Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies for Migraines

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by AEM (San Diego, CA) on 05/30/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dawn (Kalamazoo, MI) on 06/19/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Abigail (Orlando, FL) on 01/13/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Doreen (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/26/2007
1 out of 5 stars

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.

Vitamin B and Magnesium
Posted by Chris (San Antonio, Texax) on 07/31/2007
5 out of 5 stars

My wife had suffered from debilitating migraines for years. The various presciptions the doctors prescribed did not work and had significant side effects. Finally, I did a ton of research and found that migraines are caused by a deficiency of Vitamin B and Magnesium. Since then, a good B-complex vitamin and magnesium supplement a day keeps the migraines away. They start up if she misses more than a day. Also, before she started this supplement, she ended up in the ER again with a massive migraine--I convinced and strong armed the doctor to administer IV magnesium (it couldn't hurt). Amazingly, her migraine was gone in 10 to 20 minutes. He had never seen this--my wife was amazed--she didn't know what the doctors did and didn't believe me until the doctor confirmed. Since then, she is very careful about taking her B-complex and magnesium supplements.

Posted by Beverly (Willsboro, New York) on 08/23/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have started taking garlic tablets EVERY DAY Because in the past I have had over the period of 2 yrs flashing bright lights, like lightening) in front of my eyes. Even when I put my head under a pillow I still saw them, and it was very scarey. I went to a nuerologist and had a cat scan of my brain, his conclusion was' he said I have the side effects of a migraine with out the headaches. Well, since taking one garlic tablet every day, I am very excited to say, that I have had NO problems for about 4 years. So of course I told the Doctor. He didn't say much,I guess he was skeptic.

Stop Drinking Tea
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn.) on 11/15/2007
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To Lisa from St. Clair Shores, Michigan (ll/14/07)' Were you perhaps using Nutrisweet (aspartame) to sweeten all that green tea you were drinking? If so, it was more likely that aspartame was causing your headaches - it is notarious for causing headaches and many other problems. Honey or stevia is a much safer sweetener.

Stop Drinking Tea
Posted by Lisa (St. Clair Shores, Michigan) on 11/14/2007
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Just wanted to let people know if you have terrible migraines, consider your diet. I started a journal and realized I was drinking about 6-8 cups of green or white tea daily for the health benefits; when I stopped drinking it, my migraines disappeared instantly. I had suffered terribly with migraines 1-3 weekly for about 10 years! Hope this can help someone. Please share with anyone who gets a migraine.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Tammy (Roseburg, Oregon) on 01/11/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I avoid anything with coconut oil in it! It gives me terrible migraine headaches. My whole family runs this allergic reaction. Now, I don't know if it's "virgin" - it's the C.O. you see in lots of products (candy, esp.) A small amount can set me back for a day; more has caused me a visit to the ER! I did not run across anyone else who said they had the same reaction, but my dad, aunts, cousins, etc. all are allergic to C.O.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Sandy (Bangalore, India) on 11/29/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Dear Earthclinic, Thank you for putting up such a fabulously informative site. I am a daily visitor. After reading some virtues of coconut oil on your site, I decided to drink it daily for weight loss. Well, I began to notice that if I had a couple of teaspoons coconut oil in the morning with my breakfast, then I didnt get acidity the entire day. Also, I didnt get migraines that day. I am quite susceptible to migraines close to my periods. So during those days, I have a couple of teaspoonfuls twice/thrice a day, and dont get migraines that day. In fact, I now carry a small bottle of coconut oil in my purse, and drink some of it if I start feeling a migraine coming on, or if I start feeling nauseous(sign of acidity)--after drinking the oil I burp (because of acid base neutalization and subsequent gas release, I guess), and my acidity/migraine goes off.If I am home, I may drink the coconut oil with some cold milk--helps immensely. If I am out, I drink the coconut oil by itself, and just drink some water on top of it to take the oil taste off my mouth. Ever since I started taking coconut oil (thanks to earthclinic), I have been free of migraines and acidity nausea. My facial skin had open pores previously--the pores have closed now (!!) since drinking coconut oil and skin looks moisturized. Thanks again.

Cumin Seeds
Posted by Abeer (Karachi, Pakistan) on 12/26/2007
5 out of 5 stars

me and my mother both suffer from severe migrane pains. we both use to take regular medicine to avoid it. then we heard of black seeds. the trick is to chew the seeds raw and then drinking water on it. i and my mother both have been using it, i get instant relief in 10 minutes, my mother was also getting quick relief but now again shes suffering from severe eye migraines. the doctors say that its not curable.. i m really worried. i wish i could find some way of helping her. please inform me of any one has any info or anything to help me find a viable cure for her. thanks.

EC: We wrote Abeer, asking for more details.

Avoid Soy
Posted by Darryl (Cato, New York) on 01/29/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have no remedy except to stay away from soy. It causes me to have migraines.It is so hard to find food that doesn't have it in it.

Ocular Migraine Remedies
Posted by Sergio (Lake Worth, FL) on 02/03/2008
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I have oocular migraines which is migraines on the eyes. It contributes blindspots on the eyes or shattered glass vission and terrible headaches. But ever since I got a pubscription for contacts ,my migraines just randomly dissapeared .It been 5 months that i lived without any symthons.

Find Your Trigger
Posted by Amith (Durban, South Africa) on 02/11/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I thinks it's silly telling people not eat certain foods. For each individual Migraine Attacks are different.

Here are the common TRIGGERS:

Foods and food additives - Alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, artificial sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin), monosodium glutamate (MSG), citrus fruits, meats with nitrites, salt

Foods containing tyramines - Aged cheese, yogurt, sour cream, chicken livers, sausages, bananas, avocados, canned figs, raisins, peanuts, soy sauce, pickled fish, freshly baked breads, pork, vinegars, beans

Family history


Too much or too little sleep

Medications - Vasodilators (drugs that make blood vessels widen), oral contraceptives (birth control pills)


Exposure to bright or fluorescent lighting

Strong odors - Perfumes, colognes, petroleum-based products

Hormonal changes -

Menstruation (common association), pregnancy, ovulation

Head trauma

Weather changes

Metabolic or infectious diseases

Physical exertion or fatigue

Motion sickness

Cold stimulus (eating ice cream)

YOU need to find your TRIGGER. Food is not mine but avoid MSG at all costs, Migraine or not. It's amazing how this screws up your body, yet it's everywhere.

I suffer from Sever Aura-Migraines, the worst kind. I figured out after 12 years it was a lack of sleep. Somehow my body requires at least 8 hours of sleep. If I get less sleep, I have to exercise much more than normal to avoid an attack.

The main problem is finding YOUR TRIGGER. I've never taken any pills for the headaches, But I'm very keen on trying some of the remedies here if I get an attack.

THE GOOD NEWS is the you won't suffer after 50. Migraines go away after 50 according to doctors.
Cool only 22 more years to go.I'm not sure I believe this unless I've heard it from a sufferer. Anyone care to add to this theory?

Posted by Sarah (New Baltimore, Michigan) on 02/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

My mother suffers from severe migraines. ... I looked to the Internet for help. I found that green or red grapes often help with migraines and since we had some in the refrigerator I decided to give them to my mother. She ate them and within thirty minutes her migraine was cured, with a tiny headache left.