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.