Can Aromatherapy or Essential Oils Help Treat Fibromyalgia?

Various studies conducted suggest that regular use of essential oils can help to improve fibromyalgia and treat specific symptoms like pain, fatigue, stiffness, sleeplessness and depression. Essential oil works for fibromyalgia because scent can influence our brains and stimulate production of important hormones which regulate pain, mood and sleep.

What are essential oils?
Essential oils are volatile, usually bearing the characteristic perfume of the plant from which it is extracted. They are usually extracted by the processes of distillation using heat, expression or mechanical extraction and solvent extraction which uses hexane or supercritical carbon dioxide to extract oils.

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