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Using Coconut And Flaxseed Oil To Relieve Arthritic Pain

by Bonnie Gordon

If you are suffering from arthritis and want to use natural methods to help alleviate pain then two oils you may want to try using are coconut oil and flaxseed oil. Coconut oil and flaxseed oil both have anti-inflammatory properties and this makes them effective at relieving the pain that can occur when you suffer from arthritis:

Coconut Oil Joint Care

You can reduce the inflammation in tissues and joints by rubbing coconut oil on areas where you experience arthritic pain. While your skin is still wet massage your joints and limbs with coconut oil in the same way that you would use lotion. Coconut oil is readily absorbed by the skin and this allows it to start relieving inflammation in tissues and joints quickly. An added benefit of using coconut oil is that it is not very greasy so it will not leave your skin feeling very oily.

Using Coconut Oil As A Massage Oil

You can use coconut oil to massage the areas of your body in which you feel pain. Here are the steps you can take to do this:

  1. Warm a half a cup of coconut oil on low heat.
  2. Massage the mixture into the aching areas of your body for at least ten minutes.

Warming the coconut oil before massaging it into the skin allows for increased blood supply to the tissues and joints which helps to relieve pain.

Take Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil can be added to food to help ease the pain of arthritis. Flaxseeds contain omega-3 fats which help the body to fight inflammation. You can drink a tablespoon of flaxseed oil daily or you can drink a teaspoon three times for the day. Flaxseed oil can also be sprinkled on your food. You can even add it to orange juice or to your milk in the morning as well.

If you don't want to use the oil then you can try grinding flaxseeds and sprinkling them all over your food, since the oil can make food and drink greasy. No matter how you choose to introduce flaxseed into your diet you should notice some changes in arthritic pain once you begin using it consistently.

Coconut oil and flaxseed oil are two of the safest and most affordable oils that you can add to your arthritic treatment program in order to relieve inflammation and pain. You may use them together or by themselves to alleviate the discomfort of arthritis.

For more help, you might contact a company such as Orange Beach Walk-In Medical Care to learn more.