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DESCRIPTION: A placebo-controlled clinical trial of lavender essential oil aromatherapy shows it to be an effective migraine therapy.
Taken internally, lavender may even work as well as powerful drugs for the relief of anxiety. See my last video, Lavender for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (
Migraine sufferers may also want to experiment with avoiding potential triggers such as aspartame (see my video Diet Soda and Preterm Birth Saffron may also help with headaches (Saffron for the Treatment of PMS as well as avoiding certain parasites (Pork Tapeworms on the Brain and Avoiding Epilepsy Through Diet A note of caution, though: Pregnant migraine sufferers seeking natural remedies should be wary of advice they may get (Dangerous Advice From Health Food Store Employees
Those eating healthy diets are less likely to be on pain medications in general (Say No to Drugs by Saying Yes to More Plants See, for example:
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