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How to Make a Roller Blend for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Bargz Oils January 08, 2020

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Things you will need:

10 mL roller bottle

5 drops eucalyptus essential oil

5 drops peppermint essential oil

5 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops

lemongrass essential oil

Avocado oil


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Are you suffering from hand and wrist pain because of carpal tunnel syndrome?


               Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS is known as a common problem that affects the hand. It is primarily caused by the compression of what is called the median nerve that is located at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is the narrow passageway of ligaments and bones at the base of the hand. It contains the median nerve and tendons. When the tendons thicken because of irritations and swelling, the tunnel becomes narrow and compresses the median nerve. 


               Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome gradually start and worsen when left untreated. The common symptoms are hand and wrist pain, a burning sensation in the middle and index fingers, thumb and finger numbness, and an electric-like shock through the wrist and hand. 


               CTS is often caused by repetitive movements like typing on the computer keyboard, holding the phone to the ear, texting, playing the piano, and other tasks that require the repetitive motion of the wrist. Hand injuries like broken or dislocated wrist bones can also contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. 


               Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs may help to relieve short-term pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. However, these have negative side effects that are harmful to the body. Othe treatments for CTS include botox injections, exercise, therapy and in severe cases, surgery. 


               Essential oils have healing properties that can effectively alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by CTS. You can make a roller blend of essential oils that have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Diluted with a carrier oil, these essential oils can be applied on the skin and can greatly reduce pain and swelling. The scent of the essential oils also brings a calming and relaxing effect. Avocado oil is a carrier oil that has anti-inflammatory properties because it contains high concentrations of oleic and linoleic fatty acids. It also has nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. Avocado oil has a high viscosity and dries slowly, which is good for a massage.

 

DIRECTIONS


1. Pour the eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, and lemongrass essential oils into the roller bottle.

2. Top off with avocado oil and swirl to blend the oils well.

3. Apply to wrists and palms three times a day and massage gently.

TIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH CTS

1. Resting the hand and wrist can relieve the symptoms.

2. Apply a cold compress on the wrist when pain is felt. Use an ice pack and avoid applying the ice directly onto the skin 

3. When doing something that requires repetitive movements, take breaks so that the hand and wrist can rest and recover.

4. Wear wrist splints during sleep. These keep the wrists in the same position and prevent it from bending. You can also wear them during the day when you don’t have to use your hand for any activity.

5. You can consult with an occupational therapist to learn how to do repetitive tasks differently.


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