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Typical Medicines Were Not Touching This Headache

Author: Rene’ W.
Date: 06-06-2013
Views: 5,622
Word Count: 310
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8631-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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I woke up with a terrible headache one day. I thought it was a sinus headache so I took some over the counter sinus medicine. I also took some Aleve. About two hours later, I took more. I continued to do this throughout the day.

About 3:30 in the afternoon I finally decided to take some aspirin because the headache was getting worse, and so far nothing had helped. I also decided to take a nap after taking the aspirin, thinking this might help.

After about 45 minutes the headache was still pounding, so I turned to my oils. I was fairly new to the oils, and hadn't had them very long. I used my essential oils reference book to see what to do for headaches. It said to put the Thieves oil blend on the tip of your tongue and hold you tongue to the roof of your mouth. It also said Peppermint was good.

We were scheduled to go dinner with family, and I didn't want to have a splitting headache or cancel our plans. So I put the Thieves on my tongue, and also put a couple drops of Peppermint in some water and sipped on that on the way to the restaurant. I realized after about 15 minutes, that I could literally feel the headache "lifting".

By the time we were seated at the restaurant, about 30 minutes later, my headache was completely gone! None of the over the counter drugs had helped me, but the oils did!

My husband was still skeptical, but about 2 weeks later, he had a headache. I handed him the Thieves, and within 15 minutes he said the same thing I did. He could feel the headache lifting! The same thing happened with my daughter a week later.

So our family is now a huge believer in the oils, and especially in the Thieves oil blend!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sinus-headache — "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,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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