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The Stress Of Moving Day Makes Our Heads Hurt

Author: Marcyne E.
Date: 03-01-2015
Views: 1,058
Word Count: 189
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10512-OR
Scientific Studies: 6

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I planned to go with my husband and younger children to help an older child and his family move to a new home an hour away but was not excited about it as I had woken up with indications of a possible splitting headache coming on.

I was able to avert it using a few drops of M-Grain around my ears, temples, neck, and forehead and by putting a couple drops of the essential oil blend on my palms, rubbing together, cupping my nose, and smelling the aroma. By the time I arrived, the tension around my head, ears, and neck was gone.

During the move, I noticed that a friend who had come to help was sitting around and not helping. My husband informed me that he had a headache and that maybe I should apply the essential oil blend. With our friend's consent, I applied the oil as I use it and told him to go sit and try to relax.

It was just a few minutes, and then he was up and energetically helping. This confirmed my belief in M-Grain for support in averting all types of headaches.

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: 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."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."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
4."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
5."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
6."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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