Diabetic Neuropathy Massage Oil
Many diabetics suffer from neuropathy and I'm asked a lot about essential oils for neuropathy. This blend is great for combatting these painful symptoms and the light massage used to apply this body oil is great for restoring blood flow!
Essential Oils for Neuropathy
In 2010, researchers from Louisiana State University published a study (source) that evaluated how a special blend of essential oils mixed with homeopathic remedies affected plantar cutaneous (foot sole) pain due to peripheral neuropathy. The homeopathic remedies were St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Wolfsbane (Aconitum napellus), Club Moss (Lycopodium clavatum), phosphorus, Poison Ivy (Rhus toxicodendron) and Rye ergot (Secale cornutum). And the five essential oils were geranium oil (Pelargonium graveolens), lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia), bergamot oil (Citrus aurantium), tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) and eucalyptus oil (Eucalyptus globulus).
Sixty participants randomly received the natural treatment above or a placebo and 93% of the patients reported pain reduction within 30 minutes of topical application and no adverse reactions were observed!
Diabetic Essential Oil Neuropathy Body Oil
This body oil is based off of the study above.
In addition, I highly recommend visiting your local upper cervical chiropractic specialist to address neuropathy and other peripheral nerve conditions. Essential oils and chiropractic care are a great one-two punch against neuropathies!
- Drop essential oils into a medium glass bowl.
- Add in carrier oil and mix.
- Massage over feet, legs or over problem areas.
- Store in glass jar or in a lotion dispenser.
Safety & Contraindications
Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions?
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When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.
Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family.
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As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.