Relieve Your Back Pain With Essential Oils

Perhaps you have tried essential oils in the past yet you were unaware of the different grades of essential oils. At a health food store, more often than not, you will find essential oils that have a grain or alcohol base and you only get a small percentage of the actual herb. In higher grade essential oils such as Floracopeia and DoTerra, you can actual take them internally as medicine. DoTerra even has a medicine cabinet package which replaces the over the counter drugs you would keep in your medicine cabinet. When I first attended an essential oil workshop, many people shared stories about how they replaced their pain medications with the pain relieving essential oil for their various ailments. One person even talked about how he broke his back and replaced his pain medications in three days with essential oils. For more information on how to order visit or

How do you know which oil to order? Luckily there are many books which you can look up specific ailments and find which oils corresponds to them. A good one people have recommended to me is called ’Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils’. For back pain, people recommended to me the DoTerra essential oil blend called Deep Blue which retails for $42.67. They also have the deep blue rub which has the therapeutic grade essential oils for $39.00. They might seem pricey but one drop goes a long way, because they are therapeutic grade, a tiny vile will last a long time. Be careful not to take more than the suggested dosage as they are very potent. These oils work for more than just back pain, people have had success reversing infertility, eliminating reoccurring skin problems, and the list goes on. It is well know in the yoga world and becoming more mainstream that these essential oils work and they work quickly. But why do they work?

If you think of a synthetic drug, the pharmaceutical company has paid a lot of money to replicate a naturally occurring plant. Pharmaceutical companies research how native cultures use herbs and plants to treat certain illnesses and know that as each generation passes away without sharing that information, there is invaluable healing knowledge being lost with them. The draw back to synthetic medication is that it has side effects. The inorganic synthetic drugs have a chemical structure that is a mirror image of the chemical structure they are trying to duplicate but not an exact duplicate. Essential oils however are 100% organic and natural and therefore permeate throughout the cell membranes of our bodies which are also organic. This means the oil diffuses through your body topically or if ingested internally. While I am not an expert on essential oil or chemistry, just hearing the stories of real people who used them with success was enough to peak my interest and at least try it.

Essential oils have a long history going back to ancient Egypt. The tomb raiders were often known to leave the gold and only take the essential oils such as Frankincense. Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, is a four thousand year old study of how plants and herbs can help heal the body. Chinese herbology brings five thousand years of wisdom of how to use nature therapeutically. Synthetic drugs are still relatively new in the grand scheme and as we all know, there are constantly studies finding negative long-term side affects. Your first step could either be ordering an essential oil online or perhaps seeing a Chinese herbal medicine doctor who will prescribe specific tea tinctures for you.

In ayurveda, each person has a dominant body type called a dosha. There are three main doshas. For each one, there are corresponding personality traits and emotional components. To bring your personal dosha into balance, each type has foods and spices that are beneficial or harmful. When I started eating right for my dosha, my health and energy increased drastically. This system has been around for along time. It is a remarkable system for how it ingeniously is able to link body types to personalities characteristics. For more information on your ayurvedic type visit

Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry is a health and wellness professional who was healed from chronic back pain in 2003 after studying the mind-body connection. She went on to study the physical and mental benefits of yoga and now teaches classes and workshops in Southern California. She has also worked as an organic health consultant and writes about how to eat a clean whole foods diet incorporating gluten-free, raw, and dairy free options.