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Sensitivities To Scents Relieved With CARE Program


Author: Terri A.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 06-04-2007
Views: 3,373
Word Count: 383
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 2170-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have headaches for as long as I can remember. At age 5 playing in the yard and jumping high jump and having a throbbing pain in my head that caused me to stop playing and cry myself to sleep. When I woke up my pain was gone and I felt so relieved.

So now 41 years later I continue to try methods to relieve the pain I feel in my head. Scent has always been a trigger for me. Women's perfume always made me have a piercing pain in my head. So smelling Lavender or Rose oils were sickening to me.

A little information about the focus of the CARE Program is to teach Raindrop Technique and associated skills, as originated and taught by D. Gary Young. They are courses that anyone can take.

These include the History of Anointing with Oils and Laying On of Hands, Applied Vita Flex, Raindrop Technique, Emotional Release, Essential Oil Science and Chemistry, Basic Principles of Aromatherapy as well as Hands-on Practice.

I took the CARE training in October of 2006 and decided to use the symptom of headache during the emotional clearing section of the class. We followed the directions from the instructor and there would be an oil that would help us process through the class. My oil was Lavender, I was so nervous about trying Lavender which always made me sick to my stomach and get a headache.

So with sweating hands and trembling heart I finished the process and with tears in my eyes I smelled Lavender for the first time with no pain. It actually smelled like a flower. I have not had trouble with Lavender since. It was an instant change in my perception and I could receive the oil into my system.

The Joy oil blend was at the table next to me so it was my chance to see if Rose (one of the oils in Joy) was going to bring on the same sharp pain in my head as it has done before. I reached for it and took a deep breath of the bottle and could smell it fully with no pain. I have spent most of my life being careful of smells and now I am not as sensitive.

Thanks to all who develop oils that have therapeutic affect.


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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: 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: allergic-reaction — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
4.Associated topics: 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
5.Associated topics: 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
6.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
7.Associated topics: 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
8.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link

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