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September 23, 2023

Migraine is a type of primary neurovascular dysfunction disease, that is characterized by unilateral or bilateral pulsatile pain, and is accompanied by photophobia, phonophobia, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms IHS. Studies have shown that several mental, environmental and genetics can influence or induce a migraine.  Patients with migraine experience many social, physical and psychological problems, which seriously affect their quality of life. Currently, the treatment of migraine primarily includes drug therapy, acupuncture therapy, massage therapy and aromatherapy.
The complex pathogenesis of a migraine leads to limitations in a patient's response to drugs, and specific side effects and contraindications have further limited the choice of available drugs to treat this condition. Therefore, patients with migraine have explored alternative treatments such as aromatherapy for alleviation of their symptoms. Aromatherapy is a comfortable and pleasant all-natural therapy that produces a fast and efficient effect against migraine symptoms. Its application has been evidenced in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as the records of aromatic plants in the treatment of migraine. 

Recent studies show that there are 10 types of plant essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, German chamomile, anise, basil CT estragole, rose, and garlic essential oils could relieve migraine symptoms, and that 16 monomers may play a role in migraine treatment by effectively inhibiting neurogenic inflammationhyperalgesia and balancing vasorelaxation.

Aromatic plant essential oils can relieve migraine effectively, these findings can be used as an important part of the development of anti-migraine drugs.

Based on the oils and the mechanisms by which the constituents work, you can create a blend in a 10 mL roller bottle: 

  • Peppermint -10 drops
  • Lavender - 7 drops
  • Rosemary – 7 drops
  • Hinoki – 7 drops
  • Copaiba – 6 drops
  • German chamomile – 3 drops

Fill the rest of a 10 ml bottle with a carrier oil. Apply to the temples, back of the neck, forehead, and behind the ears at first signs of visual disturbance or when feeling head tension/pressure.