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- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acupressure, Garlic, Peppermint Tea
- Alka Seltzer
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- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda and Sea Salt
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Dark Chocolate
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Raw Honey
- Avoid Msg!
- Avoid Soy
- B Complex
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- Blackstrap Molasses
- Breathe Into a Brown Paper Bag
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- Coenzyme Q10
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- Coffee With a Few Drops of Lemon
- Coffee, Warm Feet, Cool Head, Gingko Biloba
- Cold Showers Cure Headaches
- Contacts Cured Ocular Migraines
- Cooling Down the Brain Stem
- Coq10 and Natto
- Cumin Seeds
- Dave Thomas Protocol
- Dave's Remedies
- Dietary and Lifestyle Changes
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- DMSO and Hydrogen Peroxide
- Egg Whites
- Fenugreek, Thyme
- Feverfew and Butterbur
- Find Your Trigger
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- Homeopathic Remedies
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- Lavender Oil
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- Lime With Salt
- Magnesium Supplements
- Magnesium, Calcium, Omega 3
- Magnetic Pillow Case
- Marjoram Tea
- Menthol-Camphor Ointment
- Migraine Triggers: Food
- Migraines and Herpes Virus
- Misc Remedies for Migraines
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Ozonated Water
- Paper Bag Technique
- Peppermint Oil
- Progesterone Cream
- Raw Cabbage, Crystallized Ginger
- Red Wine Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Remedies Needed
- Remedies to Prevent Migraines
- Salt and Water, Acupressure
- Sinus Buster
- Stop Drinking Tea
- Swedish Bitters, Digestive Complex, Vitamin B12
- Trigger Point Massage
- Vitamin B and Magnesium
- Washing Your Feet
- White Noise
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Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for Migraines
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Tablespoon
- Honey - 1 Tablespoon
- Filtered Water - Large Glass
To counteract an impending or existing migraine, mix one tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and honey in a tall glass of water and drink. This tonic can be taken each day to prevent recurring migraines, but for many people it is best only to take it when aura or other migraine symptoms first arise.
[YEA] 04/13/2009: Rosan from Kalispell, MT: "My mom has been suffering with migraines for over 70 years. Many times a couple times per week. Horrible pain that lasts for several hours. Had been to the doctors many times with very little relief. Since finding this site I have been giving her 8 ounces of water mixed with two tablesoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar everytime she starts to get a migraine. It has reduced the severity of the headaches by about 85%. Mom is very grateful to this site. I don't think it would be good for her to drink this everyday, so I only give it to her when she is starting to get a migraine."Replies
04/13/2009: Candy from Fort Madison, IA replies: "I THINK YOUR MOTHER WOULD GET EVEN BETTER RELIEF FOR HER HEADACHES IF SHE WERE TO GET A GOOD TRANSDERMAL FORM OF MAGNESIUM. THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD ONES OUT THERE, AND ALL SHE HAS TO DO IS SOAK HER FEET IN IT FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES IN THE EVENING. IF YOU DO A GOOGLE SEARCH ON IT, YOU WILL FIND LOTS OF GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT IT. HOPE THIS HELPS."
[YEA] 04/03/2009: Kim from North, Florida: "One month ago, I came across this site in search of help for my chronic headaches and migraines. Over the Counter meds didn't seem to touch my pain and while my prescription meds did help take the migraines away... it didn't help with the daily headaches. I was so tired of having headaches. I just wanted to make it one day without the pain of my head pounding! After reading the feedback of others, I thought I had nothing to lose by trying APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. So I did.... and IT WORKED! I couldn't believe it. I have been taking 1 ACV tab 2 times a day. I have not had a migraine since (I was having 3 or 4 a month) and although I have had a few "regular" headaches, it's nothing like before. Not only has ACV helped my headaches, it has also help with my allergies. ACV may not work for everyone, but I am so thankful that it worked for me!"Replies
[YEA] 12/06/2012: Liz from San Francisco, Ca replies: "Thank you all so much for posting this info about ACV for migraines. One day a couple months ago I was hit hard with a very painful one with sinus issues too. Desparate because pain relievers didn't work, I thought, "well, one more google search. " I read your page, and following someone's story I: drank ACV water, started to feel better. Earlier I could barely walk. Then put some ACV in hot water and "steamed" my face over it for a few minutes, took an epsom salt bath, and felt almost normal after word. Took another "shot" of ACV water and I was good to go! What a relief! Now I drink a generous splash of ACV in water a couple times per day and haven't had a headache or migraine since I started doing that. Seriously, not making this up. Really grateful."
[YEA] 10/05/2008: Miriam from Racine, USA: "I just though I would let your readers know that I just started the ACV remedy daily regiment to prevent migraines as I am weaning off my daily meds (that were causing hearing loss after 5 years on them!!). So far so good! I will say that w/o the honey, I couldn't pallette the taste, so I mixed it with La Croix (but any brand UNSWEETENED) Lime water. It is carbonated and tastes slightly sweet even though it has no artificial sweetners (a must for any migraine folks). For some reason it really cuts the "yuck" factor considerably!
Just a tip! Saved me and now I am working the cure!"
03/21/2009: Anca from Nashville, TN replies: "I have migraines quite often. I've been reading all the testimonials regarding apple cider vinegar. The thing is I'm not quite sure what to mix it with; some use water, lime juice and many other things. I am interested in the "daily" regimen to see if it can prevent them also. How much should I use and mixed with what? Thanks."
[YEA] 09/08/2008: Giulietta from Gandia, Spain: "Apple cider vinegar cured my migraine. I woke up at 4 in the morning with a very strong migraine and headache, drank a desertspoonful of ACV with water, and walked around outside and 5/10 minutes later it was gone. I went back to sleep and woke up perfectly healthy later and stayed fine all day. What a brilliant remedy, what a brilliant site - thanks for sharing the knowledge. I wrote about lettuce but it doesn't compare with ACV because eating lettuce only prevents it -- doesn't cure like ACV does."
[YEA] 06/06/2008: Jaimi from Orlando, FL: "WOW! I have come to love the wonderful product of ACV. I have had severe allergies and sinus problems since I could walk. Chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsilitis (they have lonce since been removed), rhinitis, etc... I have always taken prescription medication. However I am 8 mos pregnant and have not been able to take anything but over the counter Tylenol products. For the past 3 days I have been down and out with a severe sinus migraine, congestion and pressure. Nothing worked and I am sleep deprived! Adding these symptoms to 8mos of pregnancy spells MISERY for sure. I was desperate so I hopped online and what do you know? I found the same product that cured my husband of his pesky wart will also clear my sinuses. I only wished I found this info sooner! I took 1 tbsp of ACV with 8oz of water and downed. Then I made a mixture and put it in my veggie steamer (ACV is also a great residue cleaner) and sat over it for about 5mins. Everything started to clear up within the hour. I then rinsed with saline solution and I can breathe out of both nostrils! My headache is almost gone and the pressure almost nil! Oh and by the way the ACV steam bath is great for oily skin. I noticed a difference immediately after the face bath. I was then curious to see if this was a known rememdy for acne/skin problems and sure enough it is!!! In fact, Earth Clinic was the first hit.
I am amazed that such a simple, inexpensive product can do so much. Thank you dearly for this site."
[YEA] 01/13/2008: Abigail from Orlando, FL: "ACV treated my sinus infection! I came across this website looking for a treatment for my recurrent sinus infections that no antibiotics ever took care of, and based on all the reviews I tried the ACV treatment. It worked in ONE DAY!! I can't believe it, because I am a doctor, and am a little wary of home remedies. I did the 2 tbsp in 8 oz of water, and in one day I didn't have as much sinus pressure, and by the second day the constant drainage from the infection had stopped, and my migraines which I have had on and off for years also have not returned. In addition, my bad breath from the infection is gone, and I don't have to constantly be chewing gum anymore! I definitely will be doing this treatment everyday for a very long time, and I've found if you eat just a little bit of bread or crackers with the ACV you don't get heartburn. To anyone who's suffering from a sinus infection, just try this, it doesn't cost you much money at all, and if you've suffered from sinus infections as much as I have, you owe it to yourself to give this a shot!!! Best wishes to all!"Replies
[YEA] 01/25/2011: Migraineur from Vallejo, Ca replies: "I am 49 and have been having migraines for 23 yrs. I recently spoke to a neurologist who told me to take a large dose NSAID I.E. Ibuprophen, relafen, etc. And drink a real Coca Cola (Coke) not a knock off or Pepsi. I prefer Mexican Coke because it has real sugar in it not high fructose corn syrup. It really works! The doc explained that the carbonation speeds the NSAID into the system and the caffeine in the Coke helps, too. He did not advise diet Coke because it has been known to trigger migraines.
Good luck and feel better!"
01/26/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Sorry but this treatment doesn't sound right to me..... Drinking Coca cola and taking pills..... I used to have a lot of migraines and discovered that in my case they came from hormonal changes during my periods. After many years of taking all kinds of medication which hardly helped I started taking an anticonception pill (not the best solution either, I know... But better than the pain and all the pills)called Cerazette and I hardly have a headache anymore. The thing with this pill is that you don't stop taking it for one week so the hormones stay always the same and my period also ceased. Now I am in the menopause (53) so I stopped taking it. It has only been a few weeks but for the time being I feel ok."
01/26/2011: Janie from Central, Ky replies: "I would love to find a solution that really works for my monthly migraines. Is that pill available is US? It's been over 10 years since I tried birth control pills and I didn't have good experience with them before."
[NAY] 08/26/2007: Doreen from Atlanta, Ga: "I am laying here feeling like I'm going to die with yet another migraine. I found your website last evening when it started and asked my husband to get me some Apple Cider Vinegar because of all the success others have had mixing it in water with honey. I wish I could say it helped me but it didnt even touch my migraine, Ive tried it twice, please help me to find another cure, Im laying here with two Vicodins in me, yes my migraine is numb but its still there haunting me and I know itll be back after they wear off. Please help."Replies
12/03/2009: E Orlando from Seymour, Ct replies: "Try taking acv every day in a glass of water or whatever you prefer. Stop thinking about it (the headache) and you will be pleasantly surprized . It helps a myriad of conditions!"
06/13/2011: Sam from Toronto, On replies: "Do not take it with Honey. Take ACV alone."
09/04/2011: Trulyjen from Tucson, Az replies: "Make sure you are using the REAL Apple Cider Vinegar. Some are flavored and are not the real thing. Best to use [organic] brand to be sure it's real."
03/08/2012: Kay from Destin, Fl replies: "Possibly your migrane is mechanical, not chemical; maybe neck misalignment or shoulder stress causing nerves/muscles to be pinched? (I get this from bad 'computer posture' I. E. rounded back, crook neck; and when slouching during studying, driving, bench work, cooking all day). In this case, I use a firm, thick travel pillow (in the shape of a "C"), or lay down on my back with a rolled up towel under my neck, to straighten then neck, then the headaches eventually disappear; adding a heating pad or hot shoulder drape to the area works much faster as it helps release muscles that get agitated and contracted due to the nerve stress. The heating pad with moisture cloth, or the shoulder drapes made with buckseeds or rice (for microwaving) are exceptional since they produce moist heat which penetrates the muscles more quickly and thouroughly. A magnesium supplement will also help the muscles relax/decompress."
04/11/2012: Brandy from Sedona, Az, Usa replies: "Migraine sufferers : I tried a mix of dandelion greens juice the d greens are the base, with carrot and ginger to taste. The d greens , most cities you have to go to a health food store to find and they will mix it for you. I was suffering from migraines and cluster headaches and sinusitis. My naturopathic Dr.told me about this after I drank a 4 oz small glass my migraine was gone, sometimes it would return in a few hours, drink another glass. Migraines are from toxins a lot of time especially when we ( I ) use med, drugs to get rid of them just makes it worse. Especially when you are getting the every other day. The green drink is basically alkalizing you. As opposed to your body being too acidic. Some people are allergic to dandelion greens. I noticed when I did this I also started detoxing, my ears peeled, I had fungus ( not visible ) but itchy behind ears, my mouth came up with this crud. I asked my Dr he said just that Crud, toxins. I drink a glass every day now- no Migraines. I was hospitalized for these such was the pain. You can play with the juice after headaches are gone add fruit to your greens etc. To make it not taste too bad.
It really isn't I believe in Apple Cider Vinegar but this worked better for me. Not expensive. And the relief is instant right after you ingest- no more than ten minutes or sooner. I would have migraine for a week, had to lie in room with dark glasses, no sound or light. Good luck- Read about alkaline and acid. Buy the cheap litmus paper in Drugstore and pee on them to see your range. Good way to tell if your body is too acid, if it is this will work.
Also raises your metabolic rate and brings your temp to normal if below, being alkaline! Brandy"
[YEA] 08/04/2007: Ginnie from Jeffersonville, Indiana: "I was having problems with acid reflux, migraines, and yeast infections. For over a year now I have been taking 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar right before bed and I have not had problems since. The doctor was going to put me on medicine for my acid reflux, and since I started taking the acv, the medication is not needed."Replies
12/15/2012: David from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "I've been suffering with migraines for 50 years. The solution for me and many others I've gotten onto this is simple: The herb feverfew. It is a natural dialator. I had used B3 for years but feverfew does not have the flush issue.
Take two tablets of feverfew every day until migraines subside, then every other day. If you are under lots of pressure (job, family etc) make sure you take two daily.
Feverfew works if the sufferer has "classic" migraine; light halo, light sensitivity leading to blurred vision and usually nausea.
This is to be taken as a preventative not as a pill to be taken when the migraine is upon you."
[YEA] 06/19/2007: Dawn from Kalamazoo, MI: "I tried the ACV cure for migranes 30 minutes ago. It worked, and best of all, I'm not muddle headed like I am with the prescription my doctor gave me."
[YEA] 06/19/2007: Joanne from Tallahassee, Florida: "I have now tried this twice (the apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp and honey, 2 tsp in a glass of water) for migraines and both times within 20 minutes the migraine was gone to my amazement. I will continue using it because nothing else from doctors or OTC has worked"
[YEA] 05/30/2007: AEM from San Diego, CA: "I have chronic sinusitis and severe migraines and one morning I woke up with an incredible headache. Driving, walking, talking, etc all made it worse and add the nausea...I looked at the site and made a concotion of water, 1 tsp of organic ACV and 1 tsp of honey. It wasn't the best tasting but I gulped it down and voila, pain has dissipated greatly. Thanks!!!"
[YEA] 05/22/2007: Courtney from Northglenn , Colorado, USA: "Thank you all sooo much!! I have had a migrane for four days now. I have had them since I can remember. I just tried the ACV and Honey in a whole glass of water and its been about 10 minutes and the migrane is gone!! I would recomend this treatment to any one already. Nothing else has EVER worked for me!!"
[YEA] 04/12/2007: David from St. Cloud, MN: "Apple Cider Vinegar is AMAZING!! My entire life I was dealing with very painful and sometimes severe migraines and headaches. I tried almost every drug to get rid of the painful symptoms. Some of the drugs did help slightly but not always. My neighbor is a homeopathic doctor and listed all of the benefits of this "natural miracle" I ... started to take a couple of TBSP every morning. Every since I have been taking ACV I have not had a headache or migraine since. Apple Cider Vinegar will stay with me my entire life!"
[YEA] 02/19/2007: Mohamed from Abu Dhabi, UAE: "Apple cider cured my Migraine! I usually use it two times a day and when I feel there might be an onset I would increase to three times or more..and It works. I really want everybody to know this. You don't need to use any other medicine. I have only have been using homeopathy which had not helped a lot but no side effects. My sister who had been getting weekly migraines has the side effects of being deaf on one side of her ear due to side effects of medication.Now she started the Vinegar cure and she says it Works! How we don't know. Thanks for this Site .. let the world know about this!"Replies
10/06/2011: David T from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "I take a lot of ACV but it never helped my migranes. I have the classic ones; blurred vision, like a halo, then dull pain following along with nausea. The solution that has worked for 25 years: the herb feverfew. I take two tablets every other day. Feverfew is a natural dilator. My theory is that a large percent of migrane sufferers are genetically predisposed to depletion of their 'B" vitamins when under stress. The feverfew compensates the loss of B, especially B3. Yes, you can also compensate with B3 but the feverfew is much easier. The flush of B3 is sometimes a problem for some.
I have seen feverfew work dozens of times on long time migrane sufferers. Not all so called migranes, are really migranes. I found feverfew when used on the classic migrane works 90 percent of the time. And remember, you are not taking the feverfew AFTER the migraine hits; you are taking it daily as a preventative."
10/07/2011: Florence from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "I have also found Feverfew exceptional for migraines.
I suffered from migraines before low air pressures, when going in the sun for too long and sometimes could be in bed for two or three days. Once I started taking feverfew on a regular basis the migraines left for ever. I don't need to take it these days, I sometimes get some of the migraine symptoms but not the blinding pain."
[YEA] 02/01/2007: Sukie from Lake Los Angeles, CA: "My boyfriend recently told me about Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with apple juice as a cure for sore throat, colds etc... I remember hearing about ACV in the 70's for weight loss but never knew how to take it. I did some research and found this site and decided to try it. I AM CONVINCED THAT ACV IS A MIRACLE CURE!! Remember the old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Well I thought it can't hurt so I started drinking 2 t. of ACV with 6 oz. apple juice twice a day, 5 days ago. I have increased energy, decreased appetite and for the first time in 10 years I did not get a menstrual migraine with my period this morning. I've been taking Maxalt at least twice a month for years for hormonal migraines and did not need it today. That in and of itself has made me a believer. My boyfriend has also reported increased energy and general overall well being. We will continue to drink ACV daily. Thank you for this great site!"