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Tension Headache After Dealing With Cranky Kids


Author: Brianne L.
Date: 07-24-2014
Views: 3,694
Word Count: 194
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9955-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 6

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It had been one of those days.... The kids had not slept well, I was not eating right or drinking enough water, we were all on edge and I was stressed about a number of different things.

As I went about the day, I could feel a headache forming, dull at first, not migraine strength but enough to be annoying. And it was in the oddest spot, somewhere behind my cheeks, between my ears, up in the middle of my head. I had never had one there before.

So this went on all day until at bedtime, when I was doing my normal essential oil routine. A good friend had recommended putting a drop of Frankincense oil on the crown of the head to help balance the emotions, so I thought, why not. Frankincense is good for stress, negative emotions, down feelings, so I'll give it a try.

Not long after I applied the Frankincense to my head, the headache was gone! I was amazed. Why didn't I do this a long time ago?

Moral of the story: I will go to Frankincense right away next time I get one of those kinds of tension headaches!


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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: 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
3.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
4.Associated topics: 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
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: 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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