I'm back in the blogging groove and it feels good! I started a health and wellness blog back in 2013, and used to loved pouring my heart out...rambling basically about running, vegan eats and motherhood. That was long before the vestibular stuff hit and I had any idea how it would shift my world. Launching my first site did ignite the fire to connect with others wanting to thrive in this beautiful life though. That's still my goal with Bliss Out and I believe that glowing wellness is at the heart of it all.
healing vestibular migraines / migraine associated vertigo naturally
When it comes to life with vestibular migraines my whole goal is basically not to have vestibular migraines...so essentially life without vestibular migraines. This takes my being proactive in my wellness routine. Not waiting for an attack and then figuring out what I'll do, but rather putting myself in a position so that attacks are a lot less likely to happen and if I start to feel symptoms creep, I know I need to step up my game.
I share my full wellness routine and essential oils routine, but today I'm focusing on what I do when I start to feel a light ache. As if the pain wants to break through, but my body is trying really hard to fight back. It's a signal to me that things could get a lot worse.
During the 18-months when my symptoms were much more intense, I rarely dealt with any migraine pain (the classic symptom). To be honest I'd take pain any day over the vestibular symptoms (migraine dizziness, pressure in head and ears, derealization, disconnected/off kilter feelings, nausea). However, these days (three years later after my initial attack) my symptoms are no longer 24/7 and they do not make a daily appearance. When I do feel anything, it's generally much more subtle and a sign to me that I need to turn to my holistic toolkit.
essential oils for migraines
Copaiba (the oil I'm using in this clip) is one of the most anti-inflammatory substances on earth and I love it! It's properties also include antibacterial, antioxidant & antimicrobial. Good stuff, friends.
When I feel migraine pain trying to breakthrough, my first step is always to grab a glass of water and my oils.
-I chug the glass of water (and make sure to stay hydrated) and think through how I want to combat the symptoms and support my body with my oils. I used to be awful at drinking water and it's something I now know I need to remind myself to do. "Step away from the latte, Emily. Water, now!"
-I then use my essential oils throughout the day. Not just once, but generally every hour. Copaiba essential oils (certified pure therapeutic grade oil, only!) can be used topically and taken internally. This oil's properties combat pain and inflammation therefore helping with headaches and migraines. I take two drops of the oil in a veggie capsule every 3-4 hours (or use the softgels depending what I have on hand at the moment). I use the roller bottle every hour applyint it to my temples, forehead and back of my neck. [I added Adaptiv oil blend to my roller bottle as well for all the calming vibes]
Three years ago I knew close to nothing about essential oils. I had no idea how to use them or how they could support my glowing wellness.
Today they are the main component in my wellness routine, along with a plant-based diet and exercise, when it comes to thriving in this life with vestibular migraines- and BEYOND.
My mission is to basically lead a life without vestibular migraines. That would be the ideal vestibular migraine life. That makes sense, right? ;)
vestibular migraine treatment
Oils are certainly not the only thing I depend on to support my health and help me maintain my balanced state. If you feel drawn towards oils, visit my other resources and please reach out to me with questions.
Vestibular Warrior Oils Routine
My Routine During a Vestibular Migraine Attack [to thrive!]
Below are several other vestibular migraine natural treatments that I embrace to promote vibrant health:
Vestibular Migraine Prevention Diet [my version is vegan!]
move + meditate workouts
I hope that you have a wonderful day!