Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Pelvic Pain Syndrome If the root cause can be identified it is best to address that issue. For chronic pain some suggest:

Oils & Blends:  Frankincense, Helichrysum, White Fir, Wintergreen, Massage Blend Technique

Essential oils based products:

Also consider: Lemongrass

2 – 3 drops of Wintergreen and Frankincense or White Fir and Helichrysum with a few drops of FCO and massage into area twice a day.

Others suggest the Massage Blend Technique periodically for anyone that is dealing with a chronic pain issue. Follow the link for a description of this massage-like procedure.

Another suggestion:

Worwood, in her book, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy suggests a common issue for women is associated with circulatory issues in reproductive area. She goes on to suggest that 10 days before the menstrual period massage with 5 d Nutmeg, 15 d Geranium, 5 d Black Pepper and 5 d Ginger front and back, waist to knees twice daily. Also couple this with alternating warm and cold sitz baths. (see her book for more details).

Pelvic pain in common terms refers to pain associated with symptoms in women usually associated with the reproductive system or urinary tract.  But, in fact, pelvic pain and associated health concerns occur in both males and females.  The terminology is confusing and changing and because these are symptoms and not single health concerns it becomes even more complicated.  Often the condition can be chronic and a root cause cannot be identified such that the one suffering must address the pain rather than the underlying cause.

Some causes common to men and women:

•  Irritable bowel syndrome

•  Painful bladder syndrome and interstitial cystitis (bladder pain that is not caused by infection)

•  Diverticulitis

•  Pelvic floor pain (muscles in area feel tight or tender)

•  Fibromyalgia

Or sometimes more common ailments can be involved:

•  Appendicitis

•  Bladder or kidney infections or stones

•  Hernia

•  Broken pelvis

•  Intestinal issues

Pelvic pain in women:

The technical definition of pelvic pain is pain in the abdomen that is below the belly button.  If it lasts for longer than six months it is termed Chronic Pelvic Pain.  This is a symptom, not a disease and may be indicative of a number of different problems. The root cause can be gynecological or connected to the digestive tract, urinary tract, muscle or connective tissue or the nerve pathways.

Gynecologic causes in women::

•  Complications associated with menstrual, ovulation or pregnancy

•  Endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts and other reproductive organ disorders

•  Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease (an infection caused by a sexually transmitted organism)