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Friend Struggled With Neuropathy For Years

Author: Judy W.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 06-18-2010
Views: 53,004
Word Count: 217
Questions Received: 21
Testimonial ID: 4403-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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My friend is not diabetic but has been troubled with neuropathy of his feet/toes for over 3 years. He has see different doctors for this problem as it gives him severe sharp shooting pains in his toes and feet. He was prescribed several medications none of which did anything for the pain.

I used a blend of Cypress, Wintergreen and Helichrysum. It gave some relief but he needed to use it every 3-4 hours, which was difficult during the day at work.

As I was reading in my essential oils reference book, I came across information that included Nutmeg as a help for nerve pain.

I gave him some Nutmeg oil and he rubbed it on his feet/toes every night with the OrthoEase. He also started taking the Nutmeg 2-3 drops in a capsule every AM. After 3 days he no longer had any pain in his feet/toes.

He now uses only the one capsule of Nutmeg daily and once a week a foot soak, then applying the Nutmeg with the OrthoEase. He has not had any; not even one episode of the pain since the 3rd day he started this regimen. Such a wonderful relief after years of painful feet.

The Nutmeg, like the other Young Living oils, are high quality and do not cause any side effects.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: nerve-pain,numbness-/-tingling-(Neuropathy) — "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
2.Associated topics: nerve-pain,numbness-/-tingling-(Neuropathy) — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
3.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "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
4.Associated topics: helichrysum-oil — "...its flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, cough, skin, liver and gallbladder disorders, inflammation, infections and sleeplessness... In vitro studies characterized Helichrysum as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. Its flavonoids and terpenes were effective against bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), its acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids displayed antifungal action against Candida albicans and its flavonoids and phloroglucinols inhibited HSV and HIV, respectively.... Regarding Helichrysum italicum in vivo activity, the highlight goes to ...the anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by its flavonoids, acetophenones and phloroglucinols, as seen in animal models."Link

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