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Neti Pot Used To Eliminate Sinus Headache


Author: Lorena H.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 01-03-2012
Views: 5,884
Word Count: 187
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6694-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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We had a great result this week using Rosemary and Dorado Azul on a sinus infection. My husband had a bad sinus headache for two days. I finally looked up "Sinus Infections" in the essential oils reference book. It said to do a Nasal Irrigation Regimen that included 10 drops Rosemary, 6 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia, and 8 Tablespoons of very fine sea salt.

You mix this thoroughly and store it an a sealed container. Then you add 1 tsp of this salt recipe to 1 1/2 cups distilled water and irrigate with that. I also didn't have any Melaleuca Alternifolia, so I used Dorado Azul instead. I also didn't have distilled water, so I used regular tap water instead. (We have very good water from a well).

He irrigated using a Neti Pot. The first time he did it, he noticed a definite easing of the headache. When he did it again a day later, the headache was totally gone and hasn't come back. I was very happy to have found this remedy! I love Young Living Essential Oils!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: allergy, congested, congestion, sinuses, sinusitis, sinusitus.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sinus-headache,sinus-infection — "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: sinus-infection — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
3.Associated topics: sinus-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: 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
5.Associated topics: sinus-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: congestion-(mucus),sinus-headache,sinus-infection — "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 — "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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