Best Essential Oils For Neuropathy, Numbness & Pain Relief
Using oil for body massage and relaxation of muscles are time tested natural remedies that also helps in relaxation of mind.
Some recent studies also indicated that we can use essential oils for peripheral neuropathy.
Neuropathy is nothing but pathological or functional damage of peripheral nerves except the nerves within brain or spinal cord. (so they called as PERIPHERAL nerves)
Common sign and symptoms of pheripheral neuropathy can be found in extremities like feet and hand, especially in diabetic patient.
Tingling, pins & needles sensation are the most common symptoms along with neuritis and pain.
Causes of Neuropathy
Is the most common cause of neuropathy in feet causing tingling sensation. Increase blood sugar level damages the small blood vessels that provide nutrients to nerve cells resulting into the damage of nerves.
Vit. B12 deficinecy
Lower level of vit. B12 can lead to polyneuropathy. Vit. B12 is an useful element for healthy functioning and growth of nerve cells, reduced intake of these vitamin results into neuropathy.
Consumption of alcohol on daily basis for many years can damage the nerves.
Like Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome can cause peripheral neuropathy.
Local injury to nerves during accident or surgery can also cause neuropathy.
Symptoms of Neuropathy
- Tingling sensation in extremities.
- Increased sensitivity to touch.
- Pin & Needles sensation in feet.
- Sharp pin pricking pain in hand and feet.
- Gradually increasing numbness.
- Loss of proprioception
- Blood pressure changes.
- Sudden dizziness.
What should I do for neuropathy?
Better thing is to visit physician who will easily able to detect the cause behind your neuropathy.
Provide him all details of your symptoms and medical history of diseases you are suffering from.
Please remember that neuropathy is a bunch of symptoms which is result of some underlying disorder.
So, it is better to treat underlying cause that will bring relief from peripheral neuropathy. In some cases, underlying cause that leads to neuropathy can't be removed, like chemotherapy or uncontrolled diabetes.
In such instances herbs and essential oils can be helpful to relieve the pain in feet and hands.
Using essential oils for peripheral neuropathy can effectively helps to relieve pain caused by nerve damage.
Best essential oil for numbness & diabetic neuropathy
Essential oils can able to relieve pain, tingling and pin-needles sensation in feet and hand by helping nerves to repair themselves from the damage. 
Massaging the area with diluted essential oils can help to sooth the nerves and build up the required heat to help surrounding muscles to relax.
You can also use it in bath water to have a relaxing and refreshing bath experience that will relieve nerve pain.
Essential oil recipes to combat neuropathy
Essential oils can be used in two way to get relief from neuropathy.
First is using these oils for massage while other is adding them in bath tub.
Recipe for massaging
- 3 drops of Marjoram oil
- 3 drops of lavender oil
- 3 drops of cypress oil
- 3 drops of Helichrysum oil
- 6 drops of wild orange oil
Mix these oils together with couple teaspoon of coconut oil and use it for massage of hand and feet.
Gently massage your feet applying some pressure so can these oils get absorbed in skin and provide maximum benefits.
Relaxing bath recipe
These oils can work as relaxant and can provide refreshing experience if added to bath water.
Add 4 drops of Blue tansy & Ylang Ylang essential oil to bath water, mix it well and take a bath.
Cypress Essential Oil
Cypress oil is derived from the needle-bearing tree and useful in treating inflammations, restless leg syndrome, muscular cramps and pain.
It contains the camphene, which is an anti-septic element and help to cure wounds.
This oil reduce swelling and aids the anti-inflammatory process, helping body to repair the damaged nerves.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Extracted from the Ylang Ylang tree with the steam distilation method from its flowers.
This oil help to calm down the irritation of nerves and also provide anxiety & stress relief.
It work as booster to peripheral nerves, repair damage and strengthen them.
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Derived from the flower named as Helichrysum, this oil has vast array of medicinal properties.
It is an anti-inflammatory essential oil that reduce inflammation and sooth damaged nerves.
This oil is a 'Nervine' means it keeps nerves calm and strengthen them
Tansy Essential Oil
Tansy is a flower plant that native to Europe & Asia. It falls under the Aster family.
Essential oil derived from this flower plant has sedative effects on brain & nerves. Oil is derived from the all parts of plant using steam distillation procedure.
Its anti-inflammatory & sedative properties helps to relax & cure damage in nervous system.
It also works as analgesic as well as reduces itching.