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Other options for migraine relief

Alternative treatments

Many people find that alternative therapies such as acupuncture and biofeedback can be useful in reducing or coping with migraine pain. Other people learn to manage their perception of pain through a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy. (vi)

There is some evidence that natural remedies such as vitamins and herbal supplements may provide migraine relief for some people. For example, riboflavin, magnesium and Coenzyme Q10 are vitamin supplements that are commonly recommended for migraine sufferers, and feverfew and butterbur are often cited as herbal remedies. (vii)

However, always check with your doctor before trying home remedies for migraines, as some are not suitable for people with other health conditions or may interact with other medications you’re taking.

Lifestyle management

There are a number of lifestyle tweaks you can try to help prevent migraine attacks and better manage the pain when it comes.

For example, many people find that exercising regularly and maintaining a consistent eating and sleeping routine helps cut their risk of migraines. Stay hydrated and try relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and yoga if stress is an issue. Many people also keep a migraine diary to help identify potential triggers and track how effective their treatment is.

Once a migraine strikes, try to find somewhere dark and quiet where you can rest or even nap. Try using an eye mask or ear plugs if you’re struggling to shut out light and sound. Many people find it soothing to place an ice pack or cool towel on their forehead or neck. (viii)

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