Do Essential Oils help with pain relief?

Here are some studies that look at Essential Oils and Pain Relief

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27872812

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of the Essential Oils of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) in Experimental Rheumatoid Arthritis.

https://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org/living-with-ra/diet/essential-oils/

Essential oils and Rheumatoid Arthritis

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033

Essential Oils used in Aromatherapy.  Conclusion: From above reports and study, we can conclude that aromatherapy is natural and noninvasive gift of nature for humans. It’s not only the disease symptoms which are eradicated but the whole body is rejuvenated by the use of aroma. Aromatherapy regulates the physiological, spiritual and psychological upliftment for the new phase of life. This therapy is not only preventive but also can be used in the acute and chronic stages of disease. Pharmaceutical industries are trying for environmental friendly, alternative and natural medicine for disease associated with pathogens and metabolism. There may be a possibility of enhancing the rate of reaction and bioavailability of drugs from the use of these essential oils.

https://aromaticstudies.com/essential-oil-therapy-for-shingles/

Essential Oil Therapy for Shingles

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27863613

Effect of aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil on pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: A randomized controlled clinical trial.  Conclusion: Aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil was found effective in relieving pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis. However, further studies are needed to confirm findings of this study.

http://www.apmhealth.com/blog/bid/386942/3-Pain-Fighting-Powers-of-Essential-Oils

Essential oils are so effective because they by-pass the digestive system and become absorbed directly into the blood stream. With millenniums of successful use, they not only provide enticing, awakening and pleasant aromas, they help fight pain by reducing inflammation, anxiety and stress. Whether you are using essential oils for your health or your home, relieving pain is just one of the amazing powers packed into the little bottle.

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