Breakthrough Migraines Made My Husband Miss Work
Author: Stephanie H.
Word Count: 175
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10775-OR
Scientific Studies: 6
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My husband has had chronic migraine headaches and has been on a daily medication called TOPAMAX (topiramate). Unfortunately, he has still been getting breakthrough migraines, as the medication is hardly adequate. So we have been desperate to find something to help him be able to still go to work.
Enter Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil. Now when my husband starts to get a headache, he applies Idaho Blue Spruce. He rolls it all over his temples, the back of his neck, and the pad of his big toe.
This protocol effectively knocks out the headache. However, if he waits too long before using Idaho Blue Spruce, it will just take the edge off of the headache, though the oil is still really helpful.
Sometimes my husband uses Peppermint essential oil and PanAway essential oil blend if he needs a little more help. For example, whenever he is at the puking stage, he rubs Peppermint on his tummy, which helps to calm it.
Initially my husband was definitely not excited about essential oils but has since become a believer!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cephalalgia, headaches.
|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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