Severe Headaches From My Monthly Menstrual Cycle
Author: Krystal C.
Word Count: 241
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10382-OR
Scientific Studies: 11
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For years I would get at least one severe headache around the time of my monthly menstrual cycle. When this would happen, I would try everything, including Tylenol, Motrin, Gatorade, increased fluids, and massages. Nothing would work!
These headaches would debilitate me, and I could not function and go with my normal daily routine. I have children, so this is not a good thing.
As the years have gone by, my hormonal headaches have increased. My doctors even suggested that I try hormones and antidepressants, but I refused to go there.
After I got my Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, I felt a headache coming on. I used PanAway essential oil blend by rubbing some on the spot where it hurt and on the back of my neck where the discomfort would always radiate.
I was shocked that my headache completely went away. I was able to go about my day like normal.
Around 4 hours later, I could feel the headache coming back. So I repeated the topical treatment of PanAway blend on my temples. The discomfort went away yet again.
With time I have learned that different essential oils work for different types of headaches. I have used Peppermint, M-Grain blend, Stress Away blend, and Lavender to relieve my headaches. If I do not get relief immediately from one particular essential oil, then I will move on and try another oil until it works.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: headache, headaches, hormone, hormones, cephalalgia, migraine, migraines, hormonal, premenstrual.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Results of bone density, bone mineral content, bone tensile strength and histological analysis also showed similar trend of results, which supported initial observations of this study. It is proposed that hydroalcoholic extract of dried clove buds has bone-preserving efficacy against hypogonadal [hormonally deficient] osteoporosis."||Link|
|2.||"Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."||Link|
|3.||"After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."||Link|
|4.||"DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."||Link|
|5.||"Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."||Link|
|6.||"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|
|7.||"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|
|8.||"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|
|9.||"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|
|10.||"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|
|11.||"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|
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