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Normally My Migraines Last For Three Days!

Author: Melanie F.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 12-03-2013
Views: 7,477
Word Count: 382
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 9161-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I suffer from migraine headaches from time to time. I was given a migraine prescription last year and I let it expire. Since being introduced to Young Living oils I didn't see a need to keep up on any of my prescriptions. Plus I hadn't had an episode in over a year so I thought my migraines were a thing of the past. Boy was I wrong.

Two days ago I awoke with a major migraine. I was extremely nauseous and sensitive to light and sound. Every time I tried to even sit up in my bed I was so weak and thought I would be sick. My two older children and husband had already left for the day and I was left alone with my three year old so I knew being sick was not an option.

I dragged myself out of bed and grabbed my Peppermint oil. I was too sick to even apply it to my feet, so I settled with applying it to my neck, temples, forehead and throat. After a few minutes I was well enough to get up and make my son breakfast, turn on the cartoons and then back to bed. I fell asleep for an hour, my three year old by my side the whole time.

When I woke up I felt so much better. The nausea was completely gone and just a throbbing headache left. I was able to sip on some water (with the nausea I am usually unable to stomach even fluids) applied the Peppermint again, forehead, temples, back of the neck and laid down again. Within half an hour I was up and about making dinner and doing laundry.

When my older children arrived from school later that day, I was able to take another short nap. This time I awoke a completely different person. The migraine was completely gone! I could not believe it! In the past my migraines have driven me to my bed for up to three days! I am so impressed!

I drank a lot of water the rest of the day and night and applied Peppermint to my feet before going to bed that night for good measure and slept like a baby!

I thank God I was introduced to essential oils! It's literally changed my health and my life!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: anxiety, anxious, bedridden, hormonal, pain relief, painkiller, relaxed, restful, stress, weakness.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "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: migraine — "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: anxiety-/-worry — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
5.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
6.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
7.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anxiety-/-worry,relaxation-/-rest — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
8.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,migraine,anxiety-/-worry — "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

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