My New Method For Headache Relief
Author: Angie S.
Word Count: 534
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 7711-OR
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I have dealt with headaches (and back pain - see my separate testimonial on that) for many years. Most of the time I took 4 Ibuprofen at a time to dull the pain. I bought the 200-tablet bottles 2 at a time! I was not happy about what effect that much Ibuprofen might be having on my liver. So I was very grateful when I learned about essential oils and their effectiveness for pain relief.
It took me a while to discover the oils that would work for me for a headache. The "usual" ones - Peppermint, PanAway, M-Grain, Lavender, Frankincense - do NOT work for me for a headache.
After attending a Raindrop Training taught by Gary Young, it ocurred to me that perhaps some of the Raindrop Oils would be effective for a headache because I experienced such wonderful back pain relief from them. This was an excellent decision. I discovered that for most of my headaches, if I layer Basil, Rosemary and/or Marjoram and then end with Valor - my headache subsides. I apply the oils to my temples and on either side of my spine on my neck. If that does not work, I put a few drops of each oil into an empty capsule and ingest it. That usually stops the headache.
Recently I have had two experiences where neither of these methods worked. In complete desperation (after a horrible headache for 8 hours), I grabbed these same oils and just turned the bottle upside down (one at a time) and dabbed it multiple times down the center of my head, beginning at my hairline at the top of my forehead and on down to the base of my neck. I have no idea how many drops of oil that was. But the first time I did this method, before I even reached for the 4th bottle of oil, my headace had gone from a pain level of 10 down to a 2. It was instantaneous! I applied the Valor anyway, to drive in those oils - and within a short time the headace was completely gone.
The last time I had this intense of a headache, I left 2-3 minutes between the application of each oil (down the center of my head) - still layering the Basil, Rosemary, Marjoram and Valor - but this time I also BEGAN with Valor. Once I had all the oils applied, the headache had not subsided, so I covered the area of pain with a heat pack and went back to bed. (It was the middle of the night.) I woke up pain-free.
Once the headache is gone, it IS necessary to wash my hair after applying oils in this fashion - but that is a small price to pay for the relief of such a debilitating headache.
By the way, I only use Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils, and the last Ibuprofen bottle I bought is sitting untouched in my medicine cabinet - LONG AGO EXPIRED! It is a nice reminder of how blessed I am to have been introduced to these oils.
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