Unfortunately, arthritis is one of those pesky widespread; currently incurable painful degenerative conditions that deeply impact the quality of people’s lives and mobility. If that isn’t hard enough to live with, often the treatments prescribed to alleviate the pain can have their own not so nice side effects.
However, before you despair there is a not so new kid on the block, and when I make that statement, I’m talking like over 40,000 years not so new. First nation Australians led the way by using it for the treatment of all sorts of ailments, including arthritis and painful joints.
Research has now started to catch up, and is showing the powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) effects of Emu oil. This is quickly becoming considered an effective remedy that can ease inflammation, decrease swelling and minimise the chronic pain associated with this condition.
In fact researchers have discovered that emu oil is more effective than fish oil, flaxseed oil and olive oil in reducing inflammation in rat research models.
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Does emu oil work for arthritis?
A clinical trial conducted by ‘Whitehouse’ reported that emu oil demonstrated...
"Profound anti-arthritic potency, in some respects, resembling some of the powerful immunosuppressant drugs. . . for rheumatoid arthritis”
Emu oil was shown to have the same or greater anti-inflammatory activities as ibuprofen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDS) and the equivalent affect to prednisolone a corticosteroid. Without any of the adverse side effects attributed to these popular drugs.
How to use emu oil for arthritis
Emu oil can be applied to the skin directly or taken orally. Because of emu oils superior ability to penetrate deeply through the skin and into the tissue it can deliver essential fatty acids that can relieve inflammation, and swelling whilst helping to lubricate joints.
The best topical application is by massaging stiff joints and muscles with the oil two to three times per day. This can aid in the relief of arthritic symptoms such as swelling and stiffness in everything from your hands, feet, knees, elbows and hips.
Ingesting emu oil orally is another beneficial way to reduce inflammation through the delivery of Omega 3, 6 & 9. It is recommended to take 1 teaspoon a day or as directed by your health care professional. The oil may also aid in digestive health and improve hair, skin and nails.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, absolutely. The benefits of Emu oil coupled with gentle massage can help improve circulation, increase mobility, ease inflammation, reduce swelling and minimise chronic pain.
Emu oil also soaks deeply into all 7 layers of skin leaving you with hydrated soft and supple skin without that greasy heavy feeling.
We recommend using OzWellness emu oil over the skin repair cream for arthritis and sore joints. The oil is rich in essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 & 6 and has been shown to be an effective remedy in easing inflammation, decreasing swelling and minimising the chronic pain associated with this condition.
Although the skin repair cream is a great product, it’s thicker consistency and additional ingredients benefit dry and compromised skin conditions.
Unlike many other products aimed at arthritis, OzWellness emu oil products are 100% natural and free from harsh chemicals and additives.
The oil is a gentle, yet effective option that will help nourish, soothe and ease the symptoms of arthritis. With little to no reported side effects, it can be safely used on dry, sensitive, painful, reactive and swollen joints.
Emu oil deeply penetrates the skin to deliver effective relief from arthritic pain and help ease inflammation. Try it today!