Three Alternative Migraine Treatments To Explore

If you have been suffering from migraines and the prescription medications your doctor recommends are not helping, perhaps it's time to look elsewhere. Many patients experience relief from so-called "alternative" remedies that rely on natural herbs and a more holistic approach to healing. Here are three alternative migraine treatments that are worth trying.

Cannabinoid Oil

Also known as CBD oil, this preparation is extracted from the hemp plant. It's not legal in every state in the U.S. yet as most consider it to be a marijuana product, but if it has been legalized in your state, it's definitely worth a try. You can find CBD oil in most health food stores, and it may also be sold in medical marijuana dispensaries in your area. The thing is, this oil won't get you "high." But it does have medicinal properties, and many patients find it helpful for reducing the severity and frequency of their migraines.

There are a few ways to use cannabinoid oil to treat your migraines. You can take it orally once or twice a day, as recommended on the label. Or, when you feel a migraine coming on, you can rub a little into each of your temples. It should stop the migraine in its tracks.

Chiropractic Care

For some patients, migraines are related to misalignment's in the spine. If your spine is  out of place, it may be making your neck stiff, and stiffness in the neck muscles are thought to be a trigger for migraines. Even if you do not have back pain, you may benefit from seeing a chiropractor for treatment of your migraines.

Chiropractic care is a natural, holistic treatment that's safe to combine with either CBD oil treatments or your prescription medications. Your chiropractor may also recommend some neck massage techniques and stretches for you to do when your neck feels stiff or you think a migraine may be coming on.


Feverfew is an herb that's related to daisies and grows throughout Europe and North America. It is said to help prevent migraines when taken orally on a regular basis. You can likely find freeze dried feverfew capsules at your local health food store or drugstore; follow the directions on the label to take them. Another option is to grow your own feverfew plants and make a tea from the fresh leaves. Pour boiling water over a few feverfew leaves, let the mixture steep for about 10 minutes, and then drink it to prevent an oncoming migraines.