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Meditation & Essential Oils Can Stop Headaches


Author: Pia K.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 09-24-2011
Views: 1,768
Word Count: 175
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6340-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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Over the last several months I've been challenged with increasing sinus headaches and migraines. Often the pain is so intense that not even being completely still in the darkness of a quiet room was helping. So, it dawned on me to treat myself in the same manner that I treat my clients dealing with the same issue.

Coming into meditation as a means for connecting on a higher spiritual level, using oils is a natural enhancer. Combining the Joy, Valor oil blends and Peppermint oil one evening while an onset of a headache had me in the grip of pain.

I placed dabs of the oil blend on my third eye, nape of neck, both temples, liver, lower back, bottoms of both feet and inhaled for two minutes. Not only did the headache subside within 10 minutes, I had the most revealing and intense meditative sleep in months.

To relieve headaches it is key that you do a full body de-tox at least every three months. Headaches could be a sign of toxic overload in the body.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sinus-headache,sinusitis — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.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
3.Associated topics: sinus-headache,migraine,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
4.Associated topics: migraine,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: sinus-headache,migraine,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: sinus-headache,sinusitis,sinuses,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: sinus-headache,migraine,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

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