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Chronic Neck Ache Is No Longer A Bother


Author: Colette C.
Skill: Social Worker
Date: 01-11-2014
Views: 3,070
Word Count: 163
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9239-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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My husband has had chronic neck pain for years. He was taking Ibuprofen daily to manage the pain. A couple of months ago it was causing him to have severe headaches daily.

I started layering the following oils each evening in the order listed: the Valor and PanAway blends, then Peppermint. I used 3 drops of each and rubbed them on the back and sides of his neck and across his shoulders, ending by rubbing down his spine. Within minutes his headache was gone and his neck pain decreased.

I did this nightly and within a week his neck was no longer hurting but I continued to do it nightly. When I ran out of PanAway because he was not hurting he thought he didn't need it any more. His pain did not return for 2 weeks. When it did I had purchased more oils and started applying again.

I now only have to apply the oils twice a week to keep him feeling comfortable.


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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