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8 ways to treat migraine headaches without medication

Dec 6, 2018 | Blog

There are many people who are able to treat their headaches without taking some kind of medication. Many individuals in the world simply pop an ibuprofen when they are feeling some kind of pain. It is a viable way to treat a headache and it is something that is often not even thought about. However, some individuals do not like taking medications. They prefer natural methods.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people are not able to deal with even the slightest amount of pain in their lives.
  • When many people feel pain, they are usually very quick to go and take some kind of pill to fix it.
  • Treating migraines can now be done in much more natural ways that ever before.

Here are some natural approaches to consider:

1. Vicks VapoRub. Alison Jacobson, the blogger behind Safety Mom, says that when she has a headache, applying Vicks VapoRub to her temples and forehead is so powerful, it reduces pain and pressure almost immediately.

2. Ice and banana peel compress. This might sound a bit wacky, until you realize ice wrapped in a banana peel is nothing more than a potassium-rich cold compress.

3. Olive oil. A study by the Divisions of Adolescent Medicine in Providence, RI found that olive oil, as well as fish oil, is effective at reducing the frequency, duration and severity of recurrent migraines in adolescents.

4. Lavender oil. Just two drops of lavender in a pot of boiling water can be enough to soothe your throbbing migraine.

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