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Kan man anvende æteriske olier til smertelindring?

Hvis medicin ikke afhjælper dine smerter, eller hvis du leder efter et mere naturligt alternativ til medicin, findes der mange æteriske olier som kan hjælpe med at lindre din smerte.

Hver af disse olier har en række egenskaber som kan hjælpe din krop på forskellige måder.

Æteriske olier kan ikke bare anvendes til smertelindring, men mange æteriske olier har også antiinflammatoriske og antispasmodiske egenskaber, hvilket gør dem passende til en række skader og lidelser.  

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  • Hvorfor anvende aromaterapi til smertelindring?
  • Hvilke æteriske olier kan hjælpe med smertelindring?
  • Hvordan man anvender æteriske olier til smertelindring
  • Er det sikkert at anvende æteriske olier til smertelindring?
  • Opsummering

Hvorfor anvende aromaterapi til smertelindring?

For mange mennesker der lider af kroniske smerter, er tanken om at tage en cocktail af medicin blot for at klare dagen ikke optimalt, for ikke at nævne at det kan være hårdt for kroppens organer. Mange oplever også at smertestillende medicin alene ikke er nok. Hvis du i øjeblikket er afhængig af medicin for at kunne komme igennem hverdagen, og leder efter et naturligt alternativ eller et supplement, så kan æteriske olier være løsningen.

Æteriske olier kan hjælpe med at forbedre dit fysiske, følelsesmæssige og mentale velvære, og de reducerer også smerter hos mange mennesker. Hver olie har sin egen unikke aroma, sammen med en række fordele. Du kan vælge at bruge disse olier individuelt, eller kombinere dem som en blanding.

Forskning har vist at bestemte æteriske olier kan hjælpe med at mindske symptomerne på en lang række problemer, inklusiv hovedpine, migræne, inflammation, kronisk smerte, muskel- og ledsmerter relateret til gigt, menstruationskramper, fødselssmerter, og mere.

Hvilke æteriske olier kan hjælpe med smertelindring?

Hver æteriske olie har sine egne fordele, og forskellige olier passer til forskellige lidelser. Vi har håndplukket nogle af vores favorit æteriske olier som kan tilbyde smertelindring.   

Lavendelolie: ikke kun til søvn

Æterisk lavendelolie er blevet anvendt i århundreder til behandling af mange forskellige lidelser, fra søvnløshed til angst og stort set alt derimellem. Men nyere forskning har bevist, at lavendel også er effektiv som smertelindring, samt en af de mest effektive æteriske olier til behandling af inflammation.

I 2015 opdagede forskere at æterisk lavendelolie effektivt lindrer smerte og reducerer hævelse.  Denne forskning opdagede endda, at lavendelolie lindrer smerte i en grad der kan sammenlignes med receptmedicinen tramadol når den fortyndes med en bærende olie og anvendes på huden. Dette tyder på at æterisk lavendelolie kan anvendes til at behandle smerter og tilhørende inflammation.

Lavendelolies smertelindrende effekt blev også målt i børn. I 2013 blev der foretaget en undersøgelse for at måle effekten inhalering af lavendelolie  havde på børn som havde fået udført en mandelektomi. Børnene som inhalerede æterisk lavendelolie var i stand til at reducere deres mængde af smertelindrende medicin, og beviste dermed lavendelolies smertelindrende effekt.

Æterisk lavendelolie har også vist sig at være effektiv til behandling af hovedpine og migræne. En undersøgelse fra 2012 vurderede effekten inhalering af lavendelolie havde på mennesker som led af migræne. Resultaterne viste, at lavendelolie reducerede graden af migræne, og at olien dermed er et effektivt valg mod migræne.  

Økologisk Lavender Æterisk Olie
Økologisk Lavender Æterisk Olie
Økologisk Lavender Æterisk Olie
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Muskatel salvieolie: ideel til menstruationskramper

Muskatel salvie er en del af myntefamilien, og anvendes ofte til madlavning og i te. Men muskatel salvie æterisk olie er også kraftfuld og anti-inflammatorisk, alt imens den reducerer smerter.

En undersøgelse fra 2012 målte effekten af aromaterapi message med en blanding af muskatel salvie, lavendel og merian æteriske olier på menstruationskramper. Forskerne opdagede at både varigheden og intensiteten af menstruationskramperne blev reduceret væsentligt ved anvendelse af denne blanding æteriske olier.

Man kan også bruge æteriske olier under fødsel. Muskatel salvie æterisk olie anvendes ofte for at stimulere livmoderens veer under fødsler, og mange kvinder er trofaste brugere af aromaterapi ved fødsler for at reducere fødselstiden. Du bør dog ikke anvende muskatel salvieolie under en graviditet før du har nået din termin, da den kan føre til for tidlige veer. 

Muskatel salvie æterisk olie har også vist sig at kunne sænke højt blodtryk, forbedre mentalt velbefindende og berolige angst - almindelige symptomer for mennesker, som lider af kroniske smerter.

Eukalyptusolie: kølende smertelindring

Originating from the evergreen eucalyptus tree which is native to Australia, eucalyptus essential oil has been used medicinally since the 18th century when doctors began using the steam-distilled oil to treat chest problems. By the late 1800s, eucalyptus oil was being prescribed for respiratory conditions, and countless benefits of this oil are still being discovered today.

A 2013 study investigated the effects of inhaling eucalyptus oil on pain. Patients were asked to inhale eucalyptus oil for 30 minutes on three consecutive days after knee replacement surgery. This resulted in a reduction in both pain and blood pressure, suggesting that eucalyptus oil is an effective essential oil for joint pain.

Eucalyptus oil acts as a counterirritant, similar to menthol. This means that it irritates the skin when applied, causing the skin to feel either hot or cold. This effect has been shown to increase circulation, helping to reduce pain. For this reason, eucalyptus oil is one of the ingredients in many topical analgesics, offering relief from back pain along with muscle sprains and strains.

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, eucalyptus oil is often used to relieve the joint and muscle pain associated with arthritis. If you’re looking for a natural arthritis treatment or one of the most effective essential oils for muscle pain, eucalyptus essential oil could help.  

Økologisk Eucalyptus Æterisk Olie
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Bergamot oil: Uplifting and soothing

Bergamot essential oil contains linalool and carvacrol, compounds which have been proven to reduce both pain and swelling. 

A review of studies in 2019 investigated how different essential oil compounds affect the response to pain in both humans and animals. The review concluded that both linalool and carvacrol have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes bergamot oil one of the most effective essential oils for back pain.

A study published in 2015 concluded that injected bergamot oil or its compounds are effective in treating chronic pain in animals. This study found that bergamot essential oil was particularly effective in reducing neuropathic pain resistant to opioid medication. So while it doesn’t make topical bergamot oil conclusively effective, it’s certainly worth a try. And if all it does is brighten your mood, this alone can help reduce your pain.   

Økologisk Bergamot Æterisk Olie
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Peppermint oil: Not just for toothpaste

Extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant, peppermint oil is often found in foods, toothpastes and toiletries. However, peppermint essential oil also has analgesic properties.

A 2007 study investigated the effects of treating patients suffering from shoulder pain with aromatherapy acupressure. This used peppermint essential oil, in combination with lavender and rosemary oils. Researchers found that the group receiving treatment with peppermint oil experienced a 30% reduction in pain, compared to only 15% in the placebo group.

Peppermint oil has also been proven to relieve the symptoms of migraines and tension headaches in some people. A 2008 study found that topical application of a 10% peppermint oil solution on the forehead and temples of migraine sufferers offered effective pain relief as well as reducing both nausea and light sensitivity.
  

Økologisk Peppermint Æterisk Olie
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Rose oil: Sweet and effective

As well as smelling delicious, rose essential oil has some amazing analgesic properties.

A 2013 study measured the impact of rose oil on menstrual cramps. Women who experienced menstrual pain were given abdominal massages with diluted rose essential oil. The women massaged with rose oil reported less pain following the massage than the placebo group, demonstrating the powerful effect of rose oil.

A study in 2015 looked at the effects of inhaling rose essential oil after surgery in children. The children who inhaled the aroma of rose oil reported a significant decrease in their pain levels. Researchers believe that inhaling rose oil may have stimulated the release of endorphins – our body’s natural pain killer.

Hvordan man anvender æteriske olier til smertelindring

How you decide to use essential oils for pain relief will depend on the type of pain you’re experiencing, as well as your personal preferences. Here are some of our favourite ways to use essential oils for pain relief. 

Aromatherapy massage for pain relief

An aromatherapy massage is a great way to soothe aching or sore muscles and to alleviate pain. You can ask a partner or friend to massage you, visit a qualified masseuse or have a go at self-massage.

It’s important to never apply essential oils undiluted or neat to your skin as they may cause skin irritation. Instead, mix a few drops of essential oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil such as coconut oil or jojoba oil. The mixture can then be massaged into your skin for you to enjoy the analgesic effects of your chosen essential oil.  

Inhaling essential oils for pain relief

Inhaling essential oils is an effective method of pain relief whilst also making your home smell delicious. Simply add a few drops of your chosen essential oil to an aromatherapy diffuser and inhale the aroma.

If you don’t own a diffuser, you can add a couple drops of essential oil to the hot wax of a lit candle to create your own personal scented candle. You can also try adding bergamot oil into a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. It may seem strange that just inhaling essential oils could help reduce pain, but remember that our smell receptors are closely linked to the limbic system, the part of the brain responsible for emotions and for controlling the stress response, including breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. So it should come as no surprise that simply smelling the aroma of essential oils can have such powerful effects on the body. 

Aromatherapy bath for pain relief

A warm bath can have huge benefits if you’re suffering from pain. Hydrotherapy is an effective method of pain relief in itself, especially if your pain is muscular. The immersion, buoyancy and heat that come with a bath are a great way to alleviate pain whilst allowing your body to relax.

Couple this with pain-relieving essential oils to really reap the benefits of an aromatherapy bath. You’ll first need to mix your chosen essential oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil. This will help your oil to disperse effectively throughout the water, avoiding skin irritation.

If you don’t have any carrier oil on hand, don’t worry. You can also mix your chosen essential oil with a tablespoon of full-fat cow’s milk which will enable dispersion.

Er det sikkert at anvende æteriske olier til smertelindring?

Although essential oils are a natural product, there are a few safety guidelines you should follow when you’re practising aromatherapy.

As with anything, some people may experience an allergic reaction when using essential oils. If you’re applying essential oils to your skin, you should always mix them with a carrier oil first. This is because essential oils are extremely potent and can cause skin irritation if applied undiluted. It’s also important to do a patch test to check for skin irritation before using the oil more liberally.

Should you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction, you should stop using the essential oil immediately, rinse any oil from your skin and contact your medical provider for advice.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a health condition, you should always consult your medical provider before using essential oils, as certain oils may not be compatible with certain health conditions.

Opsummering

If you’re looking for a natural alternative to painkillers, or your current medication isn’t quite cutting it, it’s worth trying essential oils. They’re an easy, natural and safe way to enhance your mental wellbeing while providing the extra pain support you need, all while making your home smell wonderful.

Different essential oils are effective for different types of pain, from headaches and migraines to menstrual cramps and muscular pain. You may need to try a few different essential oils before you find the one that’s right for alleviating your pain.

If you have any questions about using essential oils for pain relief or if you’re looking for tips on aromatherapy, you can contact an aroma expert at: support@volantaroma.com.

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