I’ve Got a Raging Headache
Have you ever said any of these words?
- “Oh, my head!”
- “I’ve got a raging headache.”
- “I feel like my head is going to explode.”‘
I know I have! Having a headache is NO fun! Depending on the severity of the pain, it can be debilitating. The pain can be so severe that you see spots, vomit, or cry, and the only thing you can do is lie down and hopefully fall asleep. Not all headaches are that severe, but migraines are. One thing all headaches have in common is PAIN. There are many different types of headaches: tension, cluster, sinus, hormonal and migraine. Do you get headaches? What about migraines?
According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches and of these, 28 million suffer from migraines. About 20% of children and adolescents also have significant headaches (http://www.webmd.com)
Headache pressure and pain can be alleviated using natural, plant based products. I have personally experienced it and I know many many others have too. If you are looking for ways to help with the pain, naturally, give YL essential oils a try. Instead of popping a pill that will cause many side effects, why not rub an essential oil on your temples and let it get rid of your pain, naturally, with zero side effects.
There are several essential oils that can be used to help with your headache.
Essential Oils to treat your headache
- Lavender oil. Lavender oil is probably the safest essential oil to use, as it is very gentle, and known as the universal oil. If in doubt, use lavender oil. It can even be used on young children. Often, headaches are caused by tension and stress. Many essential oils cause a person to relax, thus the tense muscles relax and then the headache pain goes away.
- M-Grain oil. This oil works great for those that suffer with migraines. The oils in M-Grain have anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that also are analgesic (pain relieving). This oils works great for tension headaches and nausea, associated with the pain from your headache. Place two drops in the palms of the hands, cup over nose, and breathe deeply. Apply on temples, forehead, and back of neck.
- Peppermint oil. 1 drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 tea bags. That shows the potency of YL therapeutic essential oils. This oil is great for sinus and stress related headaches. Be very careful as this needs to be diluted with a carrier oil when using it near the face/eye area. Close your eyes when you are rubbing it on your temples. Really breathe this oil in and allow it to get into your nasal passages. It can alleviate a headache in minutes.
Try to treat the symptoms right away when you feel a headache coming on. A headache could be from a lack of sleep, stress, dehydration, sinuses, hormones and other contributing factors. Watch your water intake as well as your diet. A diet with high sugar content can cause headaches as well as a diet using sugar-free products.
A few tips when migraine symptoms begin:
- Drink water to avoid getting dehydrated, especially if you have vomited
- Rest in a quiet, dark room
- Place a cool cloth on your head, maybe even a mask over your eyes
- Rub Peppermint, Pan Away or M-Grain essential oil on your temples (keep away from your eyes) and to the base of your neck. Add a carrier oil if needed. Smell the oils by cupping the palms of your hands over your nose and breathe in slowly and deeply.
Do you suffer with headaches? Have you ever tried any of the Young Living essential oils listed above? Next time you have a headache, instead of grabbing the over the counter medicine, pick up your essential oil bottle and watch it work!
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The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. This is for information purposes only.