essential oils for sustained results: wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, German chamomile and others.
To help calm tension in the body, increase circulation, and smooth out limbs, a blend of basil, grapefruit, cypress, peppermint and other essential oils may be combined for a comforting massage blend.
If you’ve been feeling anxious, try smelling warm and woody aromas coming from spruce, frankincense and blue tansy to feel tranquil.
For head and neck tension, essential oils like lavender, peppermint, cilantro, Roman chamomile, rosemary and wintergreen can help.
Speaking of wintergreen, it’s a wonderful essential oil, overall, for making achy muscles and joints feel better. Rub some on to the parts bothering you for natural healing and relief.
Why would a chiropractor use essential oils on the body? It’s important to relax muscle tissue first, before making adjustments. Just like you’d want to calm a person down before telling them something intense, you’d want to have your body relaxed before a chiropractor made manual adjustments. Essential oils are used to soothe and relax a person. They can be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin within 30 seconds of their application. They’re handy helpers for both the chiropractor and the patient.