Saturday, July 9, 2011

Steam Inhalation

My god....today was a very a bad morning for me. I woke up with a severe headache. It was like there was a small sphere of water right in the middle of my eyebrows bursting to come out. The pain was excruciating and i could hardly see. It was a severe cold and nose block. Then an idea struck me, why don't i use the old age home remedy that is used for generations in my country ? Yes that's it - Steam Inhalation.

Now a days it's used everywhere in the world but it is really very effective. I did steam inhalation with a eucalyptus tablet. Now i feel a lot better. There are many oils available for steaming. Each oil has special purpose for a particular problem Here are some tips:



1.For upper respiratory and sinus congestion try one of each or combine the following:
     *Peppermint 3-5 drops
     *Eucalyptus 3-5 drops
     *Camphor 3 drops
Peppermint
Camphor

Eucalyptus
2.For Headaches unrelated to sinus problems:
Headache which are sharp or throbbing and may be combined with neck and shoulder tension try:
     *Cinnamon 5 drops & Myrrh 3 drops & Frankincense 3 drops (myrrh and frankincense are used in prayers and rituals as offerings to god. They are called as dhoop or guggul or by other names too)
Cinnamon
Myrrh
Frankincense

3.For stress headaches try:
     *Chamomile & Lavender, 5 drops of each
Chamomile
Lavender

4.Relax the mind & calm the spirit with:
     *Lavender & Chamomile 5 drops of each - or
     *Chamomile & Lemongrass 5 drops of each
Lemongrass

As mucus loosens from steaming, clear your nose by gently blowing into the tissues and discard them. As the water begins to cool down from hot to warm, place your washcloth in the water, ring it out and place it on your chest or the back of your neck. The warm compress will help release chest tightness and congestion, relaxes and loosens your neck muscles.You can keep changing water and continue to do steaming till you feel satisfied and relaxed.

Hope this helps you to get rid of your headaches as well.....

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