Through the years, essential oils have become famous for their properties to ease discomfort from pain and to improve skin conditions. Essential oils are meant to be inhaled or applied to the skin for maximum effect. When addressing peripheral neuropathy conditions, using skin application is useful. Today I will talk about neuropathy and the everyday essential oils that may provide some relief.
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a functional disturbance in the peripheral nervous system. It is a condition in which a person suffers peripheral nerve damage often associated with an underlying disease. Peripheral nerves send messages from the central nervous system, the brain, and the spinal cord to the rest of the body. It can also affect a single nerve or several nerves at the same time. The areas affected are often found in the hand, feet, leg, and back. Many people who are diagnosed with neuropathy have no preexisting cause or injury.
Peripheral Neuropathy Facts
· neuropathy is a condition that encompasses different medical conditions.
· neuropathy can involve the autonomic nerves, the motor nerves, and the sensory nerves.
· Sometimes it can affect a single nerve or nerve set
· Metabolic problems, physical trauma, infection, repetitive injury, and exposure to some toxins are all possible causes of neuropathy.
· Diabetics have a high risk of neuropathy
· The symptoms of Neuropathy depend on the location. The most common symptoms are tingling sensations, numbness, sharp, and shooting pain.
What are the benefits of essential oils?
· Essential oils may help ease pain associated with Neuropathy
· Certain essential oils have antimicrobial properties, which can assist in infections.
What are the best essential oils for Peripheral Neuropathy?
Essential oils that have pain-killing properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and stimulatory effects are the best oils to use during peripheral discomfort. Today we will be looking at 8 of those essential oils, and then I will provide you with a way to use these oils.
Essential oils for Neuropathy
•Peppermint: Peppermint essential oil can boost circulation, is a pain reliever, and eases muscle spams
•Geranium: Geranium Oil can temporarily reduce pain associated with Neuropathy
•Rosemary: Rosemary Oil increases circulation flow, is an antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic.
•Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus oil is antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. The oil is also anti-inflammatory.
•Ginger: Ginger essential oil is a potent peripheral nerve anesthetic that alleviates discomfort and serves as a neuroprotective agent. When used for nerve pain due to lesions formed in the nerve pathway, ginger provides immense relief.
Ginger has a warming effect, which soothes irritated nerves and sore muscle tissue while decreasing the body’s inflammatory responses.
•Lavender: Lavender oil can act as a pain reliever and is also anti-inflammatory. The calming effects of lavender oil help to reduce the damaging effect stress has on the body. Lavender can help people with neuropathy to overcome their sleep difficulties and encourage a good night’s sleep.
•Frankincense: Frankincense oil stimulates the immune systems and relaxes the muscles. Many people find the pain of neuropathy to be worse at night, and frankincense essential oil can help settle the mind and may help sufferers get a peaceful night of sleep.
•Black Pepper Oil: Black Pepper Oil is antiviral and can provide support to the nervous system; the oil can increase circulation and is a known pain reliever.
Ways to use essential oils for neuropathy
Ways to use essential oils for neuropathy
1). A Synergy Blend – Is a highly concentrated blend of essential oils that make up an entirely new molecular composition, rendering the mixture more effective than the individual oils are known as a synergy blend. This unique composition is commonly made up of 3 or more essential oils from different families like woody, camphoraceous, citrus, floral, resins, and spicy, to name a few. Blending takes some knowledge of essential oils and ratios of the top, middle, and base notes, doing some research before you begin is useful or consult with an aromatherapist for advice.
Blend all these oils with a carrier oil and massage over the affected area.
2). A peripheral foot soak is useful for these benefits
>Ease aches and pains
>A gentle detox can replace essential minerals such as magnesium, which is important for a healthy nervous system.
>Ginger powder or leaves
>A few drops of the peripheral synergy blend
>A tea bag to capture the ingredients
Mix in a small glass bowl all the dry ingredients. Add a few drops of the synergy blend. Add to a warm foot bath and soak for at least 30 minutes.
You can add the blend to an empty tea bag and place it in a warm foot bath. Throw the tea bag away after each use.
3). Peripheral Neuropathy Rub is useful for these benefits
>Can alleviate pain and improve range of motion
>May Increase joint flexibility
>Has essential oils that lessen anxiety
>The completion of the skin becomes hydrated
>Infused St John’s Wort
Please perform a patch test for compatibility by rubbing a small amount to the forearm and observing for an allergic reaction for 1-2 hours. After, apply a small amount to the affected area as needed.
Each product can be used alone or in conjunction with each other. This peripheral neuropathy set can be used in any area where you are experiencing sciatica pain. The foot bath can be used as a bath soak as well. Follow the steps for the foot soak then add to a warm bath.