Rose oil eases pain

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“Rose oil eases menstrual pain. In a study of 75 women, 25 massaged rose oil onto their abdomens to ease menstrual pain, the most common gynecologic complaint. Twenty-five used unscented almond oil and 25 did nothing for their pain. The rose oil group had significantly less pain.”

The report also states women often suffer in silence for years, with conditions such as a type of back pain that can develop after childbirth, and chronic pain after breast cancer surgery.

“I can’t tell you the number of women I see who have been told they just have to live with the pain… It’s just heart breaking because many of these women have been suffering a long time. Women, especially older women, are less likely to speak up and seek treatment for their pain.” says Donna-Ann Thomas, M.D., a member of ASA’s Committee on Pain Medicine,

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). “Women’s pain: Common, treatable and often overlooked or mismanaged.” ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150119082754.htm (accessed March 10, 2015).