1) One of the causes of migraines is the rush of blood to the head, so
constricting the blood vessels to slow down that rush can often lead to
relief. As anyone who remembers elementary science class knows, heat expands
and cold contracts. Therefore, applying cold compresses to your migraine
headaches and/or back of the neck is a good starting point.
2) In keeping with the same
concept as the above, try dipping your fingertips into ice cold water
and massaging your temples and neck, possibly relieving
your migraine headaches. This method combines the attempt to constrict
blood vessels with the soothing relief of a massage, and is much
better for those people who just can’t stand to have a wet cloth
weighing down on their forehead.
3) Some migraines are triggered
by stress, in particular the building up of anger. Believe it or not,
but one method of relieving your migraine
very quickly is simply to watch something funny. Don’t make the mistake
of going to a movie or a comedy club, however. The key here is relaxation.
Find a place where you can relax by yourself and cool down while
4) Aerobic exercise is another terrific method of instantly relieving
your migraine headaches. In addition to taking your mind off the migraine,
the exercise gets the blood flowing throughout the body, helping to constrict
5) Maybe the most enjoyable
method of attaining relief quickly from migraine headaches—and if you choose this method you may not necessarily want
to think of terms of quick release—is by engaging in sexual activity.
Some research has concluded that migraines are especially difficult to
get rid of because the pain is so intense that sufferers can’t think
of anything else. Sex is a great way to get your mind off your suffering.
Indeed, instead of the migraine headaches as an excuse not to have
sex, think of a migraine as the perfect excuse to have sex.
6) Turn out the lights, pull shades and close the curtains. Turn off and
otherwise eliminate all noise. Lay down comfortably, whether that means
flat on your back with no pillow or on your side with two pillows. Simply
relaxing in a dark, quiet room is often enough to quickly alleviate your
7) Intake caffeine. While caffeine
can trigger a migraine, it can also be used to relieve it. Generally
speaking, caffeine as a relief method
for migraine headaches, works best for those whose migraines are,
indeed, not caused by caffeine. Keep a journal to determine what seems
to be causing
your migraine headaches and if you’re sure that it isn’t caffeine,
then at the first sign of a migraine headache, try drinking coffee,
tea or a soda high in caffeine.
8) Take a course in biofeedback and engage in this highly recommended
manner of migraine management.
9) Move to a different environment. Smells, noise and even colors may
have triggered your migraine headaches. You may actually be able to get
rid of the pain simply by moving away from the trigger that caused the
10) This one is pretty radical and may not even be considered by many
of you, but if your head is pounding hard enough and you reach the point
where you are willing to try anything, then this is the method for you.
One way to get rid of the migraine headaches is by soaking in a cool water