According the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine is a very common disease that affects 38 million men, women, and children in the United States. Nearly 12% of Americans suffer from migraine, more than asthma and diabetes combined!
The current theory of the source of migraine pain focuses on how the brain works. Researchers now believe that migraine is a disorder involving nerve pathways and brain chemicals. Triggers for a migraine headache vary from person to person, but commonly include certain foods and food additives, sensory stimuli (bright lights, strong smells), weather changes, hormonal changes, sleep disruption, stress, and muscular tension.
The addition of essential oils through aromatherapy can help hasten migraine relief by helping you relax and relieve head and neck tension. We often use doTERRA's Past Tense blend to help relieve tension and stress.
Ideally, migraine sufferers receive regular massage to help relieve stress and muscular tension to help prevent headaches. However, even an occasional massage can help relieve the pain!