Has anyone experimented with essential oils, meditation or other alternative treatments for fibromyalgia?
I have been using essential oils for sometime now. I also take a lot of Epson salt baths. helps keep the inflammation down. I use Lavender and Copaib oils for pain. Although Lavender does wonderful on its own. The carrier oil I use is coconut oil.
There are many other oil blends you can use but this works the best in a daily bases for me. When I'm in a flare up I not only use this combination I also will use Deep Blue. It's well on its own but I like blends. I think you get the most out of blends.
Any temporary relief I get is from this regiment. Normally using the Lavender and Copaiba every 4 hrs keeps me at a low pain number. During a flare up the combo every 3 hrs helps. It all depends on you regarding time periods.
The formula I use is 15-20 drops of Lavender and Copaiba. The rest with the coconut oil. When I'm in a flare up I add 10-15 drops of Deep Blue. There is also Deep Blue cream which I rub on.
You can purchase roller bottles to mix the blends in.
I also use CBD. Seems like a lot but it's worth it to get the pain levels down to a more tolerable level.
I don't think the pain ever goes away it's getting the pain levels down.
@A MyFibroTeam Member I am qualified in massage, as well as a registered Aromatherapist and reflexologist. I love that you would like to learn more. There is so much information available on the internet. Pinterest has some great info, in addition there are some brilliant books available too.
It can be a truly great benefit to the mind and body in equal measure.
Ness xx 💜 xx
I also have stiffness and flare ups. I get massages and acupuncture when I am terrible. I enjoy warm baths and my heating pad . Many times I start walking slow but after I persist I walk just fine. This problem with walking confused me that I would be fine but sit down in the car for a short trip to store and then needed help getting out, but just learnt to deal with it. I still believe that stretching and excercise have saved my life . I realize that I will have this pain and so I keep moving. Last week I overdid myself and came home from gym and slept for 12 hrs. Pacing myself is a big thing. But definitely moving is best for me.
I utilize weed daily not just smoking but topicals as well to target specific areas, but I have my favorite brand. Warm water soaks with Epsom salts and essential oils (just a drop and I love lavender, rosemary? I think?, and mint). I love meditating, either silently or to piano music or certain sounds like the Calm app people have talked about. And meditation is a peaceful state of mind, in my opinion. So however you get there, counting or imaging yourself elsewhere... it doesn't matter! Try it, it works wonders for some mindfulness. I also do physical therapy and massage therapy. I'm looking into it as I've heard it benefits many people.. also supplements like Magnesium and cucurmin. Hope something was helpful!!
@A MyFibroTeam Member go to Pinterest they have lots of ideas for essential oils and how to use them. Not just crafty stuff like bath salts with oils. But how to use them on your body. Which oils to use. Oils for beginners. Lots of useful stuff. I hope this is helpful.