6 Ways to Stop Migraine Agony, Naturally

By Amber Page

There's nothing quite like the pain of a migraine. Even a "small" migraine has the ability to wreck your day -- and a really bad one can ruin your week. 

Fortunately, there are a number of natural remedies for migraines and other headaches. The next time you feel one coming on, give some of these strategies a try. 

Take Your Temperature Down

Sometimes, a little bit of ice can go a long way toward easing your pain. Try applying a cold compress to your forehead or neck -- or consider investing in an eye mask that you can freeze and slide over your face when your head hurts. 

You can also try using a warm compress or a heating pad. Some people find that the warmth helps.

Make Darkness Your Friend

When migraines strike, bright lights can make you feel even worse. Head for a room where you can pull the blinds, turn off the lights and lie down in the blessed dimness. While it might seem tempting to put your head under a pillow, try pulling on an eye mask for instant blackness -- it's a much more comfortable option.

Stop and Smell the Lavender

Studies have shown that inhaling lavender can help reduce headache pain. A few drops of lavender essential oil in a diffuser can help you relax and reduce your pain. You could also try breathing deeply while drinking a soothing cup of lavender tea.

Add Peppermint to Your Massage

Peppermint is another essential oil that can help reduce the pain of a migraine. Rather than inhaling it, try putting a few drops in coconut oil and massaging it directly into your temples.

Drink Some Caffeine

Whether your caffeinated drink of choice is coffee, tea or something else entirely, consuming a bit of caffeine can help eliminate some of the pain -- especially when combined with over-the-counter painkillers. Just be careful not to drink too much, as that can just make your headache worse.

Try the Chip Clip Trick

This might sound odd, but if you apply a chip clip to the pressure point between your thumb and index finger, you might be able to stop the pain. 

It might take some trial and error, but using these strategies can help you get rid of your migraine and get back to your life..

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tempe Ariz.

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