Carpal Tunnel

Oils & Blends:

Healing:  Cypress (circulation), Frankincense, Helichrysum (nerve damage), Lemongrass (connective tissue), Marjoram (muscle tissue)

Pain:  Wintergreen

Also consider: Basil, Birch, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Oregano

Suggested protocols:

One or two drops to the wrist area 2 or 3 times daily applied to the wrist area where the nerve irritation is occurring.   Soothing Blend for pain followed with Massage Blend or Cypress, Helichrysum, and Lemongrass if available.  The experiences of others suggest other oils combinations will also be effective.

Remember also that the median nerve originates at the spine and travels thru the shoulder and elbow so that the nerve damage in some cases could be in an area other than the wrist and applying oils to the point of the damage would be best.

The carpal tunnel is an area of the wrist where the flexor tendons pass through to the fingers.  The median nerve also passes through this tunnel and is surrounded by the flexor tendons. The tunnel formed by bones of the wrist and the transverse carpal ligament.  The median nerve is of special importance since it carries sensation to the three fingers and controls the movement of the thumb (it does not go to the little finger).

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the condition where the median nerve is irritated or pressed causing numbness, weakness and/or tingling and even painful sensations.  This nerve travels from the neck through the shoulder and elbow onto the wrist so the irritation may occur in any of these areas.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome specifically refers to pressure or irritation originating in the wrist area.  Causes for this include:

·    Repeating the same movement of the wrist, especially if the wrist is bent down.

·    Wrist injuries

·    Bone spurs

·    Some types of arthritis

·    Pregnancy or obesity make create such pressure

·    Some even note that smoking can reduce blood flow to the median nerve causing Carpel Tunnel Syndrome!

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