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Barometric Pressure Headache Gone With One Whiff


Author: Diane C.
Date: 07-08-2014
Views: 9,219
Word Count: 196
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9878-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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I was attending an aromatherapy certification class. We were studying the oils of the Bible. I'd had one of those weird "barometric pressure" type of headaches for over two weeks with the strange weather we'd been having. Keep in mind that, with Young Living essential oils, I no longer have many headaches at all, so it was annoying.

We were studying the essential oil "Basil". Basil was, oddly, an oil that I was not that familiar with outside of the Raindrop Technique. We passed it around, taking some sniffs.

Suddenly, before the bottle got all the way around to the other side of the table, my headache was gone... completely gone! I asked for the bottle again to take another whiff just to be sure, but that headache never returned... at all. It was gone!

Essential oils are actually quite economical. Inhalation directly from the bottle costs less than pennies. Needless to say, I immediately ordered Basil!

Today my husband took it to work with him for some back pain. It smells really good to me, too! Feel free to message me if you have questions.


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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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