Muscle Tested For My Perfect Shingles Recipe
Author: Sheri G.
Word Count: 258
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 10426-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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I am a dowser, so I decided to make a list of all the recommended essential oils for shingles and nerve pain from the testimonials on www.Oil-Testimonials.com and from the Essentials Oils Desk Reference.
From that list, I muscle tested each oil, asking if that specific oil was beneficial to me for shingles and nerve relief and how many drops were needed of each of those oils. (Please understand that this recipe is specific for me, but I want to share this as a guideline for you to do your own muscle testing for your own specific recipe.)
Here is my recipe:
Eucalyptus 2 drops
Helichrysum 5 drops
Juniper 4 drops
Lavender 3 drops
Marjoram 3 drops
Nutmeg 3 drops
Pine 3 drops
Peppermint 2 drops
Exodus II blend 3 drops
Ravintsara 5 drops
Thieves blend 5 drops
Elemi 5 drops
I mixed the above oils into a carrier oil (I used castor oil) and then rubbed on the uncomfortable areas. I muscle tested daily to see if a recipe change was needed, and on day 5 adjustments were made. All the oils were still the same, except the amount of drops increased on some of the oils:
Helichrysum to 7 drops
Marjoram to 5 drops
Nutmeg to 4 drops
Exodus II blend to 4 drops
Ravintsara to 8 drops
Elemi to 6 drops
Thieves blend to 25 drops
It was essential for my body to first acclimate to the original recipe and then to use the adjusted recipe. Also, my chiropractor (who confirmed through muscle testing this recipe change) said to take the Thieves blend in gelcap form.
I hope this helps as a guideline to your own specific recipe.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: zoster, nerves.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."||Link|
|2.||"Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."||Link|
|3.||"The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."||Link|
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