The longest nerve of all in the human body is sciatic nerve, it starts in your spine and runs right down to the end of the ankle on both legs. It’s an experience most people connect with pain. Something that the elderly experience. But sciatica pain affects everyone. In fact, it’s not always even pain.
More times it’s an ache, a numbness, or even just a trembling. It’s even linked to that weak kneed feeling people get for no apparent reason at all.
By pressure of this nerve is causing Sciatica pain, normally from a prolapsed disk in your spine. But you can also get it from sitting too long, or in a weird position. Pregnant women often experience sciatica pain. It can also be caused by heavy lifting, stress, or in very rare cases a tumor.
Also there is more than few stretches you can do to ease sciatica pain. You might not be able to do eight yoga poses before work every morning (but give it a try if you have time). Another well known way to deal with sciatica pain is to lie on your back with your knees drawn to your chest or supported by a chair (so long as your knees stay bent) and rest your head on a pillow. Do this while watching TV for ten minutes a night. But you can also treat sciatica with essential oils and other herbs.
Here is list of oils you can rub into your skin. Remember, many if them will require a carrier oil (avocado oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, even extra virgin olive oil will do the trick), massage these into the area where you are having pain. If you like you can cover them with a warm cloth to help your muscles relax more fully.
- Mustard Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Juniper Essential Oil
- Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
- Pepper Essential Oil
- Nettle Tea
- Saffron Tea
- Celery Juice or Tea can be used to help some kinds of sciatica pain
- Fresh lemon juice – rub on the affected area (this one really is effective!)
- Fresh oregano or thyme can be added to bathwater
- I should also mention that a combination of any of the essential oils listed above can be added to your bathwater (10 drops for sensitive skin, 15 for normal skin) and a particularly effective blend is juniper and mustard or pepper. (Side note: I like the combination of juniper and pepper better than juniper and mustard, but it’s got nothing to do with it being more effective).
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