Battling Nerve Damage From Shingles
Author: Eva M.
Word Count: 386
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9485-OR
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My 65-year-old husband is in his ninth month of nerve pain, LONG after the shingles lesions flared up and healed. I am the oiler who has been trying to get my husband to use essential oils to remedy his health needs.
Last June 2013, my husband came down with a case of shingles which targeted his left side (thigh, testicle, penis, and left buttock). The lesions in his "manly bits" area were nothing short of excruciating. We've never heard of ANYBODY getting SHINGLES in that area, eventually attacking the sciatic nerve base area.
He still suffers greatly from nerve pain and has grown weary of the prescription named Lyrica, which has negative emotional side effects (uncharacteristic rages). He got off the prescription this week because he ran out, and it just didn't help anymore anyway. So I asked him to consider using a recipe of Young Living oils for some relief.
Day 1: An application of 4 essential oils applied topically to the affected area at bedtime rendered him relief.
Day 2: An application at bedtime again brought relief!
Day 3 (today): We applied in the morning before his workday, and I got a call from him on his first break at work. He is praising the pain relief of the application!
We now do an AM and PM (before bed) application. The recipe is 2 drops of each of the following oils:
These are applied with a layering technique on the back of the left thigh and up to the buttock and left testicle (but NOT on them).
I've created a batch of the blend of the 4 oils, putting 50 drops of each oil into an empty Peppermint bottle. An AromaGlide roller fitment is attached so he may do applications himself (as needed) at work.
He is a happier person and seems to enjoy some of the nerve pain relief with this recipe. The combination of oils was derived from my research using the essential oils reference book.
It is hard to find ANY testimonials about males over 60 who have had prolonged nerve-ending pain as my husband has. We wonder how much longer this may continue. How many applications daily are appropriate will depend on the level of pain. Each person is different. My husband's nerve pain stretches all the way down the left leg into the left heel of his foot.
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