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Headaches, Actinic Keratoses, Muscle Discomfort & Hives

Author: Julie C.
Date: 07-25-2007
Views: 9,507
Word Count: 529
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 2300-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Suggestions for using some of my favorite oils and blends.

* Peppermint (for headaches, nausea, and mosquito bites)

GREAT for headaches; I'm in the process of dramatically changing my diet and have experienced detox symptoms as a result. So, whenever I've had a headache, I put some Peppermint on my temples, middle of my forehead, and the back of my neck. Within about 2 minutes, the headache is gone.

Peppermint is also great for upset stomach...I mixed some olive oil with a few drops of Peppermint and rubbed it over the stomach area and in about 5 minutes there was no more stomach ache.

Peppermint is also great for mosquito bites...I rubbed some oil on the bites, and it stopped the itchy feeling.

* Frankincense oil for Actinic Keratoses

Everything I've read about Frankincense says it helps to repair DNA and is an immune builder. Since my dermatologist told me I have Actinic Keratoses, I decided to try some Frankincense oil on them.

I mixed about 7 drops of oil with equal drops olive oil for each arm and rubbed over the affected areas. In 2 days I saw MAJOR improvement. In approximately 5 days, all the actinic keratoses (about 15 in all) were completely gone! Usually the only way to get rid of them is having them "frozen" off at the doctor's office... so I'm very happy I don't have to do that anymore. I'm very pleased with the results that Frankincense oil has given me.

* The Peace & Calming oil blend (for stress and anxiety)

Peace & Calming, a few drops applied on wrists or temple helps take the edge off a bad mood, stress, anxiety, etc. I've also found that it helps promote relaxation and more restful sleep.

* The PanAway Oil Blend

PanAway helps alleviate and lessen muscle pain. For example, for several months I was having terrible aches and pains in my lower right leg, so much so that I would wake up about every 15 minutes at night. Needless to say, I couldn't get good rest because I was waking up all the time.

The very first day we received our Young Living oils, I mixed about 10 drops of PanAway with some olive oil and rubbed over the sore muscles on my leg. I didn't feel any relief at first, but decided to go to sleep and hope for the best.

I slept the ENTIRE night without waking up one time! It TOTALLY helped the achiness to go away... I continued to use it nightly for about 2 weeks, and now I don't have to use it anymore. No more leg pain!

* Lavender Oil

When our daughter got hives, they were all over her body and very itchy. I mixed about 5 drops of Lavender (along with a few drops Peppermint) with equal parts olive oil and rubbed over the areas that had hives (except for the eye area - that area is too sensitive for the oils).

A few minutes later, she wasn't feeling itchy anymore and was able to sleep the entire night. By the next morning, the hives were completely gone and there was no sign of irritation of her skin.

I truly believe in these essential oils!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
3.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
4.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
5.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
6.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness,anxiety-/-worry,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
7.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
8.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link

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