Aromatherapy and Your Morning Sickness

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For ages, women have sought various methods to deal with morning sickness. It is no wonder that this is the case; most experts believe that more than two thirds of women will have some degree or another of morning sickness at some point during their pregnancy. Compounding the general problem of morning sickness is the fact that many of the anti-nausea medications that are available for purchase are either not safe for a pregnant woman or her baby, or they have not been sufficiently tested as to whether they may be safe. For this reason, many women have turned to alternative therapies, from herbal remedies to hypnosis, to cure their morning sickness. Some women have even had success using aromatherapy to help with their morning sickness.

Aromatherapy is based on the idea that there are essential oils that can help to treat a variety of conditions and ailments. In terms of morning sickness during pregnancy, there are several essential oils you can use via aromatherapy. The most effective and most commonly used essential oil used in aromatherapy to treat morning sickness is ginger. Ginger has been used for centuries to alleviate nausea and vomiting. Whether the nausea is due to morning sickness or whether it is from some other condition, such as motion sickness, ginger has been proven effective over and over gain. Using ginger-based essential oils can help with your morning sickness. Other specific essential oils for morning sickness can include things like fennel and peppermint, as well. For some women, lime may help too.

Aromatherapy can be used in a number of different ways to treat morning sickness. For example, you can simply sniff the essential oil. You can put the essential oil or oils on a handkerchief to be inhaled. You can add essential oils to your favorite massage oil. You can even acquire a spray or spritzer that will have those essential oils in it. You can spray this mixture on your body, in the air, and even on your bedding, to help with nausea at bedtime.

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