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.