It’s been a while since I posted and thought I’d share some natural remedies for healing nerve pain. I haven’t tried all of these and I know many of us have sensitivities to everything so you know to proceed with caution and introduce one at a time but hoping this may be of help to some.
I have to say first I am in my 4th year since injections and I my muscles spasms in my legs have calmed somewhat. I still have a deep dent in the right calf where the large muscle is still contracting constantly and there is still constant ‘twitches’ of the muscles in both calfs but the constant painful deep muscle spasms have calmed a bit so I am thankful for some relief.
The nerve pain in the face is unfortunately still 24/7 and unbearable without aspirin. My concerns about taking so much aspirin (500 in 90 days) and the risk of bleeding associated with it is what prompted me to do more research on natural alternatives for pain relief and nerve healing. Sharing what I found here to both relieve pain and some to prompt healing of the nerves. You may know some or all of this but perhaps this will help someone. Please let us know if anyone has tried any of this and had positive results or negative reactions.
I also want to share that my #1 help in seeing some relief over a long period of time has been a clean diet. Green leafy veggies, herbal or green tea, lots of water, all organic if possible, no gluten, dairy, preservatives, packaged foods, artificial ingredients, no sugar, etc. I have not eliminated meat entirely but cook it on the grill with nothing but light salt and pepper. Veggies always fresh either cooked or raw. I notice a real improvement in inflammation very quickly after eating celery. Beyond that, less than 9 hours sleep a night or going to bed later than 11:00 even with 9 hours aggravates all symptoms. And of course there is the stress factor. Exercise is now helping — a year ago I couldn’t take walks without triggering relapse.
So here’s the list for nerve pain relief and healing — many of these address inflammation as well:
Green Juicing —
Stops the cycle of chronic inflammation and gets inflamed nerves back in shape. Also helps clean out toxins. Juice cucumbers, celery, kale, spinach, parsley, broccoli & other greens — add a fruit if you don’t like veggies and it will sweeten in up.
B6 if you can tolerate. Helps to repair damaged nerves. B12 as well but I know many can’t tolerate.
Herbs: Vervain, Wild Lettuce, Valerian, Crampbark, St. John’s Wort —
Lowers inflammation & calms and helps heal nerves
Omega 3 oils —
Full of anti-inflammatories
Strengthens nervous system & brings relief to inflamed nerves.
Relieves tension & relaxes muscles that may be pressing on nerves
Black Cohosh —
Works well with Valerian — helps to regenerate irritated nerves.
Swedish bitters can heal nerve pain.
Arnica & Peppermint oil —
Helps to fight inflammation.
All the Best for good health soon!