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The Flashing Lights And Nausea Hit Me Again


Author: Judy B.
Date: 05-17-2013
Views: 3,077
Word Count: 244
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8562-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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A month ago I was suddenly hit with the aura (the sensory warning sign of a bright flashing semi-circle just to the right of my right eye) accompanied by nausea. For those who suffer with migraines, you are painfully aware of how hard and fast these can hit.

I immediately went to my essential oils. Peppermint, PanAway, Lavender and Peace & Calming are the ones I had on hand that were among those recommended. So I opened each one, took a sniff, and then put one drop behind each ear and on each temple.

Then I turned off the lights and laid down on the sofa with my eyes closed. I could still see the flashing lights even with my eyes closed, which tends to make me even more nauseous. The aching had not set in yet -- just the flashing lights and nausea -- but I've had them often enough to know that this is just a precursor to intense pain.

After about 10 minutes of lying quietly in the darkened room with my eyes closed, the flashing lights went away, as did the nausea. Since it was lunchtime, I went ahead and ate lunch and then "sniffed" each of the oils again. Although I still had "residual" pain, I whacked that headache before it could get a good hold on me!

All of this happened again a couple of weeks ago. I repeated the routine above, and it was knocked out within 5 minutes again.


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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
7.Associated topics: nausea — "Ginger root reduced the tendency to vomiting and cold sweating significantly better than placebo did.... Remarkably fewer symptoms of nausea and vertigo were reported after ginger root ingestion...."Link

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