Home remedies to ease migraine pain

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Monday, March 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- When migraines and headaches strike, you might not need to reach for medication.

Some home remedies can help, too.

Ice packs and cold compresses can reduce the throbbing pain.

A little caffeine can provide mild relief, but be careful - too much can lead to more headaches.

Essential oils like lavender - applied directly, or in an infuser - can also lessen pain.

High-magnesium foods like whole grains and dark green veggies, and those high in Vitamin B-2 can help ward off migraines.

And aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night.

More, or less, can trigger headaches.