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Let's look at using essential oils for gout pain relief.
Gout is a specific type of arthritis caused by hyperuricemia, a condition where your body has too much uric acid. Uric acid crystals (monosodium urate) collect in the body's joints, fluids, and tissues. Pain is your body’s natural anti-inflammatory response to the crystals.
Although gouty arthritis can occur in any joint, the most common location is the joint at the base of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). The toe usually becomes red, inflamed, sometimes hot to the touch, with mild to excruciating pain.
Here are some blends to help manage the pain of gout.
Massage blend for gout:
Gently massage a little of the blend into the affected joint 2 or 3 times a day.
Source: Essential Oils Desk Reference
Another massage blend for gout:
Bath blend of essential oils for gout:
Combine oils and stir into a bath.
Source: Massage & Aromatherapy: Simple Techniques to Use at Home
Foot soak for gout:
Adapted from The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness
Keep the following blend in the refrigerator and use when you gout becomes inflamed:
Source: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
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