head or brain injury can vary from a bump on the head to a
TBI (traumatic brain injury). Since the forehead and head
have a rich supply of blood a bump on the head while playing
sports or other activities can result in bleeding under the
skin producing a significant bump referred to as a hematoma.
If the bump or injury is severe this can also lead to
bleeding in the brain itself (intracranial hematoma ) or a
TBI that can include damage to the brain tissue itself. With
an intracranial hematoma the bleeding can cause swelling in
the brain area and put pressure on the brain causing
In the case of a potential brain injury watch for these
symptoms of a serious condition:
Persistent or worsening headache
The human brain is the most complicated organ of the body
and an injury to the brain can cause a wide variety of long
term problems. Muscles may no longer respond properly,
vision, smell or hearing may be affected. Speech or word
recollection may be difficult. Other memory functions are
often impaired, reasoning or processing may be impacted and
it may result in emotional and personality changes.
Recovery is sometimes slow and requires a great deal of
patience on the part of the injured and the caregivers.
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Cypress, Frankincense, Helichrysum
Essential oils based
ATT. LLV supplements
Balance, Lavender, Myrrh, Peppermint, Roman
Chamomile, Sandalwood, Vetiver
At least 2 times per day apply 1 to 2 drops of
Frankincense and Helichrysum to the bottom of the brain stem
on the back of the neck and the great toe reflexology point.
Frankincense may also be taken in a capsule or under the
Consistent use of the Life Long Vitality supplements and
some increase the daily amount.
Also use the Aroma Touch Technique often for comfort and
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Mysti - Does
anybody have some experience using the oils for a
concussion? I'm thinking Frankincense under the tongue a few
times a day would be good but would like to hear more input.
SusieQ - My husband is epileptic and had
a major seizure five years ago and wasn't expected to live.
He has some dementia and other problems as the result. I
rub Frankincense on his big toe and put a drop on his brain
stem on the back of his neck. Plus definitely put the person
on the LLV. I have seen such a difference in my husband.
Emily - I have had several concussions.
I use the LLV. When initially treating, they may want
additional B12. It helped bring back my short-term
memory. Frankincense is a great idea.
Valerie - Emily so glad to hear you say
the Frankincense. My 18 yr old daughter has recently
had her 2nd concussion in 8 months from soccer. I
immediately had her start Frankincense several times/day.
How do you use it? I've had her put it on her on
forehead, temples, and base of the neck plus a drop under
her tongue. Also, I've had her be more religious about
SusieQ - Valerie, I started putting a
drop on the back of my husband's head. But the biggest
difference was when I started putting it on his big toe. It
has sold me on reflexology.
Riki - I just got a
call asking for advice for a teenage girl who was in a
terrible car accident. She is in a coma and her brain is
swelling so badly the doctors want to remove her frontal
lobe to try to save her life. Her parents are refusing at
the moment, hoping for a miracle. Are there any oils, or
other suggestions, for this?
Rachel - Aroma Touch Technique and any
oils that reduce inflammation like Deep Blue, Frankincense,
Peppermint. I would also think about oils that help fluid
to flow, like Citrus Bliss, Grapefruit, Cypress
EFL - Vetiver... Has been studied a lot
for concussion recovery.
Father - I was in a bad car
accident 3 weeks ago and suffered a moderate head
injury/concussion. DoTERRA oils helped me tremendously as
well as immediate cranial sacral therapy. Helichrysum worked
well for me and is good for healing bruised tissues, shock,
and lymph drainage/circulation. I could feel the swelling
going down immediately after I placed a small amount on the
base of my skull which I only did 1x day. I later placed
some on my feet especially working into the big toe. A small
amount on the vertebrae, sacrum and heart are helpful.
Spasms are an issue with brain injury and Roman Chamomile
helps relax the body as well as repair tissue. Relieving
shock to the body is a priority and these oils do assist
I would be careful of any oils that are
anticoagulants from what I have researched with the TBI
association. I believe this would include Birch and
I would highly recommend cranial sacral therapy ASAP and
daily to relieve the intra-cranial pressure. Sacral releases
are necessary to decrease the strain pattern on the brain. A
cardiovascular pull is also present and affects the brain
swelling and strain on intra-cranial tissues. I have found
that integrated manual therapy incorporating cranial sacral
therapy has been ideal for me. There is an IMT website for a
practitioner in your area.
My main treatments have been the oils, increased use of
supplements including LLV 3 x day, and
integrated manual therapy/cranial sacral.
I would not be on this website right now if it were not
for this protocol. My physical therapists tell me it would
have taken me a year to heal. We are expecting most of my
healing in the next 2 months. I still have problems with
cognitive issues, minimal swelling, head aches and fatigue
but I have now gotten over a huge mountain with a few more
hills to go. Please do not hesitate to share or ask any
questions that you may have since I am also on this healing
journey . I thank God again for DoTERRA oils.
Jon - My name is Jon and I have
sustained brain trauma from getting hit by a car
approximately 8 months ago. I have been able to learn to
walk correctly again and everything seems to be fairly
normal. No one can really tell, however, I have
lost my ability to smell. Also, my memory isn't
as good as it used to be and if there is too much stimulus
going on around me, I begin to shake and then receive a
terrible migraine. Any help on what would help
me regenerate these opportunities would be greatly
Rob - I am sure you have been told that
overcoming brain trauma can take time. I had a hemorrhagic
stroke a couple years back, and I know healing takes time
The first thing I would say is to be persistent and be
patient. There are oils that are high in sesquiterpenes,
which are documented to cross the brain blood barrier. Good
news for you and I. These oils include Frankincense, Myrrh,
Cypress and Sandalwood. These oils along with Helichrysum
and Peppermint will increase blood flow and oxygen to the
brain. Helichrysum will also relay, amplify, and modulate
chemical signals between neurons and other cells.
I would consider daily topical application to nerve
centers, charkra points or brain reflex points such as crown
of the head, temples, forehead, mastoids and brain stem -
all with light massage rotating between the oils mentioned.
Also have someone perform an ATT at least twice weekly
rotating between the oils I mentioned above and the standard
oils mentioned with the ATT.
I would also be sure to be consistent with the LLV
supplements. BTW, just because you cannot smell yet, do not
discount the effect that inhaling oils can have through your