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Essence Protocol of the Week: The Nervous System & Neuropathy...

It's May and the nervous system is highlighted all month long. This week, we are looking at plants that help with neuropathy. Our favorite three essences that support healing neuropathy are Lavender, Cinnamon Bark, and Bergamot.

Neuropathy is a weakness, numbness, or pain from nerve damage that

usually occurs in the hands and feet. The most common reason for neuropathy in

the US is diabetes. Other ways it can happen is from injuries, infections, or

exposure to toxins. Energetically, neuropathy is connected to having

communication problems or when the receptive reporters within are not working


Lavender is a woody shrub that has been used for thousands of

years as a dried herb and in aromatherapy. She is a natural pain reliever,

stress and anxiety reducer, and sleep aid. When using Lavender with neuropathy,

patients have recorded being more relaxed, less stressed, and able to

rest/sleep better. For these reasons, people with neuropathy have recorded more

healing benefits after using Lavender essential oil, since healing happens when

we are at rest. Lavender is a boundary aid, helping to bring harmony between

self and the environment. She is a gift that teaches to let go and let God,

allowing the being to relieve tension and bring in peace and clarity to move

forward on the healing journey.

Cinnamon Bark is a medicine that comes from the inner part of the

bark of the Cinnamon tree. She is a powerful tree essence that works against

diabetic neuropathy. Since this is one of the most common forms of neuropathy

and one of the best medicines for both the nervous system and diabetes, she

works especially well. Cinnamon Bark helps the heart to feel at peace, letting

go of the armor that blocks creative expression. She is great in releasing

emotional coldness, rage, and depression, allowing for one's greatest and

highest expression to manifest.

Bergamot is an Italian citrus that is healing for the entire

Central Nervous System. She is great for the nerves, for pain, and for stress

relief. Bergamot helps to radiate Love energy, uplift, relieve anxiety and

stress, and support one's heart to heal and come into harmony. When the heart

is in alignment, the entire being can find balance.

Together, these three essences work to harmonize the nervous

system and heal the emotions in order to create an environment to thrive and


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. For neuropathy, it is best to anoint to the place of

concern. If the feet have lost nerve feeling, then anoint onto the bottoms of

the feet. If the hands are the ones who have lost feeling, then anoint to the

palms. If anointing anywhere else, then apply the Cinnamon Bark lastly, over

the Lavender and Bergamot, in order to help with the strength and heat from the

Cinnamon Bark essence. Listen to the body when anointing plant medicine. The

body's wisdom will tell you if you need more or less, much like how muscle

testing works. The more we follow our own body's needs, the better the outcome

will be.


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