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Epsom salt for chronic pain

An Epsom salt bath can help reduce inflammation to relieve chronic pain, from arthritis to tension headaches to back pain. Chronic pain is defined as any pain not caused by an acute injury that lasts more than three months.

Epsom salt baths to relieve chronic pain

One leading pain expert and osteopath recommends this therapeutic bath nightly as part of a three-step process to release chronic pain:

Salt & Pepper Bath Recipe

  1. Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to your bathwater.
  2. Add 3 to 5 drops of aromatherapy black pepper oil. (Do not apply undiluted black pepper oil directly on the skin.)
  3. Soak for at least 10 minutes.

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