Essential Oils for Parkinson’s Disease

lavender fieldA customer recently asked us for information and recipes to help deal with the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.  In researching some ideas for him, we came across a site that many of you might like — Positive Health out of the U.K.   The particular article in question discussed a research study using a blend of essential oils that included Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) and Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia).

 

Parkinson’s and Aromatherapy

The patients were divided into three groups:  the first group received a regular aromatherapy massage from a therapist along with using essential oils at home in the form of massage and baths.  The second group used essential oils at home, but did not receive a massage from a therapist, and the third group received regular massage sessions from a therapist, but no home use of essential oils.

The symptoms studied included:  tremors, slurred speech, rigidity, muscle or joint pain, cramp, low energy, weakness in limbs, hypertension, memory loss, insomnia, constipation, headaches, nausea, nightmares, difficulty in swallowing, anxiety and/or depression.

The results, at the end of the nine month study, showed improvement in the two groups using aromatherapy, and less improvement in the group receiving massage without essential oils.  Here is the entire article, for those who are interested, with a detailed explanation of the outcomes.   Certainly worth looking into for anyone who has, or is caring for, someone with Parkinson’s.

Along with articles on aromatherapy, this site includes research on all kinds of alternative healing modalities, specific diseases, nutrition and more.  It’s a great resource for anyone interested in alternative healing, and the aromatherapy section has articles by Gabriel Mojay, Shirley Price (who led the study on Parkinson’s) among others.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and not intended to treat, prescribe, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Dreaming Earth Botanicals is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed. All matters pertaining to your physical health should be supervised by a health care professional. Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children.

 

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Comments

  • I am a 51 year old female that just found out I have Parkinson’s, but I have been having signs of it for years, tremors, depression, body weakness. ECT. I honestly don’t think my doctor was reading the signs because of my gender and age. A few years ago I had my shoulder lock up on me and I was sent to a P.T since x-rays didn’t show any physical damage. My shaking was getting worse and I began falling. Only when my speech became so bad that it brought concern to my dentist was Parkinson’s even considered. He phoned my doctor with his concerns about my shaking and balance problems. By this time I was forgoing shots in the back of my neck for back and neck pain to which once again I was sent to a P.T (although x-rays showed no damage) I was told I had a few spurs which were most likely causing the pain. Here I was feeling like my whole body was falling apart and doctor could not find anything wrong, maybe in was all in my head? My doctor even seemed annoyed with me and things just kept progressing and I just kept it to myself, why bother going through testing and them finding nothing? Well, it was after my second P.T called my doctor about the weakness in my legs and arms, by this time I have developed a gait in my walk and I fell more frequently. Only then did my doctor send me to a specialist and it was found that I had Parkinson’s, and that I have had it for awhile. I think because I was a woman that my signs and symptoms weren’t taken seriously and therefor left untreated for so long,I was taking pramipexole dihydrochloride three times daily, I Was on carbidopa levodopa but only lasted 90 minutes then wore off.I found that none of the current medications worked effective for me.I got tired of using those medication so I decided to apply natural herbs formula that was prescribed to me by my second P.T, i purchase the herbal formula from totalcureherbsfoundation. com, There has been huge progression ever since I start the treatment plan which will last for 15 weeks usage.all the symptoms and sign has begin to disappear .

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