Whether you want to avoid medications, or haven’t found success with conventional medicine, natural migraine remedies offer an opportunity to control and prevent your migraines. According to Migraine.com readers, over 50% have tried a natural migraine treatment to relieve or prevent their migraines. We’ve rounded up 30 of our favorite natural migraine treatments for you to try. These include:

  • At-home remedies
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Essential oils
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Chiropractic
  • Herbs
  • Vitamins and supplements

As always, talk to your doctor before using any of these therapies.

What at-home methods work for natural migraine relief?

Your first stop for migraine relief should be at home. What can you do now?

  • Check your diet
  • Try ice packs
  • Stay hydrated
  • Look into your birth control or other medications
  • Reduce stress
  • Exercise
  • Improve your posture

Diet, first

First, check your diet. Keeping a migraine tracker is essential for rooting out migraine triggers that could be causing your pain. Common migraine triggers include foods that contain:

  • Sugar
  • Preservatives
  • Artificial flavoring
  • Alcohol
  • Aspartame
  • Sulfites
  • Nitrites

Or, your migraines may be related to gluten. Dr. Axe explains how a gluten sensitivity could lead to headaches or migraines. By finding these migraine triggers and then eliminating them from your diet, you can help prevent migraines before they start. While tracking your migraine triggers and aiming for a great migraine diet may seem too easy, many find that they can reduce the number of headaches they get each month just by using this tip.

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What else? 

If you suffer from migraines, you’ve heard it before, but seriously stay hydrated. Alexander Mauskop, MD, recommends his patients drink a few glasses of water right when they feel a migraine coming on. Even better? Sometimes that trick can actually stop the migraine in its tracks.

Next, look into your birth control or other medications. The hormones in birth control can lead to headaches and migraines, and other hormonal fluctuations related to menstruation can too. Our post on the topic covers how you can prevent these menstrual migraines and treat them when they do occur. Finally, if you’re suffering from multiple migraines a month, talk to your doctor if you’re taking any med