Concussions, though fairly common in the world of sports, are legitimate brain injuries. They are the result of a significant blow to the head, and while effects are usually temporary, they can include problems with headache, concentration, memory, judgment, balance and coordination. Though recovery is possible, concussions injure your brain to some extent, and if they are not given time and rest to heal properly, long term threats to brain health are very possible.
Frankincense oil (boswellia serrata) aids in oxygenation of blood to the brain. This effect can aid in oxygen absorption and as a result, the ability of the brain to heal, function properly, process, and retain information in the after-effects of a concussion. Rest is the most important treatment after a concussion because it helps the brain to heal. Essentially, you must do nothing after injuring the brain in order to allow the brain to adequately heal.
How to use frankincense oil to recover from a concussion:
Immediately after a concussion, add a few drops to the bridge of the nose, behind the ears, on the back of the neck, to reflex points such as the inside of the wrists, between the toes and on the bottoms of feet.
Diffuse frankincense oil in a steam vaporizer while laying quiet in a dark room. The diffusion of the oil creates a warm and healing scent that assists in mind healing and preserving the brain’s ability to retain and utilize information.
Add 3-5 few drops to an unscented carrier oil (such as almond or jojoba) or lotion and rub on any desired part of the body.
For a quick brain boost in the weeks following a concussion, place a few drops on palms or a handkerchief, rub together, hold to nose and mouth, and breathe in deeply. Add 10 drops to a warm bath or shower, both morning and night.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.