A Home Remedy For A Pinched Nerve!

by shannon on March 4, 2013

A Home Remedy For A Pinched NerveI have never had much of an issue with pinched nerves. Over my lifetime I have probably had to deal with this a handful of times (now that I know what they are and what they feel like). One of those times just happened to be today.

I was sitting at my computer thinking about topics to write about and sipping on some water when I suddenly put my arm on the table and BAM! My elbow started tingling, my fingers started to go numb, and I wasn’t able to grip my water. I was thinking “what the hell, am I having a heart attack”?

Well, I’m generally pretty healthy so I knew I wasn’t having a heart attack. However, I was curious as to what was going on so I started researching it on the internet and found that I was experiencing a pinched nerve. Huh. I wasn’t sure why it was happening but I didn’t really care. I wanted to figure out how to fix it because it was extremely uncomfortable. I’m all about home remedies and alternative medicine so I started searching the web for “a home remedy for a pinched nerve“.  Something that was quick, easy, and that I had on hand.

My Solution For A Pinched Nerve?

I have been using young living essential oils for a few months now and knew there must be something I had that I could use for this. Sure enough, peppermint essential oil was at the top of the list. I LOVE peppermint essential oil. It’s one of the more intense oils so my husband and I use it daily for sore muscles. It heats your skin up a little bit and starts to tingle when you apply it but it feels really good. I applied a couple of drops (undiluted) to my arm and within a few minutes the tingling was gone, the numbness was gone, and I could grip my water with no problems at all. It was quick, it was painless, and most importantly, it was effective! You’ll have to apply it throughout the day but it definitely works.

When I first started using essential oils I was really skeptical about buying because I have heard every sales pitch ever written. And that’s what I thought it was. Just another sales pitch. But, I was curious and wanted to see if they actually worked. I have been so pleasantly surprised. I’m telling you, these products are changing our lives. We use them for everything and we use them on everybody in our house (including our pets). The best part is, one essential oil can solve a multitude of problems. You can clear out your medicine cabinet and start using products that are safe, natural, effective, and you can save money in the process! Just a friendly reminder: don’t ingest essential oils unless they are therapeutic grade (make sure you get them from a reputable company).  If you haven’t tried them or would like to learn more, you can take a look at the products here.

What is your favorite essential oil?




{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenn March 4, 2013 at 11:27 pm

That’s really good info. I love Young Living Thieves. I use it all the time when anyone is sick in the house, It gets put in the diffuser (by Young Living) and also in some olive oil and apply to bottoms feet. Its great on feet for kids.


shannon June 25, 2013 at 9:05 am

Thieves is probably one of the greatest essential oils out there! Definitely a must have. I always have at least two bottles of it on hand….just in case. :)


Elizabeth March 12, 2014 at 4:21 am

I use Thieves to clean my juicebar. I never have to worry about chemicals touching my produce.


shannon March 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Hi Elizabeth! I really love thieves but am kind of getting away from the YL thing. While I love their oils, I don’t love some of the information that gets thrown around. That being said, thieves really is a great product and it’s one of my favorite things to diffuse in the winter. But, you can also make your own and it’s a lot cheaper!


rick July 7, 2013 at 5:00 am

shannon, i was advised by a nurse from the va, to see a doctor within 24 hrs. the pain starts in the shoulder blade rt.side, travels to elbow(more pain),then to wrist. the small finger and ring finger have tingling feeling. I’ve been taking tynalo,non-asprin, up to 3000mg./24 hrs. It does mask the pain for awhile. When the pain is back, it doesn’t matter what position ones in ,pain gets worst. Where can one get Thieves from, and what kind of cost could it be?


shannon July 7, 2013 at 10:03 am

Hey Rick! Well, I’m not a Dr so I hope you took the nurses advice and went! You wouldn’t want to use thieves for a pinched nerve, you’d want peppermint essential oil. You can get it through my website at http://www.youngliving.org/shannondahlen. The cost is around $28 if you’re not a preferred customer and around $20 if you are, but you can get it at a local health food store if you needed it quickly. Mix it with a carrier oil and rub it on the problem areas. I hope you feel better soon!


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