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Neuropathy Causes Shooting Sensations


Author: Cecilia C.
Date: 08-07-2013
Views: 15,420
Word Count: 170
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 8787-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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My husband and I have been using essential oils for about 4 years. We have a nice variety to choose from. My husband has diabetes and because of it, suffers pain in his feet and sometimes up his legs.

He uses a drop or two of Lemongrass every day, morning and night, to help relieve the constant pain. He rubs the oil into the parts of his feet that hurt. Mostly the toes and ball of the foot.

He will at times experience sharp, shooting pain in his feet or legs. He immediately rubs Lemongrass on the pain and within seconds that pain is relieved.

He also uses the Deep Relief and PanAway oil blends every night before bed. He starts by rubbing the Deep Relief roll-on over his toe pads and ball of his foot. Next comes the Lemongrass and then the PanAway.

He finishes by using a locally made lotion containing several essential oils and that lotion has kept his feet from cracking and peeling. They are very nice and soft.


Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: diabetic, nerves, numbness, peripheral, sleep, weakness.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: diabetes — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
2.Associated topics: diabetes — "Cinnamaldehyde [in cinnamon] has antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic [cholesterol-lowering] actions in db/db mice and could be useful in the treatment of type-2 diabetes."Link
3.Associated topics: diabetes — "D-limonene is a major constituent in citrus essential oil.... Recently, d-limonene has been reported to alleviate fatty liver induced by a high-fat diet. Our data suggest that the intake of d-limonene may benefit patients with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia and is a potential dietary supplement for preventing and ameliorating metabolic disorders."Link
4.Associated topics: diabetes — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
5.Associated topics: diabetes — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link
6.Associated topics: nerve-damage,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
7.Associated topics: nerve-damage,neuropathy — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link

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