Child's Head Would Hurt So Much He Would Just Cry
Author: Jennifer D.
Word Count: 154
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10472-OR
Scientific Studies: 6
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My son since he was 5 (he's now 9) has had recurring aches in the head. They get so bad when they strike, all he can do is sleep. He gets really hot, his head is in so much agony, and he can't talk, concentrate, or move.
I've given him ibuprofen in the past, and it doesn't do anything for him. We've also been to numerous doctors who didn't diagnose a root cause.
This week he was struck with one so bad that he could only hold his head in a fetal position and cry. So I mixed a couple drops of Peppermint essential oil with coconut oil and applied it on both his big toes, the back of his head at the bottom of his neck, his forehead by his hairline, and his temples.
To my complete amazement, in about 20 minutes he started to relax, and within the hour his head felt fine.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: children, headache, headaches, migraine, migraines, cephalalgia.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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|
|2.||"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|
|3.||"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|
|4.||"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|
|5.||"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|
|6.||"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|
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