This essential oil blend is great for those who have low blood pressure and digestive-based and hormonal migraines. It is especially useful for reducing nausea during migraine.
INGREDIENTS: essential oils of grapefruit*, black pepper*, basil*, peppermint*, cypress*, frankincense*; and olive oil*. *USDA certified organic
For use with headaches caused by vasodilation and hypotension only. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Avoid eyes and mucous membranes. Store away from heat and light. Caution: if pregnant, suffering from a medical condition, or taking medication, consult a health care provider prior to use.
I wanted to share with you some information and tips about this blend so that you can use it in the most informed, effective way possible! I hope this information answers your questions about this oil and how it is designed to be used.
1) This oil is a hypertensive oil, meaning that the oils listed here may help to raise blood pressure and/or constrict blood vessels. Therefore, this oil is contraindicated in those who have high blood pressure already. Most people with migraine have very low blood pressure. (Dilated blood vessels reduce blood flow to the head and impinge on nearby cranial nerves, whereas constricted/normalized blood vessels bring oxygen and blood to the head and do not impinge on nearby nerves. For more info on this, read articles in my blog at http://www.simplywell.info , or in the SimplyWell Migraine Relief Protocol e-book, also available on my website.)
2) This oil is meant as a tool to reduce the severity of migraine, headache, and brain fog symptoms but it does not address the root cause of migraine, which in my view is mostly related to histamine, gut flora, electrolyte, and kidney/adrenal imbalances caused by pharmaceuticals, diet, and stress. For more info on how to address these imbalances through diet, check out the SimplyWell Migraine Relief Protocol available on my website.
3) To use the oil aromatically, place 4-8 drops of it onto a tissue and inhale until symptoms improve. For migraine at night, place the tissue near your pillow and sleep on your side to breathe the aroma continuously.
4) This oil has a fiery quality to it due to the black pepper and peppermint essential oils in it. Therefore, if you choose to use it topically, do so with caution. The oil has been diluted with 20% olive oil to take the edge off the fiery quality but is still quite potent.
5) Although this blend is reccomended for external use only, the oils are organic so they are therapeutic grade. I wanted to share feedback with you from some clients who haveused this oil internally by placing a single drop of the blend on the roof of the mouth inthe area where the soft palate begins. It is intriguing to consider why this approach has been effective for some, as the soft palate is innervated by, and right below the pterygopalatine ganglion (also known as the sphenopalatine ganglion). Stimulation of this ganglion has recently been shown to diminish cluster headaches . The fibers that go through this ganglion also go through the trigeminal nucleus along with the trigeminal nerve. The vagus nerve goes through the trigeminal nucleus as well. The glossopharyngeal nerve may also be affected by essential oils placed on the palate, as this nerve innervates the parotid gland. All of the nerves mentioned here are implicated in migraine.
If you do decide to experiment with this oil internally, you do so at your own risk. Please note that it is unknown how this oil interacts with pharmaceutical medications especially if it were taken internally.
6) This oil is a therapeutic oil, not a perfume oil. The blend was formulated to smell good, but primarily, it is meant to have a vasoconstrictive effect. If you do not want to smell like this oil, just inhale it rather than using it topically.
May this aid in your healing journey to freedom from migraine headaches
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