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Diabetic Neuropathy Massage Oil

essential oil neuropathy blend

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!

Diabetic Neuropathy Massage Oil
 
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Drop essential oils into a medium glass bowl.
  2. Add in carrier oil and mix.
  3. Massage over feet, legs or over problem areas.
  4. Store in glass jar or in a lotion dispenser.


This post currently has 19 comments.

  1. Tiffany Woodward
    April 24, 2017

    You also mentioned homeopathic remedies… In the study were those used along with the essential oils?

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    • Dr. Z
      April 25, 2017

      Yes, 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).

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  2. Bill
    April 24, 2017

    Do you think this might help with people who have neuropathy with just numbness (no pain) of feet?

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    • Dr. Z
      April 25, 2017

      I don’t see why not!

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  3. karen
    April 24, 2017

    What about needing the homeopathics listed in the study also

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    • Dr. Z
      April 25, 2017

      We don’t know if they are “needed” or just enhanced the pain-killing benefits. In either case, it’s an interesting study, isn’t it!

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  4. Linda Breyfogle
    April 24, 2017

    Will this help with restless leg syndrome as well? I don’t have the other problems but have major restless leg syndrome. If not any suggestions on what essential oils I can use?
    Thank you so much and God Bless.

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    • Dr. Z
      April 25, 2017

      Not sure, but it can’t hurt to try!

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  5. Vicki
    April 23, 2017

    Will this help with trigeminal nuralgia as well

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    • Dr. Z
      April 25, 2017

      Not sure, but it can’t hurt to try!

      I will say one thing about TN, however, upper cervical chiropractic care is the safest, most well-documented natural remedy. I highly recommend looking up a Doc near you –> http://www.nucca.org/nucca-directory/

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  6. Bill
    April 23, 2017

    Thank you for the great article- so many people suffering from this. Wonder if this would be effective for those that have just numbness with no pain. I find it interesting that the ingredient list for the brand name product used in the study shows the homeopathics as the “active ingredients” and the 5 essential oils as the “inactive ingredients”.

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  7. Lucy
    April 23, 2017

    Can I purchase this already premixed?
    Thank you, Lucy

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    • Dr. Z
      April 23, 2017

      No, sorry, I don’t sell essential oils. You will need to follow the recipe and make your own. 🙂

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  8. Cyndi Smith
    April 23, 2017

    Do you think this would help with neuropathy caused by chemotherapy?

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    • Dr. Z
      April 23, 2017

      Being a pain-based condition, I don’t think the cause of neuropathy will determine the soothing and calming effects of these essential oils.

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  9. Terry
    April 23, 2017

    Great information. Lots of research must have gone into this.
    God bless you.
    Terry

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  10. Faye Lund
    April 22, 2017

    In the above article you mention there are six essential oils that were used in the study from Louisiana State University. There are only five listed, geranium oil, lavender oil, bergamot oil, tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil. What is the sixth oil?

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    • Dr. Z
      April 23, 2017

      Actually, it’s 5, thanks for catching that. All fixed now!

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