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Neuropathy In My Body & Brain Affected My Sleep

Author: Dianne H.
Skill: Nutritionist
Date: 04-15-2013
Views: 14,207
Word Count: 272
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8466-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have a neuropathy situation going on in my body and brain. Evidently I can't absorb B12 naturally, so now I take B12 injections. Hopefully the B12 will eventually correct my neuropathy situation.

In the meantime, I can't sleep and find peace at night unless I use a particular essential oil regimen. That's what I'd like to share with you here:

This Vita Flex regimen takes me about 7 minutes in the morning and 7 minutes in the evening after bathing. If I DON'T do my essential oils regimen (skipping it for two days), I have acute, relentless "no sleep whatsoever until about 4 am.

Each time I test this by eliminating my Vita Flex routine, I find the same results: NO sleep. Moving my head from side to side, no comfort, numbness and coldness in my feet.

My Vita Flex regimen has changed over the months, depending on which version of the essential oils reference book I consult, and also which Young Living oils are in stock or out of stock. I used to used Juniper, Geranium, Aroma Life essential oil blend (because of the Helichrysum content) and Copaiba.

Nowadays I Vita Flex these blends in succession on each foot three times: Aroma Siez, PanAway, Peace & Calming, and lastly Copaiba. Then I rub my foot with a cream to seal in the oils and put socks on. I spend the rest of the evening relaxing with Netflix and/or needlework.

I also diffuse Vetiver and Valerian in the bedroom right before lying down to sleep. Ahhhhhh. Sleep is precious and valuable.

I thank GOD for the oils that are such a comfort to my life.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
2.Associated topics: 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
3.Associated topics: numbness-/-tingling-(Neuropathy) — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
4.Associated topics: insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
5.Associated topics: insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link
6.Associated topics: insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."Link
7.Associated topics: insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "Valerian may be an alternative treatment for the symptom management of [restless legs syndrome] RLS with positive health outcomes and improved quality of life, [including improved sleep quality and decreased daytime sleepiness]."Link
8.Associated topics: insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "...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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