Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become more and more popular over the past few decades, and essential oils have played a big part. But what exactly are essential oils? How are they used and why should you use them? I will dissect the answers to these questions in this article, but first, let’s go over a brief history lesson of essential oils. Essential Oils History For thousands of years, essential oils have been used across many ancient cultures for health and medicinal purposes. In fact, the use and effectiveness of essential oils are well-documented in ancient texts, archeology, and literature across the globe. Many of these sources describe the.
In recent articles, I talk about ways in which you can treat chronic pain versus managing it with medications, and why this is important. Chronic pain is a big issue, especially here in the U.S. An estimated 100 million Americans live with chronic pain, and these numbers are expected to grow in coming years. Why are more and more Americans suffering from chronic pain at alarming rates? There are several factors such as environment, stress, injury, or illness. However, one culprit that is often overlooked is diet, and how nutrition can mitigate or prevent a chronic disorder from occurring down the road. Chronic Pain and Poor Nutrition Whether you are.