Aromatic Relief for Pain

By Linda Anne Kahn Clinical Aromatherapist

There are three main types of pathophysiology that can be considered to result in pain in the majority of people: nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain, and sensory hypersensitivity. It is important to recognize that multiple pain conditions may coexist, and chronic pain may change over time.

Are you in pain? The leading cause of pain is due to chronic inflammation. Huge numbers of Americans regularly take over the counter pain killers each week. Many of these NSAIDS drugs, like Ibuprofen, cause gastrointestinal problems and also reflux disease.

Consider using aromatherapy to help with pain and soothe and decongest your tissue. Extracts of Boswellia, the source of biblical frankincense, has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties in human and mouse studies. The essential oil of Plai is high in a terpene called sabinene and has pain-relieving and analgesic properties. Plai has also helped ease the pain and inflammation of arthritis and joint problems.

Ask your Clinical Aromatherapist to make a blend to help with joint problems, especially where inflammation is present. Peppermint essential oil has an analgesic effect and can soothe painful areas. For arthritis and rheumatism blend chamomile, marjoram, and ginger in massage oil. We can create a specialized blend formulated specifically for your needs. Myrrh is a resin that comes from a tree in Somalia comes from a tree called Commiphora myrrha, common in Africa or the Middle East Myrrh has many medicinal powers and has been used widely for the treatment of pain and inflammatory diseases,

Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and bones.

Varenya essentials blend “Relief” has a synergistic blend of essential oils of lavender, marjoram, peppermint and rosemary to soothe and ease symptoms of overworked muscles and joints. The nerves in your body register pain, so when nerves are damaged, the condition will be quite painful. Essential oils of lavender, chamomile, and marjoram are also excellent at easing the pain of a pinched nerve or sciatica.

You need to experience this warming and soothing blend to help reduce the feeling of everyday aches. Useful for muscle fatigue, for maintaining good joint mobility and nerve pain.

Instructions for use:

  • Dilute 8 drops into 1 oz of lotion, apply or add to a bath with milk or whey powder. Dilute with coconut or peanut oil and apply it to the lower back and hips or to affected areas.
  • When you use this oil synergy, blended by a master blender, your pain will reduce and have improved sleep.
  • Of course, you should eat an anti-inflammatory diet to help support your body.

Enjoy your pain-free days!

For a customized consultation and aromatherapy blend email: [email protected]

Linda Anne Kahn

Linda Anne Kahn NCTMB CLT-LANA CMT CHNC Is a Clinical Aromatherapist with over 30 years of experience. She is an Internationally trained Beauty Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Lymphedema Therapist. She is the founder and president of Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Day Spa and Lymphatic Therapy Services in San Diego. She continues her longstanding mission and philosophy of a holistic approach to treat all facets of a person’s wellbeing for optimum health. She stresses the emotional, mental, physical connection to bring about relaxation, health, energy, and happiness to help her clients, staff, and patients

She can be found at: Lymphedema and Lipedema Nutrition Guide