Do you suffer from muscle fatigue and weakness that improves with rest? Are you struggling with focus and mental alertness? Are climbing stairs out of the question for you?
These symptoms can be distressing. If you are struggling, then using essential oils regularly may help you to manage the symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis.
MG is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system produces antibodies that interfere with neurotransmission to skeletal muscle. This results in weakness that comes and goes.
Generally, symptoms get worse with activity and improve with rest.
Ultimately, essential oils for myasthenia gravis aren’t likely to be the only tool you will need, but they can help to manage the symptoms.
Just like with a tennis elbow ailment or mending a painful sprained ankle, the goal of essential oils in this case is to help reduce inflammation, reduce stress, improve energy, and ensure that rest is rejuvenating.
Several essential oils have properties that make them useful for myasthenia gravis. These properties come from using the distillation method or cold-pressing processes to extract plant essences.
The result is a highly concentrated and effective essential oil that is an enhanced version of the originating plant’s healing properties.
The Best Essential Oils for Myasthenia Gravis
Remember, It’s critical to seek care if you are suffering from myasthenia gravis. Essential oils are not your only strategy. Essential oils are best used to support your body through your healing process:
1. Lavender essential oil
It acts as a mild sedative and is a great support oil for calming the nervous system. It’s one of the best at this!
I use it for a variety of treatments, including improving pineal gland health.
It can also work synergistically with any of the other oils listed here.
It is a wonderfully cooling oil that is helpful in reducing heat in the body and enhancing mental sharpness even through fatigue.
3. Wintergreen essential oil
Wintergreen EO is a fantastic oil that helps to reduce muscle fatigue almost immediately.
What’s more, is it does an amazing job at helping to alleviate your muscle pain.
4. Orange essential oil
It is a superstar when it comes to energy boosting. It also can help improve mood too.
5. Copaiba essential oil
This one is a powerful essential oil with anti-inflammatory properties, which is helpful to you for many reasons.
Reducing inflammation is a big key for reducing symptoms of autoimmune conditions.
Tips for Applying These Essential Oils
It is important to remember that essential oils are super concentrated plant essences that are extracted from several different species of plants. They make excellent home remedies and supportive therapies because they are so powerful.
The strength and potency are essential to their healing properties, but it also makes it vital for you to know a few points before beginning.
First of all, since essential oils are so potent, you must use them properly, and it is particularly important to dilute them properly.
Next, know that essential oils and water don’t mix. Essential oils are hydrophobic, which means they don’t mix well with water. Ingesting oils for myasthenia gravis will not help you,, and just as a general rule of thumb, there’s not a good reason to ingest essential oils in your water or otherwise.
Finally, know that the most effective way to use essential oils for myasthenia gravis is to use any of the oils listed: lavender, orange, copaiba, peppermint, wintergreen, is to use them topically and aromatically.
A combination is the best way to ensure that you get all of the benefits of these powerful plant medicines.
Essential Oil Recipes and Pairing Suggestions
As mentioned, for the most optimal results, we will use a combination of the aromatic method and the topical method to apply essential oils.
But first, I want to provide you with a couple of combinations to help you maximize the properties that will assist you and to heal and stop the bleeding.
To get started, you will want to select your choice of oils. When using essential oils for myasthenia gravis it’s best to choose one from the list above.
Make your selection by checking what symptoms you need the most help to support. You can also choose to pair a few up and use them together.
Here are a few suggested pairings for maximum results:
1. Peppermint and Orange
These two are the perfect combination to enhance mental acuity and focus, to improve and boost mood, and to cut through the fatigue.
2. Lavender and Copaiba
These two oils paired together will help reduce inflammation and soothe the nervous system.
3. Wintergreen and Lavender
This pair of oils will help to reduce muscle fatigue and general aches and pains that impact the muscular system.
How to Use Essential Oils for Myasthenia Gravis for Best Results
Remember safety first! It is critical to dilute your essential oil and have an excellent plant-based oil such as coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or even just olive oil nearby if your skin starts to get warm or irritated.
You always want to use a glass bowl to dilute essential oils in a carrier oil before applying them to your skin topically.
Warm Muscle Compress
It can’t be said enough, safety first! Make sure you have a plant-based oil nearby in case of skin irritation.
Compresses can help relieve pain, muscle fatigue, and inflammation on their own. Adding essential oils supercharges these well-established effects.
For this treatment a combination of Copaiba and Lavender is recommended. You can also use Wintergreen and Lavender if there is soreness involved. Here’s how:
1. Carefully heat water in a glass bowl.
2. Add 2-4 drops of each oil you choose, for a total of 4-6 drops to the water, and stir it around a bit.
3. Take a small cloth or towel and soak it in the hot water.
4. Wring out the excess water and place the hot towel over the affected area.
5. Be sure to breathe deep and inhale the aroma as you enjoy the effects of the warm compress.
Scent Tent for Mental Alertness
The scent tent is a simple way to get a quick burst of mental alertness and bust through the brain fog that can accompany myasthenia gravis.
This is great if you don’t have a diffuser or if you need a concentrated aromatic treatment.
Orange and peppermint essential oil used together will be the oils required for this.
This technique works on the limbic system through your nasal passages and has a direct pathway to your brain to ease anxiety.
Here are the steps:
1. Place one drop of Peppermint and one drop of orange oil in your hand.
2. Swirl it around to activate it and then carefully cup your nose to inhale through your nose, and slowly exhale through your mouth.
3. Repeat for 3-4 breaths.
Myasthenia gravis is very scary and requires immediate intervention. The earlier you can begin to remove inflammation, the less long term symptom management you can expect.
Essential oils for myasthenia gravis are a wonderful adjunct therapy.
Taking advantage of the healing properties of the plants and their plant essences can help you to reduce inflammation, stress, muscle fatigue, and mental fatigue.
These advantages are not unlike what you find when treating trigeminal neuralgia disorder or even if you’re dealing with joint issues like a throbbing rotator cuff injury.
Remember to try different combinations of the oils included in this article to find the perfect plant essence support for your needs.