Sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome experience debilitating lethargy, a lack of strength and energy, and an overall feeling of depression. Chronic fatigue sometimes even entails constant flu-like symptoms, pain in the joints and muscles, mood swings, swollen lymph nodes, and more. Needless to say, chronic fatigue syndrome is a miserable experience, and it is understandable that people with chronic fatigue syndrome are constantly in search of new and better treatment options for this mysterious and incurable health condition. One simple, non-invasive method of treatment is aromatherapy. Here is what you need to know about incorporating aromatherapy into your treatment plan for chronic fatigue:
The chronic fatigue syndrome treatment plan. A typical treatment plan for this condition involves a varied and well-rounded approach. Common constituents include therapeutic massage, dietary supplements and restrictions, exercise, and stress reduction techniques. Aromatherapy is easy to fit into many of these treatment methods, and is therefore a natural choice for many therapists and health practitioners when it comes to treating chronic fatigue and other health conditions.
Which essential oils work best for chronic fatigue? As it is believed that chronic fatigue syndrome may be caused by a compromised immune system, many of the essential oils used for the treatment of this condition are aimed at strengthening the immune system, as well as easing muscle and joint pain, promoting better quality sleep, boosting the mood, relieving stress, and promoting relaxation. Ideal essential oils for chronic fatigue therefore include chamomile, lavender, petitgrain, frankincense, marjoram, geranium, lemon, and peppermint. Just keep in mind that certain essential oils are best for giving you energy and rejuvenating your mood, while others are best for relaxation. Take your time to research each essential oil you choose to use, so that you can be sure to use it for the appropriate purpose.
How do you use essential oils in aromatherapy treatments for chronic fatigue? One of the easiest ways to incorporate aromatherapy into a chronic fatigue syndrome treatment plan is to add therapeutic quality essential oils into hot bath water. You may also burn scented candles and incense, or rub essential oils into your skin so that they can absorb into your bloodstream.
Aromatherapy may be a great way to treat the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, when used in combination with other treatment methods as part of an overall treatment plan. However, it is important to keep in mind that essential oils are not yet FDA approved for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, or any other health condition. Therefore, it is always advisable to consult with your physician before you choose to embark on any type of aromatherapy regimen.
About the Author: Darius Deur uses a vaporizer to diffuse different essential oils into the atmosphere as he tries to rest at night. He has found that his mood has improved and his levels of stress have decreased, thus reducing the level of pain he feels regularly. Check with your health care provider to see if aromatherapy might be beneficial to you.