Finally, someone in the allopathic medical community understands the benefits of essential oils for nausea. Of course, it’s three cheers for all of you nurses who know the power of aromatherapy! You’re awesome and you know as well as I do, nurses keep the doctors from killing you. (I say that only half jokingly.)
Natural Remedies for Nausea
My aunt has been a registered nurse for over 40 years and she sent me a very interesting article about using aromatherapy for nausea. I say this because I was surprised that the allopathic medical community is open to natural remedies for nausea. Sorry to be so blunt, but amirite?
Health Leaders Media posted an article about a trial with essential oils when a patient comes to the emergency room with abdominal pain and nausea.
The emergency room nursing staff at a Council Bluffs, Iowa hospital conducted a test on patients complaining of these issues:
“But in spring 2018, the nursing staff tried something new to help patients with nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain find more immediate relief from their issues – essential oils.
And they experienced success, particularly in seeing a 26-minute drop in the time it took for patients to receive an intervention for these complaints.
In the past, “It was taking about 43 minutes from arrival for the patients to get something for the nausea,” Morse says. “After we started using [the essential oil blend], we noted our median time was about 17 minutes.”
Did you read that? A 26-MINUTE DROP??
It gets better:
Besides the significant drop in time to intervention once the essential oils became available, a retrospective chart review found there was documented improvement of symptoms in about 50% of patients who used the treatment. Fifty-two patients received the intervention over the one-month project.
Now, I realize this isn’t a full-blown clinical trial with millions of participants. But seriously, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that essential oils are ideal for nausea and abdominal pain.
Best Essential Oils for Nausea
Here’s the essential oils the nurses used in this intervention:
- Lavender (Lanvendula angustifolia)
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
- Peppermint (Mentha x peperita)
- Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
If you have these oils on hand, put one drop of each on a cottonball or tissue and breathe in deeply through your nose while keeping your lips closed. Peppermint, when inhaled directly from the bottle, will help with nausea on its own.
You can also add a drop of each to a teaspoon of olive or coconut oil and rub directly on your belly.
This blend is good for nausea relief from chemotherapy, post-operative recovery, food poisoning and motion sickness, too. If you’re experiencing morning sickness, you can use the lavender, ginger and spearmint to help you through the nausea. In all instances, if you’re pregnant, please omit the peppermint.
I make this blend on an as-needed basis, so if you want to stock up before you need it, now is the time to do it. A 5 mL bottle is $19.95. When ordering online, simply add the Custom Blend option to your cart and let me know you want Queaze-EZ in the notes. You can always fill out the contact form or send an email, too. It’s that simple!
Aromatherapy for Nausea
Do you see why I keep saying that aromatherapy should be part of your healthcare routine? I’m not saying that aromatherapy keeps you perfectly healthy forever and ever amen – not a chance! But using essential oils on a daily basis and especially when a minor health concern crops up simply makes sense.
How much money do you think you’d save if you could take care of minor concerns before they became full blown medical emergencies? And don’t you think that natural remedies are much better for you than all the toxic chemicals found on the drug store shelf?
Nausea and The Flu
Y’all, the flu season has begun – it runs from October to March here in North Carolina. Wouldn’t it make sense to keep a small bottle of this stuff on hand just in case? When you’re feeling puny, natural remedies for nausea are always the most effective.
Aromatherapy just makes so much sense in our complicated world and I’m grateful to the nurses out there who understand its’ value and power. Want more information? Simply fill out the short contact form and let’s talk today!
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