Thursday, October 10, 2013

Can Essential Oils Help Tremors?

Essential oils belong in a magical world of their own.  While we may not fully understand the mechanism of how they work, it does seem that they play a vital role in helping to regulate our body's neurotransmitters, endorphins and hormones.

Different scents seem to trigger different effects in the body.  Some oils are more soothing, while others helped boost the immune system, or awaken the senses.

Some people dealing with tremors have found essential oils to be helpful.  This is anecdotal evidence, so do your own research before taking any of these.

Essential oils are highly concentrated, so it is best to dilute a few drops of essential oil in another oil -- such as olive oil -- before applying to your skin.




Here are a few oils to consider:


Lavender - Lavender is often highlighted for its relaxing benefits.  It works by calming over-active nerves and may help soothe the nervous excitement that triggers the essential tremors' response.

Rosemary - Rosemary is often prized for its benefits to the circulation and muscles.  It helps to loosen and warm the body, and improves overall arm health.

Lemon Oil -Lemon oil has some of the most research behind it.  This research seems to demonstrate that lemon oil can help suppress both the nervous and sympathetic nervous systems.  Most often it is recommended because it can help control appetite.  But it may point to potential side benefits for a tremor sufferer.

There are only a few tremor sufferers who have mentioned using essential oils.  So if you try them, and they work for you, be sure to share on the Internet the benefits you experienced.

However, if nothing else they smell great, and are a great routine to have in your day

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