Aromatherapy Learnings

Getting through the discomfort

Have you ever been in physical discomfort/pain? How did you manage/get through the discomfort or pain that time?

If you are like anything like me really, I was having lots of thoughts coming through that go from gritting my teeth, to expressions of scrunching up my face permanently, to feeling like it is never going away and part of me feels angry and rejected.

That was me until a wise lady told me,” What you resist, persist.”

Migraine is not easy for me, but I have used Aromatherapy to support myself the last few years and I’d like to share with you what I do and this can be used if you are experiencing discomfort/pain, say, even from flu.

3 steps to working with discomfort/pain

  • Rest

Go and rest. Rest is so important and undervalued in this current day and age. For me, I go to my room, drop 5-10 drops of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) in the diffuser, set up for an hour, and just rest.

  • Make an Inhaler

Here’s a recipe to help reduce your levels of pain and anxiety that come along with it.

5 drops of Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia)

5 drops of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

5 drops of Frankincense (Boswelia carterii)

Here’s how you can make your inhaler and if you have migraines/headaches, I suggest you make one before hand to bring it with you wherever. I take deep breaths with it in each nostril at the onset of migraine. For any discomfort/pain, you can do that whenever the feeling arises. It is able to help bring down the pain, keep your emotions uplifted at the same time and really, like a great friend who will be accompanying you on this journey.

  1. Breathe

Here is where I just accept the discomfort/pain that comes from wherever, breathe with it. I used to have angry thoughts about it, but I don’t anymore. It is what it is. Angry thoughts most definitely do not help me in my situation but accepting it does. This situation will pass and have faith that your body will re-balance itself.

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That’s it, hope it helps you in managing your pain/discomfort like it did to me. It is also a sign that you need to slow down your pace a little and take rest.

Disclaimer: This does not constitute medical help. Please visit a Medical Professional for your specific issue.

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