It's the month of May, and the nervous system is highlighted all month long. This week, we are looking at plants that help the nerves to repair. Our favorite three essences that support harmony with epilepsy and/or seizure disorder are Frankincense, Spikenard, and Turmeric.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in people who have experienced two or more seizures in a 24 hour period. It is one of those disharmonies that can come out of nowhere. Not all cases can be pinpointed to a specific reason why seizures occur. However, in some cases it comes from problems with neurotransmitters, brain damage from an injury or sickness, or from tumors or strokes. In any case, when the nervous system is not working right, we can feel paralyzed, lose our vision, lose speech, or experience the loss of ability to understand the people who are talking to us. It is dangerous when untreated, and important to take care of immediately. Epilepsy has the energetic frequency that comes with rejecting life or experiencing intense struggle. Depression often times comes with this dis-ease.
Frankincense is a very powerful resin that helps the brain and nervous system work optimally. She is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and anti-seizure chemistry that has the power to help heal epileptic disorders. Emotionally, Frankincense is good for depression and clearing, cleansing, and letting go of what no longer serves the greater good, while instilling confidence and courage to move forward. Spikenard also has potent antioxidants and neuro-protectors that shield against cellular damages. She is a natural nerve tonic, helping to enhance nerve functions and combat stress. Many people have reporter fewer seizures when using her as a natural medicine. Spikenard is also great for depression and stress. She provides an opening to deep inner peace while balancing physical and spiritual life in order to awaken to one's true spiritual purpose. Finally, Turmeric is an anti-convusant neuro-protector, anti-inflammatory, and a natural antioxidant as well. She has anti-epileptogenic chemistry that has been studied to show a decrease in seizure activity, and helps to increase the activity of brain chemicals or neurotransmitters when administered. Energetically, Turmeric helps reduce stress, calm the nerves, and live life under one's own rules. Together, all three essences work to support a strong and healthy nervous system and brain on all levels.
It is best to use essences for one month for every year you have had the symptoms that are being treated. In general, for the average adult weight and height, five to ten drops "neat" on the skin is enough to start anointing each essence 2-3 times a day. Always do a test patch on the inner arm to make sure that the essences are not too powerful to anoint "neat" on your skin. If they bring up a healing response, then use the bottoms of the feet to anoint, and meditate on what is coming up and out emotionally for healing. For nervous system healing, it is nice to anoint onto the temples, the crown of the head, nape of the neck, the spine, and/or the bottoms of the feet. The body absorbs the most medicine from the skin, so this is the best way to get it into the blood stream. Start slowly and always listen to the body when anointing. The body's wisdom will tell you if you need more or less.
It is always best to check with a physician before using any medication to treat the body.