I Was Tripping And Falling Due To Neuropathy
Author: Pat S.
Word Count: 225
Questions Received: 7
Testimonial ID: 10838-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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I have neuropathy. I was tripping and falling. I was literally crawling up the stairs to bed at night. Then I was introduced to essential oils by a good friend of mine. The following is what I discovered that helped me to keep my symptoms under control:
I applied Peppermint oil straight on feet for two and a half months and realized I was not having the pain as I had before. I used about two bottles of the oil in this time. I had been on medication for this and after finding so much relief decided to wean myself off of it. I had been using the medication for over 8 years and I think it took me almost a year to completely wean off. I do not recommend weaning without medical help especially on certain medications. Fortunately I had that help.
Several others have tried the same as I have and with good results. I have developed a cream now using different oils that I use when I have neuropathy flare ups.
Without these wonderful oils, I do believe I would be in a wheelchair today as my neurologist had told me that is where I was heading.
I was able to retire from my job at 62 and enjoy being pain free!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: nerves.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."||Link|
|2.||"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|
|3.||"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|
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