I 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?