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It is estimated that about 20 million Americans suffer from neuropathy or nerve pain. This type of damage becomes increasingly common as we age.

As with any ache or pain, it is always helpful if you can “pull out the thorn”.  You may find knowledgeable assistance from a Naturopathic Physician.  A Naturopathic Physician works with their patient to build health rather than merely treat the  symptoms by investigating the underlying cause.  Finding the source takes some time, but it is worth it.

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If nerves are damaged or irritated, they may be

  • quiet and send no information, numbness OR
  • they may send excessive pain messages

There are three types of nerves in the body:

  • AUTONOMIC – mainly involuntary activities of your body (heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and body temperature)
  • MOTOR – associated with movement,pass information from your brain and spinal cord to your muscles
  • SENSORY – relay information (touch, pain etc) from your skin and muscles back to your brain.

Here are some things that have been connected to nerve damage

  • INJURY to the nerve – physical trauma, Shingles
  • DISEASE – vitamin B12 B6 deficiency, diabetes, Shingles,HIV, Celiac disease, autoimmune disease (lupus etc), some cancers, Lyme disease
  • TOXINS –
    • prescription and over the counter drugs
    • heavy alcohol consumption


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Some simple things to try that may help with underlying issues

  • ACUPUNCTURE– may relieve pain by releasing endorphins and promote regeneration in some cases.  National Institute of Health Study
  • BIOFEEDBACK and MEDITATION – both have a calming effect on the Central Nervous System,which can be helpful in managing  pain
  • REDUCE SUGAR INTAKE – high levels of glucose in the blood (blood sugar) can injure the nerves
  • GET TESTED FOR VITAMIN B12 OR B6 DEFICIENCY – as we age, we do not absorb nutrients as well. The B Vitamins have  an impact on nerve health
  • HERBS and ESSENTIAL OILS – See next section for more details


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is in an organic aloe vera base. It is cooling, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. The cooling action is nice for that ‘burning’ sensation. INGREDIENTS: aloe vera* camphor* chamomile*, peppermint*,  st. john’s wort*,  lavender* –  *organic  2.0 ounces (60 ml) oil in amber PET bottle with black disc cap   FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Price: $31.00


is a little more spendy but is totally worth it as it also has been triple infused with herbs that are helpful for nerve pain. It contains all the same essential oils as the gel plus infused with fresh St Johns Wort flowers, arnica flower and comfrey root. INGREDIENTS: arnica*, comfrey* + st johns wort* infused olive + castor oil* camphor*, lemon*, chamomile*, peppermint*, st. john’s wort*,  lavender* – * organic 1 oz amber glass bottle with dropper  FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY 

Price: $42.00


is a simple yet effective way to comfort burning nerves.  This topical application is fragrance free and can be used alone or you can add some essential oils for a little extra punch. INGREDIENTS: St johns wort (hypericum perforatum)* , infused in olive oil*,vegetable source non-gmo vitamin e oil – *organic  2.0 ounces (60 ml) oil in amber PET bottle with black disc cap FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY 

Price: $29.00


may provide the support needed to deal with the stress, anxiety and discomfort of shingles. INGREDIENTS: aloe vera*,  essential oils: melissa*, st johns wort*, ravintsara*, lavender* – *certified organic  FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  • 2.0 ounces (60 ml) gel in amber PET bottle with spray pump  
    Price: $65.00
  • or 1.0 oz concentrated lemon balm oil  
    Price: $65.00


For educational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.