Pain Relief & Blood Circulation

Instead of people resorting to painkillers, they certainly have the option to implement several natural ways that are easy and practical.

For the people who incorporate these alternative methods in lieu of pharmaceutical drugs, it’s definitely feasible for them to dramatically decrease or totally eliminate their infrequent and mild to chronic and severe muscle/joint/bone pain. The goal for these people should be to greatly increase the circulation of their blood to the areas of irritation, and this in turn will largely diminish the degree and intensity of muscle/joint/bone pain that they are experiencing. Some healing modalities to highly consider are eating according to Scripture (Isaiah 55:2), using heat therapies and/or contrast temperature therapy, consuming ginger root for its anti-inflammatory properties (drinking ginger tisanes is wise since adequate hydration is also a crucial factor here), engaging in various activities (include stretching), massaging the body (further down this post, Dianne suggests a terrific massager), exposing your skin to the sunshine for the vitamin D it offers, performing what is called earthing, improving your posture and applying essential oils (mingled with aloe vera gel) to those painful areas of your body (refer to iLoveToLiveWell’s Pain Relief Salve further down in this post).

There’s an ever growing body of strong scientific research that enthusiastically supports the use of particular essential oils for their analgesic (pain relieving) properties and for anti-inflammation. Since chronic inflammation (a.k.a., the body’s immune response to physical irritation and stress) can definitely be a central cause of continual pain and a plethora of undesirable bodily conditions… It sure can be super helpful to incorporate foods, herbs, and yes, even essential oils (with anti-inflammatory properties) into the daily routine. Essential oils are used in various ways… Some people prefer to inhale them through aromatherapy, while other people prefer them to enter the body through aromatherapy massage.

Are you aware that a significant research study, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, put forth that eucalyptus essential oil has both pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties? People usually associate rosemary with culinary preparations, however, do you know that the extraordinary essential oil of this popular herb has been heartily proclaimed to be one of the most widely-used oils in aromatherapy aimed at substantially diminishing pain? While essential oils won’t cure persistent pain or annoying muscle aches, they can certainly be utilized in helping to dramatically lessen them. Essential oils are yet another extremely effective tool that people have available to them for improving their overall health and well-being.

To both alleviate pain and boost blood circulation, use one or more of the following essential oils… coriander, cumin, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, juniper, lavender, peppermint and rosemary.

What is an essential oil?
An essential oil is the “essence” of a plant or herb (in a highly concentrated form). Simply put, an essential oil is often referred to as the “life blood” of plants and herbs. It’s the concentrated oil of plants, herbs and trees (including the bark, stems, flowers and other parts).

What are carrier oils?
A carrier oil (such as olive oil) aids an essential oil by “carrying” it into the skin. While a carrier oil doesn’t contain the same elements as does an essential oil, it’s important to use when topically applying an essential oil. An essential oil’s molecules are extremely small, and they are able to easily penetrate through the skin and then quickly enter into the body. A carrier oil’s larger molecules increase the length of time an essential oil stays on the skin.

iLoveToLiveWell’s Pain Relief Salve
In a half pint, glass mason jar, put:

Olive oil
OR
Aloe vera gel = 3 ounces
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To the jar, add:

Peppermint, Western USA = 60 drops
OR
Eucalyptus Globulus, Organic (OR Eucalyptus Radiata) = 60 drops
OR
Use 30 drops of the peppermint, and use 30 drops of the eucalyptus.

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Stir together the carrier oil or aloe vera gel and essential oil with a silicone, wooden or plastic utensil (no metal utensil).

Aloe vera gel is not a carrier oil. But, its cooling, soothing, moisturizing, and other beneficial properties make it a marvelous choice for diluting essential oils (prior to topical application to the skin). However, it’s really important to be super careful when selecting the type of aloe vera gel product to use as a carrier for essential oils. In theory, pure aloe vera gel (taken directly from fresh aloe leaves) certainly seems like the ideal way to use aloe as a carrier, but it’s definitely not. This is because pure aloe vera leaf gel contains a significant amount of water, and essential oils and water do NOT remain mingled. A good majority of essential oils float atop of water, yet, there are some essential oils that will actually sink to the bottom of the water. Therefore, pure aloe vera leaf gel does NOT work to adequately and evenly dilute essential oils. Robert Tisserand, of the Tisserand Institute, who is a skin care expert and who also has extensive experience with essential oils, offers up his suggestions regarding aloe vera gel products for use with essential oils. Within his presentation at the 2016 NAHA Conference, and as a part of his Complete Skin Series course, Robert explains that it’s best to use an aloe vera gel of a thickish consistency. A thicker aloe vera gel will enable an essential oil to stay in suspension (mixed within it). Essential oils are lipophilic or “fat friendly” (attracted to carrier fats/oils), and according to Robert, aloe vera gel can be a wonderfully effective carrier to potentially enhance an essential oil’s absorption when topically applied to a person’s skin. When contained within aloe vera gel, an essential oil is more likely to be drawn to the “natural oil” within the skin. Thus, the essential oil more readily absorbs into a person’s skin than would absorb into their skin if the essential oil was diluted in a lipid/fat friendly-based carrier. Since aloe vera gel can enhance the absorption of an essential oil into a person’s skin, it’s prudent to start by using a lower dilution of the essential oil than what would normally be the case when working with a traditional carrier oil. In conclusion, it’s extremely wise to combine an essential oil with an aloe vera gel that has a somewhat thicker, smooth, jelly-like consistency.

Another great way for essential oils to permeate the body is to use a nebulizing diffuser. This is the most effective device for getting essential oils to enter the body. The nebulizing diffuser utilizes pressurized air to effortlessly atomize millions of tiny micro-particles of pure essential oil and disperse them quickly across a wide area.

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Claudication
There are millions of people who suffer with claudication. This is a situation whereby a person cannot walk but a few steps… without feeling excruciating pain in their legs. Often, people describe this leg pain as crampy or throbbing. But, not all people feel intense pain. Sometimes, it’s just tightness, heaviness, or weakness in one or both of the legs. Claudication is to the legs what angina (chest pain) is to the heart. Claudication is frequently referred to as intermittent claudication, and the reason being… the pain comes and goes. A person feels pain when they’re walking, and the pain ceases when they stop walking. Essentially, claudication is the consequence of the tissue not receiving enough oxygen-rich blood.

“Certainly, for patients who are suffering with claudication, it hurts to walk. But, it’s important, under physician supervision, to push through the pain,” urges exercise researcher, James Barnard, PhD, distinguished professor emeritus at UCLA. Even though it may seem counterintuitive to direct patients with claudication to push themselves to walk, having them go as far as they can till the pain is too much for them to bear, then having them sit to rest for a minute or two (as the pain subsides), then having them get up to walk again, this is exactly what patients need to do. The rationale for exercising to the point of severe pain is “to stimulate the formation of collateral vessels around the blockage to improve blood flow to the lower legs,” elaborates Dr. Barnard.

Claudication is the outcome of plaque build-up and blockages in the legs’ main arteries… (termed peripheral artery disease, or PAD). Basically, PAD is heart disease in the legs, and like heart disease… it’s usually caused by unhealthy living. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is when arteries in the limbs (usually the legs) develop atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is when cholesterol-rich deposits, called plaques, burrow into the inner lining of the arteries. The plaques cause inflammation and injury, and ultimately, blockages in blood flow. PAD is no laughing matter. One devastating result of PAD is gangrene and amputations. Having peripheral artery disease also greatly increases peoples’ risk of other types of atherosclerotic-related events (such as heart attacks and strokes).

When incorporating a substantial level of activity (pumping up the body’s blood circulation) coupled with eating according to Scripture… In very little time, a person’s blood flow (in their legs) can easily and pretty quickly increase from 7% to 70%. If this same person has a strong determination to get well and stay well, they can develop a vast collateral network of blood vessels in their legs. Put another way… The person can grow, in effect, their own natural bypasses. What’s more, their femoral (thigh) arteries can dilate (open up) to enhance blood flow. Psalm 139:14… “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

Treat your body well. Remember, it’s circulation system is what’s responsible for sending blood, oxygen and nutrients all throughout your physical makeup. It’s time to minimize a sedentary lifestyle, get the body moving by taking daily walks with intervals of sprinting and frequent massage is tremendously healthy as well!

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In relation to people who are substantially overweight or who are striving to overcome a situation of limited mobility due to injury, disability, and/or illness… There are numerous methods for physical activity that they can incorporate into their daily life which will, in turn and for one thing, improve their entire outlook on life. When a person gets their body moving… Their body releases endorphins that energize and boost their mood, ease depression, relieve stress and anxiety, elevate their self-esteem, and trigger an overall sense of well-being. Are you aware that physical activity has such a powerfully positive impact on a person’s mood that it can certainly treat mild to moderate depression just as effectively (if not even more so) than if the person were to take an antidepressant medication? If a person has a serious disability, severe weight challenge, chronic breathing condition, type 2 diabetes, some form of arthritis, or another debilitating illness… they may think that their health problems make it impossible for them to productively move about (if at all). Or, perhaps they’ve become frail with age, and they have a real concern about falling or injuring themselves if they attempt to exercise. Here’s the truth of the matter. Regardless of a person’s age, current physical condition, and whether they’ve exercised in the past or not… there are an abundance of ways for them to conquer their mobility issues and reap all of the marvelous rewards (physical, mental, and emotional) that other people receive from being active. It’s paramount for a person to clearly comprehend that any/all movement they include in their daily regimen will provide significant benefits to their health.

Cardiovascular exercises are awesome for raising the heart rate, and they are fabulous for upgrading a person’s endurance. Strength training exercises are terrific for building up muscle and bone mass, plus they are superb for bettering a person’s balance. Flexibility exercises are fantastic for enhancing the range of motion, preventing injury, plus they are integral in minimizing a person’s pain and stiffness. A person shows forth discernment when they get their body to move at a comfortable pace for them, then they naturally and gradually increase their activity level according to what they’re able to handle. Moving about tends to become more motivating for a person if they perform a physical activity they wholeheartedly enjoy. A person should do as they’re able, and it is key for them to keep their goals manageable. Accomplishing even the smallest fitness goals will not only encourage a person to gain massive body confidence, but it will also encourage them to move forward with great enthusiasm. A person is quite wise if they quit exercising should they experience intense pain or discomfort, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, and/or clammy hands. This person may need to adjust their workouts to 5 or 10 minutes, and they may also want to highly consider working out more frequently.

It’s Time To Study
John 5:2-9 “Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these LAY* a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the MOVING* of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and TROUBLED* the water: whosoever then first after the TROUBLING* of the water stepped in was made WHOLE* of whatsoever DISEASE* he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Christ saw him LIE*, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made WHOLE*? The IMPOTENT* man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is TROUBLED*, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Christ saith unto him, RISE*, take up thy BED*, AND WALK*. And immediately the man was made WHOLE*, and took up his BED*, AND WALKED*: and on the same day was the sabbath.”

The Breakdown
John 5:2-9… “Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these LAY* a great multitude of impotent folk,

*LAY*
Strongs Number: G2621
Orig: from 2596 and 2749; to lie down, i.e. (by implication) be sick; specially, to recline at a meal:–keep, lie, sit at meat (down). G2596
Use: TDNT-3:655,425 Verb
Heb Strong: H1961 H7901
1) to have lain down, i.e. to lie prostrate
1a) of the sick
1b) of those at meals, to recline

of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the MOVING* of the water.

*MOVING*
Strongs Number: G2796
Orig: from 2795; a stirring:–moving. G2795
Use: Noun Feminine
Heb Strong: H5205
1) a moving, agitation

For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and TROUBLED* the water:

*TROUBLED*
Strongs Number: G5015
Orig: of uncertain affinity; to stir or agitate (roil water):–trouble.
Use: Verb
Heb Strong: H926 H943 H1104 H1204 H1238 H1607 H1804 H1949 H1993 H2196 H2287 H2342 H2490 H2560 H2730 H3648 H3766 H3857 H3943 H4102 H4116 H4127 H4171 H4833 H5074 H5307 H5503 H5753 H5791 H6206 H6244 H6471 H6504 H6670 H6789 H7043 H7264 H7280 H7489 H7493 H7515 H7812 H7817 H7997 H8074 H8269
1) to agitate, trouble (a thing, by the movement of its parts to and fro)
1a) to cause one inward commotion, take away his calmness of mind, disturb his equanimity
1b) to disquiet, make restless
1c) to stir up
1d) to trouble
1d1) to strike one’s spirit with fear and dread
1e) to render anxious or distressed
1f) to perplex the mind of one by suggesting scruples or doubts

whosoever then first after the TROUBLING* of the water

*TROUBLING*
Strongs Number: G5016
Orig: feminine from 5015; disturbance, i.e. (of water) roiling, or (of a mob) sedition:–trouble(-ing). G5015
Use: Noun Feminine
Heb Strong: H1091 H1205 H2189 H2427 H2470 H2649 H2787 H3766 H4079 H4090 H4103 H5792 H7407 H7465
1) disturbance, commotion
2) metaph. a tumult, sedition

stepped in was made WHOLE* of whatsoever DISEASE* he had.

*DISEASE*
Strongs Number: G3553
Orig: from 3552; an ailment:–disease. G3552
Use: TDNT-4:1091,655 Noun Neuter
Heb Strong:
1) disease, sickness

*WHOLE*
Strongs Number: G5199
Orig: from the base of 837; healthy, i.e. well (in body); figuratively, true (in doctrine):–sound, whole. G837
Use: TDNT-8:308,1202 Adjective
Heb Strong: H2416 H2421 H7965
1) sound
1a) of a man who is sound in body
2) to make one whole i.e. restore him to health
3) metaph. teaching which does not deviate from the truth

And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Christ saw him LIE*,

*LIE*
Strongs Number: G2621
Orig: from 2596 and 2749; to lie down, i.e. (by implication) be sick; specially, to recline at a meal:–keep, lie, sit at meat (down). G2596
Use: TDNT-3:655,425 Verb
Heb Strong: H1961 H7901
1) to have lain down, i.e. to lie prostrate
1a) of the sick
1b) of those at meals, to recline

and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made WHOLE*? The IMPOTENT* man answered him,

*IMPOTENT*
Strongs Number: G770
Orig: from 772; to be feeble (in any sense):–be diseased, impotent folk (man), (be) sick, (be, be made) weak. G772
Use: TDNT-1:490,83 Verb
Heb Strong: H1669 H1809 H2470 H2844 H3782 H3811 H4116 H4135 H4571 H5869 H5999 H6484 H6850 H7401 H7503 H7921
1) to be weak, feeble, to be without strength, powerless
2) to be weak in means, needy, poor
3) to be feeble, sick

Sir, I have no man, when the water is TROUBLED*, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Christ saith unto him, RISE*,

*RISE*
Strongs Number: G1453
Orig: probably akin to the base of 58 (through the idea of collecting one’s faculties); to waken (transitively or intransitively),
i.e. rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence):–awake, lift (up), raise (again, up), rear up, (a-)rise (again, up), stand, take up. G58
Use: TDNT-2:333,195 Verb
Heb Strong: H6965
1) to arouse, cause to rise
1a) to arouse from sleep, to awake
1b) to arouse from the sleep of death, to recall the dead to life
1c) to cause to rise from a seat or bed etc.
1d) to raise up, produce, cause to appear
1d1) to cause to appear, bring before the public
1d2) to raise up, stir up, against one
1d3) to raise up i.e. cause to be born
1d4) of buildings, to raise up, construct, erect

take up thy BED*,

*BED*
Strongs Number: G2895
Orig: probably of foreign origin; a mattress:–bed.
Use: Noun Masculine
Heb Strong:
1) a pallet, camp bed (a rather simple bed holding only one person)

AND WALK*.

*WALK*
Strongs Number: G4043
Orig: from 4012 and 3961; to tread all around, i.e. walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary):–go, be occupied with, walk (about). G4012
Use: TDNT-5:940,804 Verb
Heb Strong: H1869 H1980
1) to walk
1a) to make one’s way, progress; to make due use of opportunities
1b) Hebrew for, to live
1b1) to regulate one’s life
1b2) to conduct one’s self
1b3) to pass one’s life

And immediately the man was made WHOLE*, and took up his BED*, AND WALKED*: and on the same day was the sabbath.”

Notice Lord Christ revealed to the man how he could keep himself well (how to hold onto the healing the man received from Him).
Lord Christ pointed out to the man 3 KEY things 1} he needs to RISE (get his body in an upright position to move his blood), 2} take up his bed (stop lying around, stop being inactive which weakens his body and which creates him to have an ill body) and 3} WALK (move about, be active to stimulate his blood flow which he absolutely needs to be well and stay well)! After Lord Christ instructed the man on what he needed to do from this juncture and going forward, the man was immediately healed. Then, the man took up his bed, and he walked!!!