ESSENTIAL OILS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT. MONTHLY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES Presented by Dr. Gail Davis, DDS. March 8, 2014. WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL?. Natural aromatic compounds found in plants Plant’s immune system 1 drop peppermint oil = 26 cups peppermint tea
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ESSENTIAL OILS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT MONTHLY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES Presented by Dr. Gail Davis, DDS March 8, 2014
WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL? • Natural aromatic compounds found in plants • Plant’s immune system • 1 drop peppermint oil = 26 cups peppermint tea • Powerful, safe benefits without side effects • Can have 100’s of compounds, each with a healing benefit • (Oil sacs on peppermint leaf)
ESSENTIAL OIL USES AROMATIC TOPICAL INTERNAL
OUR BIGGEST DRUG PROBLEM • “The biggest and fastest growing part of American’s drug problem is prescription drug abuse.” • National Institute on Drug Abuse
“The number of overdose deaths from pain killers more than tripled from 1999 to 2006.” Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety OUR BIGGEST DRUG PROBLEM
PRESCRIPTIVE PAIN KILLERS • Addictive, • Toxic to our organs over time, • Many side effects • Don’t improve conditions that cause pain.
ESSENTIAL OILS • Improve or resolve many pain issues • Safe, without side effects • healthy benefits (example, peppermint) • Save money
HOW PAIN WORKS Nerves sense the pain stimulus and send pain signals to the brain for processing and action.
INFLAMMATION • Normal response to injury or infection • Pain or discomfort usually follows • damaging to tissues, but how the body repairs
ACUTE VS CHRONIC INFLAMMATION • Acute inflammation is normal • Chronic inflammation is devastating as it remains in the body
INFLAMMATORY DISEASE 50% of Americans suffer from an inflammatory disorder, and more are at risk.
ACUTE INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE BODY REPAIRS
CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE CYCLE REPEATS
TRIGGERS… Injury Food Additives Environmental Toxins Bad Diet Lack of Nutrients STRESS TRIGGERS Medications Pathogen Exposure
PREVENTINGINFLAMMATION Lifestyle is the biggest factor to both produce and eliminate inflammation.
ALPHA CRS Cellular Vitality Complex • Helps control inflammation • 10-15 servings powdered fruits and vegetables • 300 mg Boswellic Acids from Frankincense per dose • Loaded with antioxidant polyphenols
XEO MEGA • Marine • Flaxseed oil • Pomegranate Seed oil • Evening Primrose oil • Cranberry Seed oil ESSENTIAL OIL OMEGA COMPLEX Contains a blend of 9 different anti-inflammatory and antioxidant essential oils
MICROPLEX VMZ FOOD NUTRIENT COMPLEX • Contains vital nutrients and minerals
ESSENTIAL OILS: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY & PAIN KILLING BENEFITS • Primary area of research on essential oils • Research suggests they are effective at both
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT Presented to the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists in 2008 (http://www.aroma.com.au/media/wysiwyg/pdf/research_paper.pdf) • Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DTI), • Shows where pain is in the body
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL • BETA-CARYOPHYLLIN (E-BCP) is an antioxidant • E-BCP inhibits inflammation • up to 70% reduction in inflammatory response • E-BCP also found in Rosemary, Cinnamon, and Black Pepper
WINTERGREEN & PEPPERMINT • Reduce inflammatory response • Pain killing properties – reduces duration and intensity of the pain
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OTHER ESSENTIAL OILS FOR PAIN AND INFLAMMATION • Frankincense • Myrrh • Lavender • White Fir • Helichrysum • Sandalwood • PastTense • AromaTouch
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