Vicks Vapo-Rub on Soles of Feet

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Re: Vicks Vapo-Rub on Soles of Feet

Post by ViewsAskew »

I've been thinking that this really may be helpful for people who also have neuropathy. The Vicks may resolve the neuropathic pain. I get a bit of neuropathy once in awhile and I find that it will always make my WED worse. Always. So, resolving it could easily impact the WED positively.
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Re: Vicks Vapo-Rub on Soles of Feet

Post by badnights »

Robin says the foot-arch relex circuit is uniquely human, but researchers have created/bred dogs, mice, and fruit flies that appear to have RLS. So if the foot-arch reflex has something to do with it, it is probaly involved in only some RLS/WED patients, while others (eg. polar bear, for whom the Vicks did not work) have issues somewhere else in the neural circuits -- - spinal cord, brain stem, wherever.
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Re: Vicks Vapo-Rub on Soles of Feet

Post by ejaneberry »

ViewsAskew wrote:Some other people have used Icy-hot, which I think works similarly.

Tried it and it worked. I'm going to keep doing it and see if it continues. Tired of throwing my hips and back out from my legs wanting to fly every where

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Re: Vicks Vapo-Rub on Soles of Feet

Post by debbluebird »

My husband uses it around his toes to heal fungus. It works. Healed his feet, then keeps it away.

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