Using Aromatherapy for Headache Relief 

Would you try aromatherapy for headache relief?

There are numerous types of headache, and many causes as well; but they all have one thing in common and that is, they hurt. Head pains have long fueled the marketplace for pain prescriptions but all of which can do more harm than help if used too frequently. 

The abuse of pain medications for head pains is so common that it is now deemed to be the foremost cause of chronic headaches. However, there is always a better way. Through the aromatherapy, you can now reduce your dependence to the medications and avoid their side effects and risks as well.

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the art and science that uses essential oils to provide a range of therapeutic benefits. This olden form of therapy has been used for many many years. It involves the extraction of some of the most important oils in several plant sources to be used in the aromatherapy itself. 

The therapy is administered through topical application coupled with massage; or it can simply be given as an inhalation process. The activity provides for numerous benefits which include stimulation or relaxation of the body. Of course, all of which is planned according to the person's own needs or the individual's goals and conditions. If combined with other therapies such as the homeopathic pain relief, aromatherapy could work at its best.

Some sample essences

Oils are the most important ingredient in aromatherapy. The main purpose of the therapy is to bring good condition in the body through the use of these oils. Of course, these elements should be carefully chosen so that the best oils can be given to those who need it. Some of the widely used and popular oils used today are:

  • lavenderLavender oil for aromatherapy

  • peppermint

  • eucalyptus

  • sandalwood

  • ginger

  • jasmine

  • rosemary

Some of these oils, such as lavender, promote sleep and relaxation during the night; other oils, such as peppermint, are stimulating and are added to other oils in order to balance their relaxation effects. If the oils are used accordingly, applying aromatherapy for headache relief can produce far better results than all the medications available in our world today. 

Methods to administer aromatherapy

There are only two methods involved in aromatherapy:

  1. The first and the most typical one is applying it through massage. If the oils are applied on the body and absorbed by the skin, it can bring the right amount of balance and relaxation in the whole system.

  2. The second type would involve the inhalation process. Through candles, for example, the essence of the oil is emitted to the air and breathed in by your whole body. Although it may bring good benefits to you, it is important to keep in mind that not all types of headache can be relieved by aromatherapy alone. Usually, other adjunct treatments are given in order to make headache relief possible.



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