Migraine Term of the Day: Aromatherapy

Patient Expert

When we're looking at Migraine and headache information, whether it's from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing.

Sometimes, it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn't convey quite the same meaning or takes more than a few words.

Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more of the medical terminology that comes up when discussing Migraine disease and other headache disorders. So, I'll be posting a "term of the day," probably a couple of times a week. If there are terms you'd like to have defined, please leave a comment to let me know what it is.

Today's term: Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils from plant sources for health and well-being.

Although aromatherapy can't abort a Migraine or stop a headache, it can be useful for some symptoms, and it can help relax while waiting for medications to work. It can also be helpful for lifting moods.

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