Applying Herbal Oils for Pain Relief

Before I started to study and find out more about Ayurveda, I didn’t realize the importance of oils to the human body.

Yes, I understood the importance of lubrication in the joints and muscles to help our body to function better. I realized that we needed to consume healthy oils on a regular basis. I think it was the extent of oil that the human body requires that really surprised me the most.

I find it amusing that us as humans equate a large amount into something that is difficult. When I said I was surprised at the extent of oil the human body needs, believe me I did that very same thing and went to the difficult side. I asked myself the question, “you mean to say I should be putting oil on my body every day, not lotions”.

That one question raised so many more questions. One of the questions is when am I ever going to have time to do that? What about the mess of oils? What type of oil is best for me? Okay so I have to admit, I just couldn’t stop the questions from bubbling up inside my head like a volcano lamp.

I was amazed at what I found out. Just by doing a little experimenting I found that oil wasn’t that messy after all. It didn’t take that long to apply and let it soak in, and it’s okay to skip a day if time is pressing.

What did I do about the lotions? I looked at the ingredients and the warning on the labels of what to do if I actually ate the lotions. What I found out is that it would make me sick. Our skin is our largest organ, we absorb what is put on our skin, I was putting something that I couldn’t eat on my skin.

By putting lotions on we are actually suffocating our skin. Blocking the pores and preventing our skin from absorbing things that it needs like vitamin C and D from the sun. Oils don’t block the pores, because the pours recognize oil in oils most natural form and it absorbs the oils to enhance our tissues.

As I started to really take a closer look at oils and their uses, I found the information very interesting. There were oils that worked as analgesic’s, there were oils to help wounds heal quicker, oils for psoriasis and eczema and all sorts of other skin conditions.
There are oils that sink deep into the joints and help with bone health, oils that help in digestion and help to reduce stress.

The list just went on and on, it was unbelievable.

I wanted to believe so I was ready to give it a try.

There are several oils that I would consider a “super-star” and that I am sure many of my colleagues would agree about. How to select just one?

So I closed my eyes and pointed, when I opened my eyes, my finger was pointing to the Myaxyl oil. I LOVE this oil and it’s lemon grass smell, so it was no mistake.

Myaxyl is considered an analgesic oil and helps for pain. I have used it on myself and I love the way it works so fast, and feels so good and soothing. There are several lovely people whom I work with that feel Myaxyl helps with their pain as well.

Myaxyl is a proprietary product from Kerala Ayurveda. Kerala Ayurveda is undertaking massive studies on herbs and formulations to ensure their pureness. They do this in order to bring the herbs to people globally that are seeking alternative or integrative medical assistance.

Myaxyl is an important formulation and has been admitted into the United states and is available to buy.

Since we looked into how effective oils can be, we have been able to toss out the Tylenol and Advil and have relied on oils for pain and injuries. We decided it wasn’t worth attacking our kidneys and liver just to stop the pain for a period of time.

Because we started using oils, we have found that the pain relief is longer lasting, and it actually helps to deal with the underlying cause of the headache or pain instead of just masking the issue.

Tea Tree Oil For Nail Fungus Treatment

Tea tree oil is one of the most recommended natural ways for the treatment of nail fungus. This method has been used for many years. The tea tree oil can cure lots of skin infections and fungus problems. The toenail fungus being one of the most common fungal problems for many can also be cured using this effective oil. We can get fungus on out toenails due to the dried sweat that is left inside the nails because of wearing closed shoes for hours. The fungus is a living organism that likes to stay in damp, dark and closed areas. The feel, being always inside the shoes are mostly affected by this. The fingernails can also get this kind of infection, but evidences show that it is more common in the toenails.

Treating the fungal infection can be very easy yet needs consistency. It will be a bit slow because we need to remove all the remaining bacteria in the nails before they finally disappear. Untreated cases can even stay for many years due to inconsistency in the treatment. The use of tea tree oil for nail fungus treatment is a very popular way to get rid of the problem. There are enzymes in the tea tree oil that helps remove the infection caused by the fungus.

Below are the steps for using tea tree oil for nail fungus treatment:

1. First, you need to choose for the right tree oil product to be used for the treatment. It is always recommended to use the ones placed in tinted bottles to cure the infected area. The clear ones have the inability to stay longer in the skin for long hours. The tinted bottles keep the medicated oil inside free from the UV rays of the sun so it is protected.

2. Take a Q-tip to apply the tree oil in the infected area. Dip the Q-tip into the bottle and then apply it to the toenail. Cover the entire nail and not the area where the fungus is present. That way, you can coat the area all over and the oil will get even in the cuticle and nail bed. This will prevent the infection from spreading onto the other areas of the nail.

3. Repeat the process of tea tree oil for nail fungus treatment each night before you go to bed. Apply it in the morning as well right before you wear your shoes. Wear socks after applying the tea tree oil so it will not be removed when you get in contact with your sheets. It will also avoid the bed from having stains from the oil.

4. Continue doing the process until the infection is no longer visible. This will take long, but the results are always successful.

Always make sure that your feet are clean. Wash it regularly not just during bathing. The toenails are prone to fungi infections due to its condition when inside the shoes. Using the tree oil for nail fungus treatment can be very helpful for everyone.

How to Tell Which Essential Oils Really Are Your Best Natural Remedies

For many years medical doctors in France have used the Aromatagram to identify which essential oils will work best against each patient’s particular infection. The doctor uses Petri dishes to try various oils on a patient’s primary infection. The ones that work best in vitro (fighting the infection in the laboratory incubator) are then used in vivo (in therapy with the patient).

Yet in America most essential oils users simply pick up a reference book that gives a long list of conditions that each oil is supposed to be good for. The essential oil therapy for each malady on the list appears to be just as effective as every other. But they’re not. Then, when we try them, we wonder why a particular oil doesn’t work for us and we lose faith in these amazing aromatic gifts from nature. This casual approach to medical aromatherapy gives our whole industry a black eye.

For example in the network marketing “desk references” you see certain well-known and expensive oils like frankincense highly praised for their effectiveness against frightening diseases like cancer, yet in the French medical literature, frankincense is mentioned for many important uses, but cancer has a question mark next to it.

It’s easy to understand why enterprising network marketing companies like DoTERRA and Young Living would want all their distributors to invest in a large collection of oils and reference books claiming a long list of miraculous cures for virtually everything. I’ve attended opportunity meetings for these companies where fantastic claims were made and verified with story after story. From my experience many of these stories had to be fabricated. But the fact is, according to verifiable science, they don’t all work as well as those books and distributors claim for everything on the list.

A simple solution is to return to the French medical reference books and use some of their research to rank the oils by effectiveness. For example, in some French texts you’ll find a series of plus signs indicating the effectiveness of a particular oil or blend of oils. Four or five plus signs (++++) indicates an exceptionally effective oil for a particular use. Three crosses is an excellent oil, but two or fewer crosses indicates only good to modest value. You’ll also find these signs indicating how effective a particular essential oil treatment is for various conditions and various methods of use.

It’s fascinating to make a list of the medical conditions where essential oils are most beneficial. For example you’ll hear network marketers praise oils for common, well-known diseases like diabetes where only two plus signs in the French literature. You’re better off focusing on much more effective and predictable uses of essential oils with as many as five plus signs. They’re exceptional for flu, shingles, insect bites, and first and second degree burns.

When we overpromise and under-deliver on the effectiveness of essential oils, we become an embarrassment to those who practice predictable alternative medicine.

Here’s my suggestion for those who are looking for real value from your essential oils, and I promise that you will truly find remarkable therapeutic value. Look to the top dozen best-selling oils. Learn all you can about them. Order them and use them to see how effective they are in your life. Because of your particular set of health conditions, you may not need oils for joint pain, but may need more oils for infection. You may find them more effective for reducing stress or calming gastric discomfort.

Study the success stories showing the most popular uses for the oils. If you see a lot of stories about headaches but few stories about diabetes and cancer, you can guess which uses are most dependable.

Here are my top dozen, most affordable single oils, the ones with a lot of plus signs in the French medical literature. I use these all the time: 1. tea tree, 2. lavender, 3. peppermint, 4. spearmint, 5. geranium, 6. basil, 7. oregano, 8. thyme, 9. lemon, 10. eucalyptus radiata, 11. frankincense, and 12. fir. I also have my favorite blends for the following uses: 1. respiratory, 2. calming and relaxation, 3. infection, 4. digestion, 5. pain, 6. foot massage, and 7. exercise recovery, and 8. general massage.

These oils always work for me, I don’t have to guess what they will do. I can depend on them, and I don’t try to invent fantastic, popular-sounding ways to use them just so I can sell more. There are many more oils that will become your favorites as you try them, but get the fundamental ones first and learn to use them.