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Migraine Relief – Essential Oils to Use & Methods of Application for Best Results

A synergistic blend of essential oils can be more effective for getting the results you desire than any single essential oil. The key pure essential oils I recommend you use in a blend for migraine relief, include:

Frankincense, Cypress, Peppermint and Lavender

LAVENDER ( Lavendula augustifolia ) – A universal first aid healing oil Lavender is highly scented and has a distinctly sweet floral-spice aroma that’s a little wild and woody.

Lavender is useful for relieving headaches, especially sinus headaches, or headaches related to congestion and poor circulation.

Lavender’s actions include: Analgesic (pain reliever), Antispasmodic (calms nervous and muscular spasms, tension, pain and indigestion), Restorative (helps to strengthen and revive the body systems), Sedative (soothing, tranquilizing, calming effect on the body, good for nervous tension, stress, insomnia, anxiety and palpitations) and Relaxant (causing relaxation, relieving strain or tension).

FRANKINCENSE ( Boswelia fereana ) – A powerful and enticing wood aroma that sweetly sparkles with freshness and a hint of spice. Traditionally Frankincense was used as an anointing oil as it was thought to possess miraculous powers to heal almost every conceivable malady.

Frankincense slows and deepens cellular respiration and has the characteristic effect of comforting and centering you during times of distress. Very supportive and comforting oil.

PEPPERMINT ( Mentha piperita ) – Peppermint is a fluid, colorless oil with a distinctly penetrating scent. Peppermint acts as a regulator and has a relaxing or invigorating effect depending on the circumstance for which you are using it.

Research has shown Peppermint to be effective for relieving Migraine headache! Also helpful for tension headaches when resulting from weak or poor digestive forces, congestion or sluggish circulation. An excellent Liver tonic!

CYPRESS ( Cupressus sempervirens ) – Cypress oil has a distinctly clean, fresh, woody aroma that’s light and clear with a hint of spice and is reminiscent of pine and juniper berry. Cypress oil stimulates blood circulation and is restorative and calming.

Cypress oil’s powerful astringent properties make it effective for strengthening and toning the cardio-vascular and nervous systems and for relieving tension held deep within the body.

Cypress oil is the essential oil most often used to strengthen and support healthy functioning of the heart and circulatory system. Its astringent action makes it effective for conditions associated with congestion of lymph or blood circulation such as migraine headache.

METHODS OF APPLICATION:

Both of these methods of application are effective for relieving migraine headache pain. Research shows that essential oils will remain in your bloodstream for up to 4-6 hours.

METHOD 1: Dispense 15 drops of your Migraine Relief synergy blend into a 1 ounce bottle of carrier oil, shake well and allow to synergize for 24 hours, or longer as time permits.

Dispense 1-3 drops of this Migraine Relief synergy blend in dilution, inhale and apply to your sinus points, chest, upper back and abdominal areas. The oils will enter through the neurovascular points located in these areas to effectively trigger your relaxation response for allergy relief.

METHOD 2: Direct inhalation – Dispense 1-3 drops of your pure essential oils blend onto a cotton ball. Breathe in their vapors for 30-60 seconds. Breathe in slowly and pause briefly on your inhaled breath. Then slowly exhale, letting go of any tension. Repeat this slow, rhythmic breathing five more times.

Aromatic oils stimulate your olfactory nerves which send a signal to your brain’s neuro-receptors, triggering numerous electro-chemical responses to promote balance in your nervous system and help relieve migraine headache.

Migraine Headache may be a symptom of Dehydration. Water plays an extremely important role in your diet and bodily functions. Many parts of the brain draw much of their energy from water. Water must be taken into the body in its pure, natural state, optimally drink half your body weight in ounces daily.

PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.

Holistic MindBody Therapy, including pure essential oils, are gentle, noninvasive complementary forms of health care for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind and spirit and a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being. Alternative health care may produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.

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