A majority of health practitioners have agreed to the fact that aromatherapy is an effective way to treat migraines.  While it may not permanently cure the splitting headaches, studies have shown that aromatherapy can scale down the number and intensity of attacks.

The methodology of using plant-derived essential oils in aromatherapy is beneficial for its therapeutic effect.  Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, sandalwood, clary sage, ginger, ylang-ylang, basil, and chamomile are just a few examples recommended to treat migraines.  And it can be used in a variety of ways.  For instance, it can be used in an aromatherapy diffuser to be inhaled two to three times a day.  Also, it can be mixed with a full bowl of water and its scent inhaled.  Essential oils can also be applied on the face and body during a bath or massage but only after a thorough consultation with an aroma therapist with knowledge for its purpose.

For its wonderful purposes, aromatherapy also has its unknown factors that worry some doctors for its essential oils and how it could interact with people prone to allergies.  Therefore it is always advisable to keep in mind a few safety precautions when committing to use aromatherapy.

  • Always consult a doctor
  • By all means, talk to an experienced aroma therapist
  • When using aromatherapy along with prescription drugs, be on the lookout for negative reactions and present it to the doctor right away
  • Make sure to purchase genuine plant-derived essential oils specific to aromatherapy use.
  • Apply it using carrier oil or a diffuser. Some essential oils might irritate the skin when applied directly.

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