Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Endometriosis and Essential Oils

As we mentioned in previous articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. Essential oils have been used in many cultures in treating menstrual cramps caused by premenstrual symptoms as well as endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Essential oils are also known as volatile or ethereal oil, it is extracted from plant material such as bars leaves, and roots and carries a distinctive scent. Essential oil has been used by herbalists in alternative medicine because of its curative effects.

II. How it works
The most popular or common way that the mixture of essential oils are usually used is through massage. Put enough dilute mixture of essential oil to cover your abdominal area and gently massage the abdominal area until the oil is fully absorbed into the skin. With warm hands and a gentle touch on the abdomen, it can help to relax muscles tensions and relieve anxiety and pain. Essential dilute massage oil commonly is used in aromatherapy and it is believed that the oils does enter the skin during massage.

III. Safety
a) Please consult with your doctor before taking any dilute blend of essential oils orally.
b) Do not come in contact with the sun after applying photo sensitive essential oils.
c) If you take any medicine, please talk to your doctor before using essential oil.
d) Keep your essential oil in a safe place and out of reach of children.
e) Store the essential oil in a cool and dry place, and avoid sun light every time after use.
Specific mixtures of essential oil is used to cure specific conditions, please read the direction of use and how to use it before applying. It is best to consult the store herbalist or pharmacist for safety purposes. Overuse or applying the wrong kind of mixture of essential oil will cause opposite effects, according to Chinese practitioners.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.

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