Aromatherapy for Migraines and Headaches
Aromatherapy is often called an "alternative therapy. Based on my experience, I would prefer to call aromatherapy a "complementary therapy," one that can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including headache and Migraine medications.
What IS Aromatherapy?
Simply stated, aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils extracted from plants for both physiological and psychological treatment. Aromatherapy is an ancient practice that began when people of early civilizations began discovering the healing properties of plants.
Essential oils are not oils as we generally think of them. Most essential oils have a very light texture and evaporate quickly. Essential oils are found in all the various parts of plants including the bark, roots, leaves, flowers, seed, wood, resin, and balsam. Some plants produce rather large quantities of oil, some have very low content. Take for example one of the most popular oils, rose. There is so little aromatic content in rose flowers that it a ton of petals produces only 10.5 ounces (300g) of rose oil...
To read more about aromatherapy and some uses of it for Migraine and headaches, continue reading Aromatherapy for Migraines and Headaches.
Stay tuned for some detailed "How-To's" on specific uses of aromatherapy for Migraines and headaches.