Migraine Home Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't

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There's no cure for migraines but can a few home remedies ease the pain? Let's get to the truth about what works and what doesn't.

Is there a magic food that stops a migraine? No, but there are some things you can eat to help. One study recommends taking 600 milligrams of magnesium a day to prevent migraines. That's about seven to eight ounces of dry roasted almonds or try spinach or cashews because they're also high in magnesium. Also, pine bark when taken with vitamin C and E may help reduce the number of migraines you get.

Does acupuncture do the trick? Sometimes. Studies show acupuncture can reduce migraine frequency, but it doesn't work on everyone. Some folks have tried to take the concept to the next level by piercing a stud into the ear's inner cartilage fold. It's called daith piercing. There's no evidence to support it works, but it may add to your look.

How about standing on your head? No, skip this one, please. Your body position may affect how intense your migraine feels and upside down might not jive. But experts do agree that adding yoga to your routine is an excellent choice. Yoga keeps muscles loose, decreases tension, and builds balance which can reduce migraine severity and frequency.

The truth is, there's a lot you can try to make your migraine less of a headache if you're willing to think outside the box. [MUSIC PLAYING]