This Is the Best Oil to Relieve Joint Pain

gingerl oilLiving with painful, swollen joints can be debilitating and negatively affect your quality of life. You probably already take over-the-counter or even prescription medications to relieve joint pain, but maybe these aren’t as effective as you hoped they’d be.

If you’re looking for greater joint pain relief, then you’ll want to get your hands on this type of oil.


Essential oils are growing in popularity as their healing effects are continuously being explored. Many essential oils are high in antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.

One oil which can be used to obtain relief from joint pain is ginger oil.

Ginger oil is successful in treating pain because it targets the vanillin receptors that are located on nerve endings.

A study from the University of Miami found that ginger oil could be used to treat pain in a similar fashion to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The study compared the effects of highly concentrated ginger oil with a placebo among osteoarthritis patients. Those who used the ginger oil reported a 40 percent reduction in pain.


So how can you start relieving your pain with ginger oil? The good news is that essential oils are easily absorbed into the skin, which means all you need to do is rub them onto the affected area. To prevent skin irritation, many people mix essential oils with a carrier oil such as grapeseed or castor oil. Your skin type and sensitivity will determine how to apply the essential oil.

Along with adhering to your prescribed treatment plan to treat pain, you may obtain even more relief by combining it with essential oil therapy.

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Author Bio

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.


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