Prepping for arthritis

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Prepping for Arthritis
Stockpiling natural remedies for arthritis

Prepping with natural remedies for arthritis.
Get prepped and ready for arthritis! Home remedies for arthritis
pain are good to know for emergencies as well as for everyday
use no matter your age, as arthritis can strike people of any age.

Talk with your physician about
using essential oils. Eucalyptus,
wintergreen, and cedarwood oil and other essential oils naturally
reduce inflammation and ease arthritis symptoms, but may
interact with medicines you take. When prepping for your
arthritis, consider some of the best essential oils for rheumatoid
arthritis. Stock up on the natural remedies for arthritis below...

Prepping for Arthritis
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that happens with wear
and tear of joint cartilage and this comes with age. Joint
cartiliage is where your bones come together ~ your fingers and
toes, knees and wrists and hips.

The most common arthritis types are osteoarthritis (which is
severe loss of cartilage and very painful), and rheumatoid arthritis
(what happens when your body targets your joint linings as as an
immune defense and includes pain and stiffness). Rheumatoid
arthritis is symmetrical, so it affects both your knees or both your
hands. The good news is that no matter your age you can
increase your range of motion with the right essential oils and
herbs.

Here's a partial list of essential oils for rheumatoid arthritis:

#1: Cannabis Oil and Hemp Oil.
A remedy for arthritis pain that may surprise you is cannabis oil.
Cannabis for pain is well documented in medical abstracts, but
more emphasis has been given for the herb's other properties as
a mind altering substance. You won't get any of that from an
essential oil, but you will get fast acting pain relief from cannabis
oil! For this reason cannabis oil has always been legal for use in
the United States.

Both hemp oil and cannabis oil can help relieve pain from tension
headaches or as a
natural remedy for arthritis. Hemp oil in
particular, contains a variety of plant sterols and plant alcohols ~
these compounds reduce inflammation, which is a common factor
in many different diseases and pain.

  • Use hybrid cannabis for headaches and nervous tension.
    Blue Dream hybrid cannabis has a sweet, berry aroma has
    been known to give swift relief from headaches pain, as well
    as fatigue, nausea and general stress.

  • Use hemp oil to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
    Hemp is a rich source of gamma-linolic acid (GLA), an omega
    6 fatty acid. Studies have shown that GLA is useful in
    helping the body balance hormones. For women,
    supplementing with GLA can help ease premenstrual
    syndrome. It may also reduce cramping and pain during
    menstruation. Above right is a Hemp Pain Relief Cream ~ a
    topical analgesic for arthritis, as well as tendinitis, back,
    knee, muscle, foot, and elbow pain.

#2: Cedarwood oil.
One natural remedy for arthritic pain that preppers turn to is
Cedarwood oil which has a warm, soft, grounding, and comforting
scent. It will also help keep away moths. Those suffering with
Fibromyalgia (a chronic musculoskeletal disorder is a class of
rheumatic disease) could benefit from cedarwood oil.

Fibromyalgia affects the way the body processes pain signals and
cedarwood oil has been found to alleviate pain. Mix with a carrier
oil for an excellent massage oil to reduce arthritis symptoms,
inflammation and loosen tight sore muscles and joints. Be sure to
keep cedarwood oil in your prepper's medicine cabinet as Keep it
can heal wounds, scars and kill fungal infections with its
antiseptic properties.

#3: Citronella Essential oil.
Citronella isn't the first home remedy that comes to mind when
treating arthritis, but it works! As a massage oil, citronella
relieves pain in individuals suffering from arthritis thanks to its
potent antioxidant properties.
Citronella essential oil works to
increase blood flow circulation, remove toxins and reduce the
inflammation that causes pain. Citronella as a topical application
is recognized as safe and effective and generally with no side
effects, though as with all essential oils it's not recommended for
women who are pregnant or for children, particularly those who
have sensitive skin.

Citronella is also an essential oil that has many prepping uses.



#4: Eucalyptus essential oil.
Eucalyptus oil is often an ingredient of pain-relieving creams for
arthritis to provide temporary relief of muscle and joint pain.

Among the most popular of essential oils,
eucalyptus oil helps
provide a relaxing therapeutic massage to help reduce
inflammation and pain when applied topically. Try massaging the
oil in circular motion on the effected area. A combination of
lavender, marjoram, rosemary, and peppermint with eucalyptus,
clearly has major effects on
decreasing pain and depression levels
in arthritic patients according to a study published in the U.S.
National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Eucalyptus may also help control blood sugars, according to
WebMD.com

#5: Frankincense essential oil.
One of the best essential oils for rheumatoid arthritis is
frankincense, which is an ancient biblical oil offered to Jesus at
the cross. Frankincense is a resin and when distilled into an
essential oil, frnkincense can provide natural relief from arthritis.
Both
frankincense and Myrrh suppress inflammation according to
an abstract published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine,
National Institutes of Health. A popular Doctor of Natural
Medicine,
Dr. Josh Axe recommends frankincense for arthritis.

#6: Peppermint oil.
Peppermint oil can bring invigorating and instant relief of muscle
and nerve pain thanks to the menthol, which acts as an
anesthetic. Dr. Josh Axe confirms
peppermint oil relieves arthritis
also because it has anti-inflammatory properties to alleviate joint
pain and stiffness. It can reduce swelling in your joints!

Peppermint oil has many prepper uses ~ it's a powerful anti-
inflammatory and potent analgesic that has been used to control
pain since antiquity and an abstract published in the U.S.
National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, proves
it:

#7: Plai.
One natural remedy for arthritic pain is one you've probably never
heard about~ Plai. With Plai you can play again! Yes, it's a "plai"
on words, but when sore muscles fail to relax or tissue wounds
are slow to heal, many massage therapists turn to plai oil.
Pictured right,
Plai essential oil is a close relative to ginger and
has strikingly similar to eucalyptus with spicy notes. Plai fights
infections and has anti-inflammatory properties to release tension
in the body by soothing the joints and muscles.

#8: Spearmint essential oil.
Cooling, invigorating and stimulating, Spearmint Essential oil or
Mentha Spicata, is an analgesic you can rely on for arthritis or
other aches and pains. That's because it contains menthol. Just
apply spearmint oil typically which will causes a cooling sensation
and inhibit pain receptors.
Spearmint Essential Oil is an excellent
local/topical anesthetic, as well as being an antispasmodic,
astringent, carminative, decongestant, digestive, diuretic,
expectorant, stimulant and restorative. And you thought
spearmint was just a favorite flavor of chewing gum! It's potent,
but remember that spearmint essential oil also may irritate
mucous membranes.

#9: Sweet orange essential oil.
Another kind of herbal pain relief preppers can rely on is
extremely aromatic ~
sweet orange essential oil. Sweet Orange
Essential oil can help with arthritic pain thanks to Myrtol, which
has anti-inflammatory properties.

Incidentally, mytrol is a component found in orang essential oil to

treatment of acute and
chronic bronchitis and sinusitis and has
been published in the U.S. Library of Medicine, National Institutes
of Health to treat a variety of inflammation.

#10: Myrrh.
Another of the biblical oils and essential oils that Dr. Josh Axe
recommends is myrrh for arthritis. Myrrh was  popular in the
ancient world as a remedy of the Chinese and Egyptians. With it's
anti-arthricit properties
myrrh has an amber scent that's warm
and calming. Great for meditation to create a relaxing and
uplifting atmosphere, Myrrh has
scientific support for Myrrh being
an analgesic when combined with frankincense.

#11: Turmeric (Curcumin).
Turmeric is a powerful herb for preppers! Instead of reaching for
the ibuprofen or Alieve, grab some curcumin (the ingredient
extracted from turmeric). One of the many benefits of turmeric is
the
analgesic effects.

Turmeric lowers histamine levels to reduce inflammation, and this
stimulates the adrenal glands to produce more cortisone, which is
the body's natural painkiller. Curcumin reduces inflammation and
eases symptoms associated with joint pain. Adding black pepper
increases the active ingredient of turmeric, curcumin, by twenty
times!

#12: Wintergreen.
Wintergreen essential oil has a history of use as a pain reliever.
It is also believed to increase the speed of healing for skin
disorders, and when added to lotions, acts as a natural
moisturizer. Wintergreen essential oil has cooling and soothing
properties known to help soothe head tension and to relax
muscles. It has a sweet fruity aroma with creamy undertones.
Wintergreen is an
analgesic, antiarthritic, antiseptic and also an
astringent. In short it's an effective natural remedy for pain.

#13: Emu Oil.
There are several ways to relieve arthritis pain. Emu oil is
another. Not only is a powerful anti-wrinkle and anti-aging
collagen boosting oil, but it can heal dull, dry skin and brighten
and illuminate your natural beauty.

Emu Oil is a traditional Australian Aboriginal oil and natural skin
and hair moisturizer. It is also known to be excellent for joint
pain relief, hair growth, as anti-aging oil, stretch marks, and to
assist with the dryness associated with conditions such as
eczema and psoriasis.

#14: Galbanum essential oil.
An interesting essential oil to consider for arthritic pain is
galbanum essential, which is not only beneficial for the skin, but
it can help relieve pain in the joints and muscles. Another find is
that
galbanum may help as a root canal disinfectant.

More ways to avoid Arthritis Pain
Eat right (an! Dr. of Natural Medicine, Dr. Axe offers many natural
treatments for arthritis ~ diet and supplements. See the video
below for his recommendations, which include:

  1. Omega fatty acid (wild caught fish, grass fed beef, flaxseed,
    chia seeds or walnuts)
  2. Sulfur (onions, garlic, asparagus, cabbage)
  3. Bone broth
  4. Fruits and vegetables (Papaya, pineapple)

Dr. Axe also says stay away from:
  1. Excess sugar
  2. Hydrogenated oils
  3. Gluten
  4. Night shade

Dr Axe recommends the following supplements
  1. Fish oil
  2. Turmeric curcumin
  3. Protelytic enzymes (bromelain)
  4. Glucosomine Sulfate
  5. MSM (form of sulfur)
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Above, Dr. Josh Axe discusses the best diet for avoiding painful arthritic
symptoms, including what foods to avoid.

Try Celery seed Tea for Arthritis.
Another way to treat arthritis is through diet. Celery seeds (Apium
graveolens) can be made into a tea to help treat arthritis and they
are also a nice addition to tuna salad. The celery seed tea cleanses
the body as a natural antiseptic to kill germs and improve
circulation. Do not eat celery seeds intended for planting as they
likely have chemically treated.

  • Here's how to make celery seed tea:  Start with organic
    whole celery seeds found in the spice section of your grocery
    store, also pictured right. Crush seeds with a mortar and
    pestle. A mortar and pestle is pictured at the top right-hand of
    the page.

  • When using whole celery seeds, prepare a tea by pouring
    one cup of boiling water over one teaspoon (1 - 3 g) of
    freshly crushed seeds. Soak the seeds for 10 - 20 minutes
    before straining and drinking. You can drink celery seed
    tea three times per day.

If you have arthritis you already know that arthritis is inflammation
of one or more joints, and it causes stiffness and pain that may
worsen as you age.

If you plan to care for the elderly in a long-term emergency, you
may like to stock up on solutions for arthritic pain.

Preppers who've turned the half century mark may feel arthritic pain
and during crisis is when it could flair up. Stress is a factor for flare
ups as is overexertion.

Did you know that
as weather changes arthritis gets worse thanks
to barametric pressure? In the winter months, you should reach for
these essential oil remedies for arthritic pain.

Happy endings...
Get back to your ancestral roots and turn to natural healing through
the ancient practice with ideas below.
You really can be pain free if you prepare for it. One way to be pain
free is to get tools to help you with arthritic pain. As a prepper
you're going to open lots of cans, be sure to have a jar opener that
doesn't put strain on your joints.

Preppers are quick to take note of old fashioned remedies, Amish
remedies, and Aruvedic medicine for pain relief, but anti-
inflammatory essential oils can help with muscle pain relief at any
age.

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Warnings about essential oils and pregnancy: As with all essential oils, do not use
internally unless you have express approval from a certified practitioner. Essential oils for
consumption must be food grade and are taken with caution only and never during
pregnancy. Consult with a physician or healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant or are
nursing. Also, do not use essential oils in eyes or on eyelids, and keep of reach of
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