Essential Oils: ALS

Essential Oils: ALS

Can Aromatics Help ALS?

Essentials oils are the newest trend. But better known as aromatherapy, they’ve actually been around for centuries. There’s plenty of research behind this aromatic fad that helps to alleviate many health conditions. We’ve uncovered some ways essential oils can help with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 




The ALS Society of Canada states: “Aromatherapy is a form of therapy that uses oils extracted from aromatic plants to promote health and well-being. Essential oils are said to have a beneficial effect on the mind, body, and spirit. There are hundreds of essential oils listed in comprehensive guides to aromatherapy, but therapists commonly use a few dozen, with specific oils used to treat specific ailments or complaints.”

Like herbs and minerals, the FDA does not regulate essentials oils. Most medical doctors don’t consider them a valid treatment for what ails you, but those who use them are believers. But check with your doctor first. If you have allergies or anaphylaxis, you’ll probably want to avoid most essential oils. By and large, though, they’re worth a try.

Below is a list of essential oils that might help to ease symptoms of various conditions.

Massage Today suggest these uses of essential oils:

For Pain:  Spike lavender, sweet marjoram, lavender, petitgrain, Roman and German chamomile, clary sage, lemongrass, helichrysum, peppermint, ginger, black pepper.

For Stress:  Rose otto, frankincense, clary sage, sweet orange, bergamot, grapefruit, ylang ylang, sandalwood, neroli, sweet marjoram, petitgrain, mandarin, lavender, rose geranium, tangerine, jasmine.

For Sleep:  Lavender, neroli, jasmine, marjoram, Roman chamomile.

For Sense of Well-Being:  Frankincense, lavender, rose, mandarin, neroli, helichrysum.

For Headaches:  Lavender, peppermint, marjoram, Roman chamomile.

For Circulation:  Rosemary, ginger, black pepper, peppermint, lemongrass, rose geranium.

Early research shows more possible benefits for essential oils in these areas: 

For Antioxidant Properties:  Lavender.

For Anticancer Properties: Lemongrass, thyme.

For Anti-inflammatory Properties: Myrrh, frankincense.

For Nausea: Peppermint, spearmint.

For  Hormone Regulation: Thyme, coconut.

For Brain Function and Nerve: Coconut.

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  1. Lorraine Walter says:


    • Let me know what you are trying to use them for and I might be able to help. Different things work for different people. I use Young Living essential oils. I have different mixes that I use for different things.

  2. Dagmar Munn says:

    This is an old article and the information should be updated. Essential oils and aromatherapy is not recommended for medical use.

    Aromatherapy provides only stimulation to the senses (creating alertness) or calming the senses (creating relaxation).

    Aromatherapy is not disease specific “therapy” – – caution should be used by those with ALS.

    • Rene Kittle says:

      Essential oils are effective and I’ve seen the results over and over again! The scientific research shows how oils like Frankincense can positively affect cellular DNA and reduce cancer cell growth. Many essential oils help manage symptoms of many conditions.This article is spot on and why hospitalsoffer this as an alternative therapy!

  3. Many thanks for the quite useful and informative article! As well as essential oils help you with a variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, fatigue, post-surgical pain, and post cancer treatment.

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