Use this acupressure technique: rub the fleshy area between your thumb and first finger of your hand very firmly and rhythmically while sitting quietly with your eyes closed and breathing deeply for 5 to 10 minutes. As you breathe out, ease up on the pressure on your hand and imagine all pain in your head draining out as your breath relaxes.
6. Find a quiet, dark room
Not all of our tips require you see a specialist or take a remedy. If you’re enduring a full-blown attack and have already taken medication, you need to give it time to work. A quiet, dark room helps, as does focusing your mind on something other than the pain. Lie down in a dark room with an ice pack on the back of your neck and on your forehead. Picture yourself lying on a beach in the sun and feel the warmth centered on your hands and head. Continue feeling the warmth soak into your hands and head for 15 minutes.
7. Neck stretches
Tension in this area can trigger a migraine. At the first sign of a migraine, sit up straight in an armless chair. Grab the edge of the chair with your right hand and lean your neck over to the left, trying to place your left ear onto your left shoulder to stretch your neck muscles. Hold for 10 seconds, then repeat on the other side. Moving your hand back on the chair seat stretches muscles in the back of the neck; moving it forward stretches muscles in the front. (To prevent migraines, do these stretches at least once a day.)