Frankincense and Myrrh for Neuropathy pain

Posted by hotfooted @hotfooted, Apr 26, 2019

Today I saw the Nutritionist that my doctor sent me to.. As usual, my feet were red and burning. She told me that many Diabetics that she counseled used Frankincense and Myrrh drops mixed with a lotion and they swore by it.. wouldn't be without it. She had some and we tried it on my poor feet right then.. It was absolutely amazing! My feet cooled down immediately and they became their normal white skin again. That was this morning and they are still okay at 5:30 in the evening.. My gosh, maybe I'll be able to sleep better tonight… Have any of you tried this? If so, what has been your experience with it? I'm hoping to hear lots of comments back…

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@ess77

@artscaping, @retired123, @athenalee, and all…Benadryl is a wonder drug for me also, in most cases, but I stopped taking it at night every night when I realized it had lingering fuzziness and there was some reason it's not good to do regularly. Don't remember what now… I will take it in capsules, and use the cream. The cream doesn't help my feet and ankles like the MM lotion and oral Benadryl. Benadryl capsules are like magic for me with crazy reactions to drugs or bites or PN itching. but, that's not my major issue with my feet so I only use it occasionally, as needed.

For sleep, I do better with the MM tincture and 1-2 melatonin tablets. And, massaging the feet/legs with balm or lotion.

I'm so pleased we've helped each other like this to find different ways to help our variety of PN and other problems. If I didn't have you, my Connect friends, sharing such great information and helping me through, I'd be in a very different place with all my physical issues. I send blessings every day to all of you who have helped me get to such a better place in my aging.

Thanks to you all! ess.

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What is MM tincture/lotion? I really need help with ankles/feet. Thank you.

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@retired123

What is MM tincture/lotion? I really need help with ankles/feet. Thank you.

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@retired123 and all,,,Oh, my, I apologize. MM is medical marijuana…it's tough to type that all out each time so I cheat a bit and go with MM. Tincture is medical marijuana tincure I get from the local distributor that's 1:, THC:CBD. I use a dropper full of the tincture under my tongue for 30 seconds about an hour before going to bed. It is very helpful for anxiety, insomnia, pain reduction, and such. I'm able to actually get a good night;s sleep now due in great part to the use of the tincture. I also bought a lotion from the same marijuana distributer that's the same mixture of the two main ingredients in medical marijuanal Itnreaooy helps me a lot with reduction in arthritic pain in my hands and feet, i just stumbled on using it for a shingles like painful, itchy, burning red rash. It worked instantly to stop all discomfort and healed the rash in a week or so.

Help? It does help to understand what I'm saying, eh? Thanks for asking.

Ck wit @artscaping. Chris Trout, one of our friends on Connect. She knows more than anyone I know about the benefits of MM for folks like us. I never used marijuana in the 'fun' years. Look at me now! At age 74

enhoy a good night. I'm hitting the bed right now….blessings, ess

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@retired123

Good evening ~ For me the worst is tight/stiff ankles. My other garden variety symptoms I could deal with if my feet would allow me to walk w/o assistance and drive. I'm not liking the pregabalin side effects so I'm reducing the dosage and am going to try supplementing with Benadryl. I am told I am one of the fortunate ones w/o pain. It doesn't feel fortunate to be basically housebound and have all my activities come to a near standstill. So I'm trying to find what others are doing to help with their symptoms. I find light compression helps with "itching". But the ankles!!

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And good evening again. Let's see what we can do tonight. For those tight/stiff ankles, have you ever done "Legs up the wall". When both of your feet are in the air, turn your ankles 6 times in one direction and then 6 times in the other direction. Now, point your toe to the wall and then back again 10-12 times. These Yoga poses/exercises are specifically for your ankles. I do them every morning to make sure my ankle tissues, muscles, etc. get plenty of practice.

When I was 19, I had a plastic leash put around the tendons and ligaments in my left ankle. The surgeon told me I would probably have trouble with the ankle including pain for the rest of my life, especially during pregnancy. Guess what…..as long as I do "Legs up the Wall", I have no problems as all. My ankle is strong and pain-free. So here is the big surprise…….that surgery was 60 years ago.

Give it a try…..send me a picture if you can. In addition to helping your ankles by turning and bending them, you can build strength just by holding the pose for 5 minutes. Remember that your legs have little valves in them that control the blood flow. Legs up the wall prevents the fluid from settling in your feet.

May you be free, safe, and protected from inner and outer harm.
Chris

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@artscaping

And good evening again. Let's see what we can do tonight. For those tight/stiff ankles, have you ever done "Legs up the wall". When both of your feet are in the air, turn your ankles 6 times in one direction and then 6 times in the other direction. Now, point your toe to the wall and then back again 10-12 times. These Yoga poses/exercises are specifically for your ankles. I do them every morning to make sure my ankle tissues, muscles, etc. get plenty of practice.

When I was 19, I had a plastic leash put around the tendons and ligaments in my left ankle. The surgeon told me I would probably have trouble with the ankle including pain for the rest of my life, especially during pregnancy. Guess what…..as long as I do "Legs up the Wall", I have no problems as all. My ankle is strong and pain-free. So here is the big surprise…….that surgery was 60 years ago.

Give it a try…..send me a picture if you can. In addition to helping your ankles by turning and bending them, you can build strength just by holding the pose for 5 minutes. Remember that your legs have little valves in them that control the blood flow. Legs up the wall prevents the fluid from settling in your feet.

May you be free, safe, and protected from inner and outer harm.
Chris

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Thank you. I do exercise my ankles but I haven't tried this. I will give it a try.

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@artscaping

And good evening again. Let's see what we can do tonight. For those tight/stiff ankles, have you ever done "Legs up the wall". When both of your feet are in the air, turn your ankles 6 times in one direction and then 6 times in the other direction. Now, point your toe to the wall and then back again 10-12 times. These Yoga poses/exercises are specifically for your ankles. I do them every morning to make sure my ankle tissues, muscles, etc. get plenty of practice.

When I was 19, I had a plastic leash put around the tendons and ligaments in my left ankle. The surgeon told me I would probably have trouble with the ankle including pain for the rest of my life, especially during pregnancy. Guess what…..as long as I do "Legs up the Wall", I have no problems as all. My ankle is strong and pain-free. So here is the big surprise…….that surgery was 60 years ago.

Give it a try…..send me a picture if you can. In addition to helping your ankles by turning and bending them, you can build strength just by holding the pose for 5 minutes. Remember that your legs have little valves in them that control the blood flow. Legs up the wall prevents the fluid from settling in your feet.

May you be free, safe, and protected from inner and outer harm.
Chris

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Thanks Chris. I haven’t tried these, but I’ll add them to my exercise regime. I do similar ankle and feet flexing while in bed, prior to rising and also while I’m reading or watching TV. They certainly do help for maintaining flexibility.

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I've heard that Frankincense topical product can ease neuropathy pain and discomfort. Anyone have any experience ??

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@korgman123

I've heard that Frankincense topical product can ease neuropathy pain and discomfort. Anyone have any experience ??

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Hi @korgman123, When I first started searching for something that may help with my neuropathy, I found some essential oils that mentioned they were helpful for neuropathy. At that time I tried Frankincense along with a few other mixtures and it didn't help me. The only caveat is that I only have the numbness and no pain. You will notice that we merged your post with an existing discussion on the same topic so that you could read through the discussion and learn what others have shared.

@hotfooted @peggyn @teetee7 and others may have some experience to share with you.

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@johnbishop

Hi @korgman123, When I first started searching for something that may help with my neuropathy, I found some essential oils that mentioned they were helpful for neuropathy. At that time I tried Frankincense along with a few other mixtures and it didn't help me. The only caveat is that I only have the numbness and no pain. You will notice that we merged your post with an existing discussion on the same topic so that you could read through the discussion and learn what others have shared.

@hotfooted @peggyn @teetee7 and others may have some experience to share with you.

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Thank you John

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Yes I have found it to work as well. You might want to try another product called “outback “. That also helps me. I use these oils in combination with wearing compression sleeves (open toes).

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My husbands Dr recommend Metanx for his neuropathy pain and it’s works for him

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