Essential Oils for Healthy Joints and Inflammation
Many times our lifestyle over the years can be the reason we have inflammation in our bodies that ultimately causes disease. My husband has been battling major joint pain in his knees. In an effort to find some healing through essential oils, I came across this study documented in 2010 in the Journey of Lipid Research;
“Here, we show that COX-2 promoter activity was suppressed by essential oils derived from thyme, clove, rose, eucalyptus, fennel, and bergamot in cell-based transfection assays using bovine arterial endothelial cells. Moreover, from thyme oil, we identified carvacrol as a major component of the suppressor of COX-2 expression and an activator of PPARα and γ. PPARγ-dependent suppression of COX-2 promoter activity was observed in response to carvacrol treatment.”
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In addition to the use of essential oils for inflammation and pain, we attempt to aid the healing of our bodies in the following ways:
Get a Good Night’s Sleep – reduced sleep and insomnia does not allow the body time enough to repair and heal during the night. Essential oils, such as Lavender, Peace and Calming, Surrender and RutaVala can help us sleep better.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety – reducing your stress or anxiety also helps reduce the inflammatory response in your body. Essential oils help us manage anxiety.
Eat a Healthy Diet – eating a healthy diet with plenty of water, fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates reduces inflammation. Adding healthy fats such as omega 3s and olive oil to your diet will also help.
Detoxification – detoxing the lymphatic system of pollutants and chemicals.
Exercise Regularly – Exercise removes toxins from the lymph system and reduces inflammation.
Supplements/Vitamins – Choose a whole food vitamin and mineral supplement, not one that is synthetically made. Folic acid, B vitamins, and vitamins C, D and E have anti-inflammatory effects for the body.
Support Immune system – support your immune system with probiotic and enzyme supplements for a healthy intestinal tract.
Consult your physician before use if you are pregnant or have high blood pressure.This information is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or the Therapeutic Goods Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness or injury should consult with a physician. This information is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or mitigate any disease. Always consult your healthcare provider for your best care. Information provided here is for EDUCATION PURPOSES ONLY and is in NO WAY intended to replace proper medical advice. IT IS NOT for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness or disease. Every individual is different, thus what may work for one may not work for another person. We recommend you consult with the professional health authorities of your choice. Remember, taking responsibility for your health is your own personal.