• Stephanie Cavoli, LMT

Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia part 1.

Recently I've been doing some extra research for a Fibromyalgia Project I am hosting this Summer. As essential oils are a hot trend right now I kept finding articles and photos on pinterest with suggestions for essential oils and combinations that help symptoms of fibromyalgia.



Essential oils are a great way to enhance your healing but should not be thought of as a cure. Be sure to work with a certified aromatherapist if you would like to focus more on oils in your health practice. Remember that essentail oils while natural are highly concentraited and should be used with care. Never ingest oils.



I started to check them out hoping to find some inspiration.


There were some great ideas, but most actually missed the mark.


First, no matter how amazing it would be, we can't cure your fibro with oils. If you find a recipe or someone that suggests you may want to respectfully decline.


Second, while there is a tendency to have a lot of muscle pain, pain associated with fibro is really coming from your central nervous system. This means that any oil specifically chosen for its ability to soothe or ease muscle pain is not going to address the problem.


Second, while there is a tendency to have a lot of muscle pain, pain associated with fibro is really coming from your central nervous system. This means that any oil specifically chosen for its ability to soothe or ease muscle pain is not going to address the problem.

This can become a little confusing at first, and even more so when we remember that while having fibromyalgia can cause muscle pain, you may also have muscle pain unrelated to your fibro as well. For example the repetitive movement of office work may cause your neck and shoulders to hurt on top of your fibro symptoms. When this is the case, essential oils for muscle pain can be helpful. It is important to remember however, that it is not directly or specifically easing the symptoms of fibromyalgia.


So what should we look for?

Essential oils that calm, nourish, support your central nervous system. Which ones are those? I actually don't know. The central nervous system doesn't come up a lot in the aromatherapy world. I am going to be learning as much as I can about this for you, so that I can share. There are a lot of herb that work with the nervous system and I am excited to see if there is a parallel.


Here is what I do know:

Stress can play a major role in the timeline between flares and how intense they are.

Choosing essential oils that help calm, relax, or soothe you is usually very helpful.


You may also want to look at oils that help with sleep, and chronic fatigue. Look out for another blog post that will share our client favorites!





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