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My Head Was Severely Throbbing 4 To 6 Times A Week


Author: Shannon W.
Date: 09-23-2014
Views: 2,568
Word Count: 296
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10207-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 6

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My head was severely throbbing 4 to 6 times a week. I could not take a painkiller as I was having adverse reactions to the preventative medications. I also was severely limited on the medications I could take to get rid of these occurrences (once I had them) due to an allergy to acetaminophen.

On top of that, the medication I had tried in order to get rid of them made me extremely drowsy. When you have a child that is less than 2 years old, you just cannot be napping when they are awake!

I got my essential oils in May 2014 and had heard of the benefits of Peppermint oil for these issues. I decided to start drinking Peppermint in my water daily.

I started out slowly with 1 drop mixed in 1 liter of water. After a few days of this, my aversion to the Peppermint dissipated some, so I decreased the water to 20 ounces to 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil.

Now in September 2014, I have only had 3 occurrences in 3 months that required "unnatural" intervention. I have had a few other episodes try to materialize. But in such cases I simply added more drops of Peppermint essential oil to my daily Peppermint water.

A daily dose sits at 2 drops per 16 or 20 ounces of water, depending on the bottle I grab out of the fridge, or I just will put a drop or 2 of the Peppermint oil directly on my tongue and chased it with a spoonful of local honey.

No more never making plans of play dates for my daughter; no more being afraid I will fall asleep after taking something that causes side effects!

It is like a whole new world for me that I can enjoy now.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: headache — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
2.Associated topics: migraine,headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
3.Associated topics: migraine,headache — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
4.Associated topics: migraine,headache — "We report on a patient whose severe post-ECT headaches responded completely to methyl salicylate [wintergreen] ointment, applied to the area of his temporalis and masseter muscles. Topical methyl salicylate is generally well tolerated and may be a viable option for some patients with post-ECT headache."Link
5.Associated topics: headache — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
6.Associated topics: migraine,headache — "This controlled study showed for the first time that a 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution efficiently alleviates tension-type headache. Peppermint oil thus proves to be a well-tolerated and cost-effective alternative to usual therapies."Link

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