Applying ice to the head or the back of the neck can help numb away pain linked with migraines. And the chilly sensation may also help get your mind off the throbbing at your temples. In a 2013 study of 50 people with migraines, people who used a frozen neck wrap at the onset of the migraine for 30 minutes tended to say their pain significantly decreased; when they removed it for 30 minutes, they tended to say their pain increased.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.