How To Use Essential Oils For Neuropathy and Other Nerve Pain

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Essential oils for neuropathy and other nerve pain can help manage the symptoms, but getting rid of the pain requires dealing with the underlying cause. 

Neuropathy refers to damage to the peripheral nerves. These nerves send signals to your brain, and when the nerves don't work properly, you can have symptoms such as numbness, prickling or tingling, pain, and muscle weakness. Neuropathy most often occurs in the feet or hands and has many causes, including diabetes and alcoholism.

Although neuropathy has no known cure, essential oils may help alleviate symptoms. Here are two suggested blends from the Essential Oils Desk Reference:

Neuropathy blend #1: 

  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 3 drops geranium
  • 3 drops lavender

Neuropathy blend #2:

  • 3 drops geranium
  • 3 drops fleabane (Erigeron)
  • 3 drops cedarwood
  • 2 drops peppermint

Dilute the essential oils 50:50 with carrier oil. Apply 2 to 4 drops to the affected area 3 to 5 times a day.

Essential Oils For Carpal Tunnel and Other Neuralgia

Neuralgia is pain caused by a damaged nerve. The many types of neuralgia include carpal tunnel syndrome and trigeminal neuralgia (stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in the face). If you want to use a single essential oil, three of the top choices are peppermint, helichrysum, and marjoram.

Here are three blends of essential oils for nerve pain that may help. Massage a few drops of the blend into the affected area several times a day.

  • 5 drops helichrysum
  • 3 drops Roman chamomile
  • 2 drops marjoram
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil

or

  • 8 drops lavender
  • 4 drops Roman chamomile
  • 4 drops helichrysum
  • 3 drops marjoram
  • 4 tablespoons infused oil of St. John's wort

or

  • 3 drops peppermint
  • 3 drops marjoram
  • 3 drops eucalyptus
  • 1 drop coriander
  • 3 tablespoons almond oil

Sources

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art

Aromatherapy for Dummies

Massage & Aromatherapy: Simple Techniques to Use at Home

Aromatherapy Blend For Leg Nerve Pain

Blend the following oils and apply to legs two or three times a day as needed:

  • 5 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
  • 3 drops marjoram essential oil
  • 3 drops helichrysum essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil

Source: Essential Oils For Healing

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