Nervous System Pain Support
Source: Barbara Lemke, RN, CCAP
firstname.lastname@example.org) [Note: brackets ours].
[Peroneal nerve injury or] foot drop is caused by
weakness or paralysis of the muscles below the knee
involved in lifting the front part of the foot. The
underlying causes of foot drop are varied. Often,
neurological, muscular, and anatomical problems
Specific foot drop causes may include:
Muscle or nerve damage. An injury to the muscles that
control the ankle and toes can cause foot drop.
Sometimes nerve damage — from an injury to the
nerves in the lower spine or leg to the long-term nerve
damage of diabetes (neuropathy) — causes foot drop.
In other cases, nerve damage occurs during hip or knee
replacement surgery. Pressure to the nerve on the
outside of the shinbone just below the knee (peroneal
or fibular nerve), as you might experience if you sit with
your legs crossed for too long, can trigger
temporary foot drop.
Muscle or nerve disorders. Various forms of muscular
dystrophy, an inherited disease that causes progressive
muscle weakness, may contribute to foot drop. Various
forms of compartment syndrome, a condition
characterized by the compression of nerves and blood
vessels within an enclosed space, may have the same
Central Nervous System Disorders
Disorders that affect the spinal cord or brain — such as
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) [or Lou Gehrig’s
Disease], multiple sclerosis, or stroke — may cause foot
drop. Here's what you a can do to support the body.
How MSM Works to Control Pain
When fluid pressure inside cells is higher than outside,
pain is experienced.
The MSM [Methylsulfonylmethane] found in Sulfurzyme
equalized fluid pressure inside the cells by affecting the
protein envelope of the cell so that water transfers freely
in and out. The Young Living Essential Oils have been
shown to stay in the body 5-7 days after application and
wrap around the nerve sheathing to ride the nervous
system through the body.
How to Use Essential Oil for Pain Control
PanAway is a powerful support for pain reduction. When
applied on location or to the Vita Flex points on the feet,
it can act within seconds. Alternate it with Relieve It.
These 2 blends are a powerful combination for deep-
tissue pain support as well as bone-related pain.
For Tired, Fatigued Muscles
Tired muscles may be lacking in minerals such as calcium
and magnesium. Mega Cal and Mineral Essence are
excellent sources of both trace and macro minerals and
good for all muscle conditions.
When selecting oils for injuries, think through the cause
and type of injury and select oils for each segment. For
instance, whiplash could encompass muscle damage,
nerve damage, ligament damage, inflammation, bone
injury, and possibly emotions. Select oils for each
perceived problem and apply.
Nerve disorders usually involve peripheral or surface
nerves and include neuritis, neuropathy, neuralgia,
Bell’s palsy, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
In contrast, neurological diseases are usually associated
with deep neurological disturbances in the brain, and
these conditions include ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s
Mega Cal used with Omega Blue helps provide calcium,
magnesium, and natural lipids necessary to maintain
nerve signal transmissions along neurological pathways.
Sulfur deficiency is often present withnerve problems.
Sulfur requires calcium and vitamins B and C for the
body to metabolize it. Super B, Super C, and Sulfurzyme
work well together to help repair nerve damage and the
CAUTION: Never use hot packs for neurological
problems. Always use cold packs to reduce pain and
inflammation. In other words, reduce the temperature of
the damage site.
Other oils to use for nerve damage are:
10 drops Juniper
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Helichrysum
1/2 oz. of V-6
Copaiba would be great to reduce the inflammation and
magnify the action of the other oils.
Connective Tissue Trauma
Deep Relief. Formulated for the convenient relief of
muscle soreness and tension. Soothes sore joints and
ligaments, helps calm stressed nerves, and reduces
inflammation. This powerful blend contains 9 essential
oils, most of which are chosen for their anti-inflammatory
and pain-relieving characteristics.
Mega Cal and BLM provide critical nutrients for
connective tissue repair. Sulfurzyme, an outstanding
source of organic sulfur, equalizes water pressure inside
the cells and reduces pain. PanAway reduces pain and
Lemongrass promotes the repair of connective tissue.
Lavender with Lemongrass, and Marjoram with
Lemongrass work well together for inflamed tendons.
Deep Relief is a convenient way to apply a blend of oils
that is both for pain relief and is anti-inflammatory.
When selecting oils for a specific type of injury, you will
need the appropriate oils. For instance, tendonitis could
encompass muscle damage, nerve damage, ligament
strain/tear, inflammation, infection, and possibly an
emotion. Therefore, select an oil or oils for each
potential cause and apply in rotation. The emotional
distress may be anger or guilt. The oils in Ortho Sport
and Ortho Ease Massage Oils reduce pain and promote
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This is the blend That D. Gary Young gives his patients
and it really works great for pain. My daughter just had
surgery and her dog jumped on her stomach and she
thought that she would never move again. I made up the
second recipe and she drank it and in 15 minutes her
pain decreased and later went away. God Bless, Nancy
10 drops Vetiver
10 drops Valerian
5 drops Helichrysum
5 drops Clove
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(**Recommendations are for Young Living Therapeutic
grade essential oils only. Information is for educational
purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure,
or prescribe, and statements have not been evaluated by
the FDA. Please see a qualified physician regarding your
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