Frankincense Oil- A Remedy For Headaches & Migraines

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Migraine is a complex condition with a wide variety of symptoms. For many people the main feature is a painful headache. Migraine costs the United States more than $20 billion each year.

36 million Americans, about 12% of the population, suffer from migraine headaches. It is 3 times more common in women than men. Migraine affects 30% of women over a lifetime. Those with migraine are more likely to have depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, other pain conditions, and fatigue.

According to the Migraine Trust, 54% of migraine sufferers experience one or more attacks per month, and 13% claim one or more attacks per week. As a result of migraines, an estimated 25 million days are lost from work or school because of migraine worldwide.

Cause Of Migraine or Headache

A migraine can be caused by an environmental trigger such as red wine, stress, sustained loud noise, dehydration, soy products or even weather pressure changes. Migraine sufferers quickly learn to look for and avoid the possible triggers that brought on the migraine.

Headache or Migraine?

Distinguishing between different types of headache can be difficult. You can experience different types of headaches at different times of your life for varying reasons. For example, if you have migraine you may also experience other types of headache.

Get Rid of a Migraine Instantly Using Frankincense Oil

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and healing properties as part of the practice of aromatherapy. Ancient Egyptians used Frankincense oil for migraines, but they used it topically on the head. Since there are some people who can’t stand the taste of this oil, they try to rub their head on certain points of the head in order to stop migraines. This method is worth trying because you’ve got nothing to lose. Simply soak your fingertips in frankincense oil and massage the scalp, forehead and the back of the neck for a few minutes.

A scientific study has shown that frankincense is rich in mono-terpenes that have strong anti-inflammatory properties. With its help, people can soothe the swelling that occurs in the blood vessels and ultimately reduce the pain. A second study showed that frankincense oil reduced the intensity and frequency of headaches in patients who experienced debilitating cluster migraines.

How To Use Frankincense oil?

Frankincense oil is easy to administer to ease headache pain. Its recommended that the sufferer place a drop of high quality, pure frankincense oil on a finger or thumb and apply it directly to the roof of the mouth for instant relief. However, if the sufferer maintains the view many share that anything that is healthy tastes bad, they can apply a couple of drops of the oil to the temples and gently massage until the essential oil is absorbed.

Sources:

http://shalommama.com/frankincense-essential-oil

http://reset.me/study/study-frankincense-oil-a-remedy-for-headaches-and-migraines/

http://www.newhealthadvisor.com/Essential-Oils-for-Headaches.html

http://www.healthandlovepage.com/frankincense-oil-migraine-headaches/

 

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  • Xmen442002

    I have heard to use this oil for brain tumors. Never heard about using it for headaches.. Interesting.