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Said Bye-Bye" To Pounding Headache!

Author: Vicki P.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 10-18-2014
Views: 4,424
Word Count: 259
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10271-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 6

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I have always had problems with headaches. I have visited eye doctors, had a cat scan done, and even saw a neurologist... but received no answers and only a prescription for pain meds. I don't like taking pills because the side effects to me, are usually worse than the original symptoms.

One day I was home with my 4 kids and trying to enjoy the day with them, but a horrible headache decided to ruin my plans. It felt like I was being stabbed in the forehead and behind my eye, and someone was squeezing a band around my head.

I made sure I drank enough fluids so I wasn't dehydrated, the headache just would not go away..

I looked in my essential oils reference book for oils that might be able to help, and I decided to try a Lavender oil and Peppermint combo.

I took 2 drops of each, and rubbed along my temples, on my forehead and the base of my neck and a little under my nose.

I inhaled the pleasant aroma of the two oils, closed my eyes and waited a little bit. I immediately felt the cooling sensation of the Peppermint oil going to work. The pounding starting going away and after about 40 minutes, I felt almost complete relief! I was able to get off the couch and do my daily activities and enjoy the time with my kids.

I definitely recommend that combo, or at least Peppermint oil to ease the pain of a nagging headache.

Plus smelling like Lavender/mint isn't a bad side effect!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: migraine, migraine headache, migraine headaches, migraines, ocular, optical, tension headache, tension headaches.

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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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