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Migraine and Headache

Written by Aroma Pacific

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Posted on July 10 2020

WARNING : These properties, indications and methods of use are taken from reference books or websites in aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and phytotherapy. They are found regularly and for many confirmed by observations in a scientific environment. However, this information is given for information purposes, they can not in any way constitute medical information, nor engage our responsibility. For any use of essential oils, hydrosols and plants or plant powders for therapeutic purposes, consult a doctor.

EO = Essential Oil
VO = Vegetable oil or oily macerate

FIGHT AGAINST MIGRAINES AND HEADACHES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

Very common, headaches can take many forms and sometimes be very disabling everyday. They can move abruptly or gradually, touching part or all of the skull, vary in intensity, be accompanied or not other symptoms ...

These headaches most often correspond to tension headaches or migraines, which are not serious but can be very bothersome :

  • Tension headache is defined as a long-lasting, persistent, diffuse , long-lasting pain without nausea or vomiting, which is associated with difficulty concentrating. It occurs at the end of the day and is often linked to stress, fatigue or psychological stress.
  • Migraine is a unilateral, pulsatile headache occurring in moderate to severe seizures . It is sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or an intolerance to noise or light. In some patients, the crisis is preceded by signs called "aura". The factors triggering migraines are very varied: lack of sleep, skipped meals or on the contrary too rich, consumption of certain foods (such as alcohol, coffee and chocolate), certain noises, smells or lights ...

RELIEVE HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

If the triggers are known, the first thing to do is to avoid them as much as possible! Also remember to hydrate yourself (many headaches are related to dehydration) and try to relax and evacuate your tensions.

The essential oil of Peppermint is a must in case of headaches or migraine: refreshing, analgesic and decongestant, it helps to numb the pain in a few minutes and provides a very quick relief. Essential oils such as antispasmodics Basil linalool or tropical and relaxing as the Ylang-Ylang or Roman Chamomile , will be used to complete synergy.

 

TIP TO RELIEVE HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES WITH PEPPERMINT

 

In case of headache or migraine, apply 1 drop of pure peppermint essential oil , massage on the temples (be careful not to apply it too close to the eyes).

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