Nerve Damage

Oils & Blends:  Massage Blend, Grounding
, Cypress, Geranium,Helichrysum, Juniper, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile

Also consider: Birch, Cassia, Grapefruit, Lavender,Lemon,Lemongrass, Marjoram,OreganoPatchouli, Vetiver

Suggested protocols:

Nerve damage can come from a variety of sources.  If uncertain consider the possibilities of viral or bacterial infection, muscle spasms or cramps, local inflammation, or other root causes and use oils recommended for these concerns.  For repair and regeneration of nerve tissue Frankincense, Helichrysum, and Roman Chamomile are most often suggested. More complex protocols also increase blood circulation to hasten healing and may have oils for pain management.  Below are three protocols suggested:

Restore damaged nerve tissue:

·  Apply 1 – 2 drops of Frankincense and/or Helichrysum to the affected area 2 to 3 times daily to restore .

Restore damaged nerves, including increased circulation:

·  5 parts – Helichrysum

·  3 parts – Cypress

·  8 parts – Geranium

·  2 parts – Juniper

·  1 part – Peppermint

3-4 drops topically to the area of damage 2-3 times per day.

Restore damaged nerves, increased circulation, pain management, and infection protection:

·  15 drops Geranium

·  10 Helichrysum

·  10 Wintergreen

·  8 Marjoram

·  6 Cypress

·  5 Peppermint

·  2 Clove

·  2 Lemon

3-4 drops topically to the area of damage 2-3 times per day.

The nervous system has three primary functions. The Sensory System gathers information about the environment around the body and transmits it to the brain.  This would include touch, taste, or any of the five senses.  The Motor Nerves (Somatic) control the voluntary movements of the body such as walking or talking. The Autonomic Nerves control the involuntary actions of the body such as heartbeat, digestion, or adrenal release. (The tab above,
Nervous System, gives a more detailed description of the complete nervous system.)

Because of the complexity of this body system there are many possible problems that may occur with a myriad of symptoms.  These can range from the nuisance of having numbness in the end of a finger to a disabling injury to the spine.  Nerve damage may be the result of, or a symptom of, a number of diseases.  Listed below are some common conditions involving nerve damage:

•  Autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.

•  Cancer growth can caused direct damage to nerve tissue or enlarged tumors can apply pressure on nerve tissue.  Beyond there may be collateral damage to nerve tissue from the cancer treatments of radiation and chemotherapy.

•  Diabetes often includes damage to sensory nerves resulting in diabetic neuropathy.

•  Infections of different types such as HIV, hepatitis C, and Lyme disease affect the nerves.

•  Medicines, drugs, or toxins can damage nerve tissue.

•  Motor neuron diseases such a ALS or Lou Gehrig’s diseases affect neurons directly.

•  Pressure from arthritic growth or other abnormalities often constricts nerve passageways or puts pressure on nerve tissue resulting in pain and discomfort.

•  Trauma to any part of the body can result in damage to sensory, motor, or autonomic neurons or their pathways.

Symptoms will vary depending on which part of the nervous system is damaged:

•  Autonomic nerve damage may include bladder problems, constipation, dry eyes, dry mouth, excessive perspiration, or sexual dysfunction.

•  Motor nerve damage may produce muscle atrophy, paralysis, twitching, or weakness.

•  Sensory nerve damage can result in burning, dizziness, numbness, pain, or tingling.

Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.