HOMEMADE PAIN RELIEVING FOOT CREAM Ingredients: 1/2 cup Coconut Oil 2 teaspoons Beeswax pellets 2 teaspoons Camphor crystals or 5 drops Camphor oil 2 teaspoons Menthol crystals or 5 drops Peppermint oil 5 drops Eucalyptus oil Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together. You can do this in the microwave, in a double boiler, or what I did was set a small saucepan on the stove for a minute or two and then turned the burner off and added the coconut oil and beeswax. Stir until melted. Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes, then add the camphor crystals or oil, the menthol crystals or oil, and the eucalyptus oil. Put in a container and allow to cool completely. When it is completely cooled it will be a solid rather than liquid…but the minute it hits your warm skin…it will liquify again. That’s what coconut oil does, which makes it perfect for massaging onto sore muscles and joints. This amount of camphor, menthol and eucalyptus seems to be working for Kell…but you can increase the amount of each until you achieve the desired level of effectiveness for you without causing irritation. And finally, if you don’t want to mess with making your own “base” cream….here is a A Super Simple Version of Homemade Pain Relieving Cream. Just purchase a jar of Vitamin E Cream at just about any grocery, dollar or drug store and add the essential oils to that, and mix. Voila! Done. ------------------------------- Peripheral neuropathy can have the same symptoms, yet the causes may be somewhat different from diabetic neuropathy. The leading causes of peripheral neuropathy are statin drugs (for cholesterol), some blood pressure meds as well as some antibiotics, including a leading factor of Vitamin B deficiency, specifically B-1 (thiamine) and B-12 (in the form of Methylcobalamin). Other less common causes of neuropathy may be hypothyroidism (low thyroid), infections, auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, or even some types of cancer. Modern medicine may use opiate pain relievers (addictive and dangerous), anti-depressants, or anti-convulsion medications. These medications, while somewhat effective to alleviate symptoms of neuropathy, often don’t address the cause and may add to the toxic burden on the liver. Natural solutions for neuropathy include examining a person’s medications, with their doctor, to look for drug causes or other more serious conditions. Most commonly, there is a vitamin deficiency and a lack of blood sugar control (diabetics). Nutrition for Neuropathy Start with 100 milligrams of Vitamin B-1 and 2000 micrograms of Methylcobalamin in conjunction with the following herb, cell salt and homeopathic remedies for neuropathy. Other nutrients should include about 400 milligrams of Alpha Lipoic acid as a powerful antioxidant containing blood sugar normalizing properties. Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present. Herbs for Neuropathy Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs > Cayenne cream or ointment (Dr. Christopher’s or other) – on affected areas for relief of neuropathy symptoms. Gogi berries, a handful a day, eaten over several weeks may help to repair nerves. A combination of the following herbs may prove helpful to strengthen and repair the nerves. California poppy is used to calm nerve pains, and is anti-spasmodic as well, soothes nervousness and anxiety, and is mildly sedating. Corydalis – diffuses energy to relieve pain better than most herbal products (without creating an addiction). It also helps with spasms and nerves. Passion flower is an excellent nervine (for nerve calming and repair), and calming for the heart and nervous system. Lobelia is primarily antispasmodic for the nerves, and both digestive and respiratory systems. Prickly ash bark is used in small quantities to make herbal formulas work better. It is stimulant, and helps circulation and blood supply to the nerves. Cell Salts to Help with Neuropathy To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts > 6 Kali phos 6X – for calming nerves nerve and repair 9 Nat mur 6X – neuropathy from stress or grief 12 Silicea 6X – for connective tissue weakness Neuropathy Homeopathic Remedies Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy > Rhus tox (1 Homeopathic for neuropathy) – pain and neuropathy symptoms worse at change of weather or in cold damp conditions, and while resting. Sensation as if walking on needles, burning, and cold water. Stiffness while resting, pain on first movement but better from continued motion. (Tin Man Remedy) Aconite – numbness and tingling, especially left arm; shooting pains; icy coldness; limbs feel lame, bruised, heavy and numb; hot hands, cold feet; twitching; weak, lax, lame tendons. Arsenicum album – severe weakness of limbs, twitching, spasms, heaviness; atrophy; sciatica; burning pains; restless feet, cramps, neuritis; person is restless and tidy, perfectionist; symptoms better from warmth. Belladonna – right-sided throbbing pains; jerking, cramping, heaviness; paralytic cold limbs; tottering gait; weakness; involuntary limping; convulsions; distortions of muscles. Hypericum – nerve pains crawling, tingling, burning pains, numbness; neuralgia; sciatica; cramps in calves. Mercurius vivus – weakness and pains, especially at night; bone pains; trembling of hands with stiffness; fingers numb; temperature sensitive (very small temperature range of comfort). Nux vomica – nervous irritability; cramps and spasms; weakness of liver; desires for stimulants; crawling sensation under skin; loss of strength in feet; digestive complaints, food sits like a rock in the stomach. --------------------------------------- Homemade Recipe for Diabetic Foot Lotion Itchy feet are common in people with diabetes. The itchiness can be caused by poor circulation, a yeast infection and/or dry skin. About one-third of all diabetics will face skin problems at some point in their life, and some conditions can become serious. Luckily, most skin issues can be easily prevented if caught soon enough. The following foot lotion is good for diabetics, since it helps to combat all three of these problems. Ingredients For Homemade Diabetic Lotion ounces olive oil or mineral oil 4 ounces Shea butter or Vaseline 1 vitamin E capsule - 400IU Tea tree oil Empty bottle with lid Electric mixer or fork Bowl for mixing Direction for Mixi View Replies View Related TAGS: Homemade Recipe Diabetic Foot Lotion ------------------------------------ There are some treatments that slow the progression of the disease, relieve pain and prevent complications. Most people need a combination of medications to relieve the pain. Some antidepressants (like amitriptyline, imipramine and duloxetine) can be given to diabetics to give them relief from pain. However, their prolonged use can have side effects like constipation, drowsiness and headaches. Nerve supplements such as methylcobal and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) as well as certain other medications can also be prescribed by the doctor.