Essential Oils for Effective Pain Relief
Essentials oils are proven to be particularly effective at easing and management of chronic pain. They can be as effective as, or even better than, the modern day analgesics (pain relieving).
Some of the most effective essential oils for pain relief are:
Health practitioners have known for centuries that Capsicum is much more than a culinary spice. It has a long tradition as a powerful, active ingredient. It is cultivated and harvested in warmer regions of the world and the fruits containing the highest amount of specific hard substances are used for medical purposes.
Capsicum is proven as an effective treatment of muscle and back pain. When used externally, it stimulates blood flow, reduces muscle spasms & relieves discomfort by decreasing the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
Capsicum relaxes the muscles by increasing the blood flow, transport of oxygen & nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissues.
When utlised in the form of a heat patch, the heat derived from the capsicum helps facilitate the stretching of soft tissues and muscles. This alleviates stiffness, increases flexibility, and enhances an overall feeling of comfort and ease.
Menthol is the powerful organic compound found in the plant family ‘genus Mentha’, more commonly known as the mint and peppermint plants. Menthol tackles pain in three different ways all at once.
Methol is a natural analgesic. When applied, molecules called ligands attach themselves to receptors in your cell triggering a change. The menthol ligand attaches to the kappa Opioid receptor, which produces a numbing effect.
Another reason menthol works so well when applied on those aching muscles is because it triggers a process called vasodilation. Blood vessels in the area widen, increasing blood flow to the area and reducing the skin barrier function. As a result, other medicinal ingredients typically found in that lotion along with the menthol get to work faster while the increased blood flow itself bring nutrients necessary for cellular repair and carry away waste.
Finally, one of the biggest culprits behind muscle aches and pains is inflammation. The Latin word for inflammation is inflammare which means “to set on fire.” Menthol brings a wonderful cooling sensation by stimulating thermoreceptors in the skin cells which help your body recognize temperature changes. Your skin doesn’t actually change temperature. Instead, menthol causes a signal to be sent which your brain interprets as cold, relieving the uncomfortable heat of inflammation. That’s why many first aid products use menthol for cooling in place of ice.
A white, waxy solid material when extracted and purified, camphor is present throughout the wood, roots and leaves of the camphor laurel tree. When first applied camphor oil numbs and cools the peripheral nerve endings, then warms the painful area as it stimulates circulation to cold, stiff muscles and limbs.
The warming Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the bark and leaves of the eucalyptus tree. It is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature. Eucalyptus oil works naturally by increasing blood flow that in turn brings more oxygen to brain to improve healing process. It is often recommended to patients suffering from rheumatism, lumbago, sprained ligaments and tendons, stiff muscles, aches, fibrosis and even nerve pain.
EcoPainEze pain relief patches are formulated with Capsicum, Eucalyptus, Camphor and Menthol. The combinatio of these powerful essential oils effectively target pain and relax muscles naturally.
EcoPain Eze Patches are target temporary relief of aches & pains of muscles and joints associated with; Back Pain, Muscular Aches, Rheumatism and Arthritis, Sciatica, Joint Stiffness, Sports Injuries, Sprains and Strains.