How piercings can help migraine sufferers

Author: Admin   Date Posted:1 October 2019 

Migraine sufferers will know the struggle of the never-ending search for pain relief. There's so much information out there that it's difficult to know where to look and which options will work best for you. If you've tried all the typical pain treatments - medication, massage, and so on - you may want to consider this unconventional option: daith piercings. Daith piercings look beautiful, with many jewellery options available, while also boasting the added benefit of possible pain relief.

How can a daith piercing help migraine sufferers?

Many migraine sufferers will know about acupuncture and acupressure treatments. You may have tried putting pressure on certain parts of your body to relieve pain, such as the space between your index finger and left thumb. While pressure point activation doesn't work for all migraine and headache sufferers, it does provide significant relief for many.

A daith piercing as a migraine treatment follows this concept. Your ear's innermost cartilage fold is a hotspot for acupuncture treatments. Essentially, the daith piercing is a semi-permanent form of acupuncture that consistently stimulates this important pressure point.

How effective are daith piercings for migraine treatment?

If you've ever used acupuncture to treat your migraines, and have found some relief, a daith piercing is definitely worth a try. Many people who have had success with acupuncture in the past have also experienced significant relief after having their daith area pierced. While there have been limited scientific studies done on the topic of daith piercing, there is a great deal of anecdotal evidence boasting the treatment's benefits. This Frontiers in Neurology article details one man's experience with a daith piercing reducing his migraine attacks significantly.

How is a daith piercing done?

For your daith piercing, you will need to seek out an experienced piercer - the daith area is made from tough cartilage. A professional piercer will inform you of the correct aftercare procedures, which can differ from more conventional piercings. Because the daith area may be difficult to reach, your piercer may ask you to turn your head away from them or lay down. Once the area has been pierced with a special needle, used specifically for daith piercings, the piercer will insert your jewellery. Once the initial piece of jewellery is inserted, you have the option to change the ring or bar to suit your personal tastes.


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