Recently a number of migraine sufferers have asked about the Daith piercing and whether it can help with their headaches/migraines. The Daith is a small part of the inner ear cartilage and is very discreet and not obvious, so can suit those not really into piercings with a simple basic piece of jewellery, but there are also some stunning jewellery options if you do want something more fancy! Although not scientifically proven, it is believed to work in the same way as acupuncture and is a pressure point, but we are NOT medical practitioners or acupuncturists, so in no way would say it will definitely work or make any recommendations. What we can offer is a piercing we do anyway, in a clean, safe and hygienic environment.
We have had several customers come in for the piercing in the hope it will stop or at least alleviate their headaches/migraines and some have said the piercing worked, so if we can help, great, but again, we will never promise to cure anything.
It isn’t going to work for everyone and it all depends on what the root cause of the headache is. Lifestyle and diet can obviously affect your body in negative way; such things as Aspartame in your food and drink could possibly be causing the problem. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, found in things like diet Coke and has several side-affects, such as headaches/migraines. Not drinking enough water and being dehydrated, excessive computer use, needing glasses, poor diet, back problems, hormonal imbalance, all of these things can cause headaches.
If you’re not sure about having it done or are worried it will hurt, don’t worry, the piercing is done so quickly with super sharp blades/needles specifically designed for body piercing, so you’ll barely feel a thing. It will be slightly tender afterwards, but nothing extreme. We run through aftercare with customers and are always there for any concerns or advice you may have about your new piercing.
Check out our other piercing related blogs for further information about healing, aftercare etc.