Aromatherapy* - How did Rev. Deb get into that, you ask?
Years ago I suffered with migraines. These were the type of migraines that incapacitate a person and would force them into a dark and extremely quiet room. Once a migraine was on its way, there was nothing I could medically do about it. I had to let the malady take its course.
The medication prescribed by the doctor was useless, as I would regurgitate anything if swallowed. And, after a month of taking the medication proved useless and wasteful, I seriously had to find another way.
I had to turn to something I could sniff, although I didn’t know it then, there was a practice known as aromatherapy. With aromatherapy, one could put a few drops of essential oil on the palms of the hands and vigorously rub them together. Then cup the hands around the nose and mouth and inhale the fragrance for a few breaths. The fragrances used in aromatherapy have beneficial effects on the physical, emotional and /or the psychological human process.
Another advantage of essential oil is placing a drop or so directly onto the skin and receiving a degree of freedom from pain, stress or other distress.
Thankfully, I found Young Living Therapeutic Grade Lavender Essential Oil.
Once a migraine started, I only had about five seconds to brace for it, so, I would go to my dark room for rest. I dabbed the Lavender essential oil on my temples and forehead, and sprinkled some on a small pillow I had made especially for my migraine attacks.
Then, I buried my face into the pillow for a minute or so, and relaxed. When not using the Lavender it took about 7 or 8 hours for the pain to dissipate enough for me to function, but, using the lavender oil, which made the pain much less severe, the migraines lasted only about two hours and were much less intense.
Ever since then, I became a serious believer in the use of aromatherapy and therapeutic grade essential oils and have witnessed many astonishing results using the oils both on myself and others.
As with all aromatherapy, it is critical that only therapeutic grade essential oil from a reliable supplier is used. I personally use and recommend Young Living therapeutic grade Essential Oils. These oils are pure and when used as directed didn't cause any problems at all for me.
If you would like to order the Young Living Essential Oils,
go to their website at Young Living and click on your country.
You will need to insert a distributor number # 921400.
Disclaimer: The use of aromatherapy and essential oils is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
*The use of Aromatherapy is not a means for determining illness, and as such, caution should be used when using any essential oil.
*As always, follow your doctor's instructions.