Today,ms aromatherapy can provide comfort as it did thousands of years ago.
Aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils to promote health and well-being
The Egyptians, Romans and Chinese all used herbs and plants as part of their medical treatments and in France it is common for medically trained doctors to use aromatherapy oils.
The use of essential oils for pain management has become a more common and accepted form of treatment in recent years. The most frequent way of using the essential oils is through massage.
Conventional pain management techniques such as medication and nerve blocks may not be successful in people with MS, which is why complementary therapies such as aromatherapy may be beneficial.
People with MS who experience pain often have to deal with this alongside other symptoms
Massage is thought to be of benefit for pain for a variety of reasons. It is thought to stimulate the nerve fibres that reduce the transmission of pain impulses. It is also thought to improve the circulation of blood to the muscles and to help people relax and generally feel better in themselves, all of which may help them cope with their chronic pain.
Many people find that using aromatherapy oils in a warm bath helps them to relax and relieve their pain.
Some people take the essential oils internally either by adding them to drinks or using them in cooking. As some essential oils are toxic this should not be done unless under the direct supervision of a qualified aromatherapist
Emotional responses can be triggered by inhalation of essential oils that can result in the release of relaxing and sedative chemicals in the body. Alongside the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the essential oils this may be beneficial to people with MS in helping both their pain and their ability to relax
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