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Alternative Treatments for Migraine

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Migraine:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Migraine may include:

  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B2
  • Butterbur (type of ragweed)
  • Ice pack
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Vitamin B6
  • Feverfew
  • Avoid artificial sweetener that contains aspartame
  • Avoid monosodium glutamate-containing foods
  • Aloe
  • High-fiber, low-fat diet
  • Hydration
  • Meditation
  • Visualization therapy
  • Breathing exercises
  • Energy healing
  • Riboflavin
  • Avoid tyramine containing foods (e.g. chocolate, beer, cheese, nuts, bananas)
  • Complex carbohydrates
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Caffeine
  • Ginger
  • Petadolex
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Rosemary tea
  • Black tea with cloves
  • Warm shower
  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Avoid cologne
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Avoid excessive sleep
  • Eat regular meals
  • Proper posture
  • Avoid excessive noise
  • Avoid gum chewing
  • Avoid nitrites
  • Avoid chocolate
  • Limit alcohol
  • Eat very cold substances slowly
  • Scalp and face calisthenics
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid second hand smoke
  • Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Breathing exercise
  • Aloe vera gel (for consumption)
  • Cumin and coriander tea
  • Brahmi ghee through the nasal route (nasya)
  • Sweet fruit
  • Scalp and foot massage
  • Wear a hat to avoid sun overexposure
  • Yoga
  • Bryonia homeopathic remedy
  • Nux vomica homeopathic remedy
  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Antimonium crudum homeopathic remedy
  • Gelsemium homeopathic remedy
  • Pulsatilla homeopathic remedy
  • Iris versicolor homeopathic remedy
  • Cinchona homeopathic remedy
  • Eupatorium homeopathic remedy
  • Tiger balm on temples
  • Lavender oil on temples
  • Hot water with ginger powder
  • Laughter
  • Tai Chi
  • Avoid sodium
  • Green tea with ginger and sugar
  • Mung bean and rice soup
  • Qigong
  • Oral pain reliever
  • Ice or cold pack
  • Rest
  • Warm, damp washcloth over eyes/forehead or painful area
  • Investigate whether your schedule is too hectic
  • Do not skip meals
  • Investigate a cause and effect cycle of headaches-keep a diary
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Niacin
  • Butterbur
  • Raisins

Unlabelled Alternative Drug Treatments

These alternative drug therapies have been listed by various sources as possible alternative treatments for Migraine:

Alternative Preventions for Migraine

Some of the measures that have been mentioned as possibly preventative for Migraine may include those below.

Note that some of these claims of prevention may not be correct, and may not prevent Migraine.

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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