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A Child's Migraine Disappeared In Five Minutes


Author: Judith P.
Date: 09-16-2012
Views: 2,841
Word Count: 166
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7789-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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I had an amazing experience today! We had some friends of my daughter's stay overnight and their father mentioned that his child got migraines daily, but forgot to pack her prescribed medication.

My daughter told me that her friend was on the verge of a migraine and asked if Peppermint would help her friend because she remembered Peppermint always helps her when she has a bad headache.

I looked up children's migraines in the essential oils reference book and I mixed up a batch of:

* 5 drops Roman Chamomile
* 10 drops Grapefruit
* 5 drops Peppermint
* 3 drops Rosemary
* Mix in 2 oz V-6 oil

I shook it up in a 4 oz glass bottle and applied 3-5 drops topically to back of her head, bottom of her feet and on the location of the area of pain. Within 5 minutes the pain was gone! YAY!!

I was amazed at how fast the oils worked for her, but it really doesn't surprise me.

I am always inspired by the oils!


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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: 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
3.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
4.Associated topics: 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
5.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
6.Associated topics: 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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