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Easy Caffeine Withdrawal

Author: Sarah S.
Date: 09-26-2013
Views: 12,766
Word Count: 324
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8980-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I started drinking coffee (mocha lattes) for the first time in my life because I was dealing with a lot of fatigue. At first it helped a lot, but after a few weeks, I needed more and more, and never felt the energy boost that I initially had when I first started drinking it.

I knew the caffeine consumption had been a mistake--I was getting headaches every time I went more than 24 hours or so without it. I dreaded quitting, but the cost was killing me, and it didn't even help me stay awake anymore. Since ibuprofen never helped with the pain of a caffeine headache, I knew I'd have to wean off gradually over weeks, which I wasn't thrilled about.

Then I started taking Young Living oils, and one day when I couldn't get coffee and felt a caffeine headache coming on, I decided to try Lavender. I keep a little keychain holder with 8 essential oils in it, so when the Lavender worked on my headache fairly quickly the first time, I decided to keep using it, and see if I could go cold-turkey on the lattes.

I didn't even have to use the Lavender very often, and it was very effective. It was best when I used it immediately, as soon as I felt the pain coming on. I'd put it on my forehead, behind my ears, and on the nape of my neck. It worked great! 48 hours later, my caffeine addiction was pretty much broken.

Now I have a latte on a rare occasion, when I need a boost, instead of using it like a drug. It's not healthy anyway, and it's outrageous to pay $5 for coffee...and now I can use that money for more oils! And people say they're expensive. Ha. I've saved money by not having to buy new spray cleaners, pain medication, etc.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: fatigue — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
2.Associated topics: fatigue,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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: addictions-/-habits — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link

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