Tuesday, March 29, 2011

True Stories

Headaches are suffered by roughly 1 out of every 6 people according to info-med.co.uk and the same source says that 6% of all Americans suffer from chronic headaches. Those are staggering statistics and it is almost hard to believe how many people suffer from this debilitating problem.

What is even more alarming is the rate at which those suffering headaches use ibuprofen, asprin, or any other NSAID as the solution to their headache problem. Why the concern from using NSAID type pain relievers? Well, the side effects of these drugs can be many and include peptic ulcers, kidney failure, liver failure and one side effect not commonly known, sever allergic reaction. I know from experience what the allergic reaction can do to you. I nearly died from anaphylactic shock because I was taking ibuprofen for headaches, migraines and back pain.

So, what can we do if we suffer from headaches on a constant basis? Dietary changes can help dramatically and in many cases migraines can be cut down to a minimum just by eating healthy and staying away from fast food. However, if you just can not seem to shake your headaches try essential oils. Specifically try mixing: wintergreen, lavender, peppermint, frankincense, cilantro, marjoram, roman chamomile, basil, and rosemary essential oils.
If you do not have the time or knowledge to mix your own batch of headache remedy visit this site and search for Past tense roll-on. You can simply roll this product on the back of your neck and around your temples and within minutes, trust me minutes, you will feel relief. This mixture even works on migraines and has been a life saver to me.

Essential Oils

Q: What is an essential oil?
A: An essential oil is derived from plants and has the ability to be used aromatically, topically and ingested (not all essential oils can be ingested, they must be Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade in most cases). They can be used to treat ailments and improve health and wellness.

Q: What can essential oils be used for?
A: Essential oils have a wide variety of uses and have many healing effects. For example, studies have shown that the use of Frankincense oil can reduce cancer in the bladder! Lavender oil can be administered to the bottoms of your feet at night to help you sleep.

Q: Why are doctors not using these treatments?
A: In many cases doctors either do not know about or understand the benefits of essential oils. However, the Mayo clinic has begun to understand the effectiveness of treatments which include essential oils. Click here to view just one article produced by the Mayo clinic. Over time physicians will begin to realize the positive effects on patients and then start recognizing essential oils as alternative treatments.

Q: How can I get essential oils?
A: Many massage therapists offer essential oil massages and health food stores carry them as well. You can also click here to find out more about essential oils and even purchase them if you so desire.