I love food. WHO DOESN’T! But when I was working as an Occupational Therapist, focused on healing others, I was in pain, suffering from food intolerance and digestive issues. It was a result from many things: stress, being overworked, and juggling just too many things at once.
I know all of us have experienced pain at some point in our lives. For some, it’s an occasional headache, for others it’s a part of life. Regardless of your situation, there are natural solutions for pain relief and I’m going to share with you just some of the ways I’ve found relief using essential oils, specifically, doTERRA’s as an alternative, natural solution to popping a pill.
But first, most people aren’t aware that popping a pill can be harmful. According to the Mayo Clinic, prescription pain killers can be addictive and toxic. As a result, they are responsible for 475,000 emergency room visits per year. The CDC reports nearly 3 out of every 4 prescription drug overdoses are caused by prescription painkillers.
And it’s not just prescription painkillers, it’s also commonly used options like Tylenol which has been linked to liver damage according to this article published in the Journal of American Medical Association.
What’s the good news? There are natural alternatives that are safer, more effective, and less expensive. You can educate yourself about these options and partner with your healthcare professional team to find the best fit for you.
Two of the most important tools to incorporate into natural pain relief are:
#1) your mind and bringing awareness to the messages your body is communicating to you and
#2) high quality essential oils
The Mind Body Connection:
Louise Hayes, author of “You Can Heal Your Life,” was one of the greatest pioneers in helping people overcome pain and dis-ease within their life by bringing awareness to the mind body connection. She theorized that unresolved negative emotions manifest in the body in the form of illness or disease. She states, “Whenever we are ill, we need to look around to see who we can forgive. When we don’t love ourselves, we create diseases and illness within our body.” In her book, she further explains the probable root cause of pain based on location in the body and a positive affirmation to recreate a new thought pattern.
How can essential oils help?
Essential oils have been prized for centuries for their soothing and rejuvenating properties. Essential oils are pure plant extracts sourced from the roots, stems, leaves, bark, and flowers of plants. When using essential oils, you want to use a high quality essential oil that is both pure and potent, sourced globally based on ideal growing conditions for the species of plant, and is sourced in a sustainable and ethical manner. In less than 8 years doTERRA has become the largest essential oil company in the world by providing the highest quality of essential oils and delivering it to your doorstep. You can read more about doTERRA’s quality HERE.
The Body Scan
Check in with your body. What messages does your body have for you? Where do you feel tension, burning, soreness, aching, tingling, stiffness, or inflexibility? What patterns or circumstance do you notice that occurs when you feel this discomfort?
1. Identify the location of discomfort
2. Bring awareness to the probable cause/emotional root of the discomfort as suggested by Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Your Life.”
3. Apply essential oils topically to support the physical and emotional body. Dilute with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil as needed.
4. Implement a new thought pattern as suggested by Louise Hay. State this positive affirmation as you apply the essential oils.
Areas of Discomfort in the Body. What is the Hidden Message?
Probable cause: Self-criticism and fear.
Suggested essential oils: Past Tense, Peppermint, Frankincense, or Rosemary
New thought pattern: “I love and approve of myself."
EXTREME HEAD TENSION
Probable cause: Dislike of being driven or resisting the flow of life
Suggested essential oils: Past Tense, Deep Blue, Peppermint, or Basil
New thought pattern: “I release and am in flow.”
Probable cause: Avoidance of issues considered unpleasant
Suggested essential oils: Basil or, Melaleuca & Lavender combo
*Never apply essential oils INSIDE the ear canal. Oils can be diluted and applied around the ear or on a cotton ball.
New thought pattern: “I hear with love.”
Probable cause: Anger
Suggested essential oils: Peace, Aromatouch, Frankincense
New thought pattern: “I love and approve of myself.”
Probable cause: Lack of flexibility to see other sides; stubbornness
Suggested essential oils: Aromatouch, Deep Blue, Past Tense and Marjoram
New thought pattern: “I am flexible and at ease.” “I respect others point of view.”
Probable cause: Carrying the weight of life’s stress and burdens
Suggested essential oils: Deep Blue, Aromatouch, Marjoram, Lemongrass
New thought pattern: “My experiences are joyful and loving.” “I have more than enough time to do what I desire today.”
Probable cause: Lack of feeling support in life. Upper back is linked to emotional support, mid back is linked to guilt or feeling stuck, and low back represents financial support, basic needs.
Suggested essential oils: Deep Blue, Frankincense, Aromatouch, Marjoram, Lemongrass, Black Pepper.
New thought pattern: “I am love.” “I release the past.” “I am free to move forward.” “I am safe.”
Probable cause: Represents resistance to change in direction in life; inflexibility in life.
Suggested essential oils: Deep Blue, Frankincense, Wintergreen
New thought pattern: “I am flexible. I am free.”
Probable cause: Fear of moving forward; fear of major decisions.
Suggested essential oils: Deep Blue, Frankincense, Wintergreen, Helichrysum
New thought pattern: “I flow easily with life.” “I am always guided in the best direction.”
Probable cause: Resistance to moving forward in life.
Suggested essential oils: Aromatouch, Deep Blue, Lemongrass, Cypress, Helichrysum
New thought pattern: “I move forward with ease and confidence.”
ALL OVER PAIN
Probable cause: Fear and lack of forgiveness of self and others
As stated by Louise Hayes in You Can Heal Your Life : “All dis-ease comes from a state of unforgiveness. Whenever we are ill, we need to look around to see who we can forgive. When we don’t love ourselves, we create diseases and illness within our body.”
Suggested essential oils: Deep Blue, Helichrysum, Melissa, Copaiba
Additional support: Forgive or Geranium over the heart
Additional products: Life Long Vitality and Deep Blue Poly Phenol
New thought pattern: “I lovingly release the past. They are free and I am free. All is well in my heart now.” “I am love.”
Be patient with yourself during this process. The concept is to bring awareness to the literal messages your body is telling you and incorporate a new thought pattern combined with the physical and emotional support of essential oils. Add a few drops or combo of oils to a tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil topically to desired area while stating your new thought pattern. You can apply as often as desired keeping the recommend ideal amounts for beginners in mind.
Want to know more ways on how to use this organic, natural solution to your everyday life? Get a free guide on “Essentials Oils for a More Blissful Body, Mind, & Home.
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Have questions? Contact me!
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Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. Essential oils are not designed to cure, prevent, or treat disease. Please consult with a medical professional before starting a new wellness routine. The above post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
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