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Nauseous With Head Pounding & Blotchy Vision


Author: Brooke B.
Date: 01-21-2015
Views: 2,557
Word Count: 278
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10433-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 7

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I suffer from migraines and recently felt one coming on. My vision had started going blotchy, and my head was starting to pound along with the usual nausea. So I decided to give essential oils a try to help with the symptoms. Here is what I did:

* I reached for my Peppermint essential oil. I took one drop and added it to a glass of very cold water, drinking the whole glass.

* Next I applied one drop of Peppermint essential oil on the back of my neck on the side that my vision was blacking out on the most.

* Then I took a drop of Peppermint essential oil on my hand, rubbed my hands together, and then put them up to my nose and mouth, taking several deep breaths.

* After all of that I lay down on my couch and put some Lavender essential oil on my temples.

Slowly my vision started to come back, the pounding diminished, and the nausea was instantly gone once I drank the water. I still had a little residual headache that lasted about 30 minutes, but usually these migraines put me down for the rest of the day.

My routine before using essential oils was to immediately take an Aleve and/or an Advil Migraine along with some coffee. Then I would go lie in my bed with no lights on and with a pillow over my head to try and soothe the pounding. After that I would have to go to sleep in order for all of the symptoms to go away.

Peppermint and Lavender essential oils will be what I go to from now on at the first onset of a headache.


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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
7.Associated topics: vision — "Researchers report that carnosic acid, a component of the herb[s] rosemary [and sage], promotes eye health. The team found that carnosic acid protects retinas from degeneration and toxicity.... Their findings suggest that carnosic acid may have clinical applications for the outer retina, including age-related macular degeneration."Link

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