Daith piercings have recently grown in popularity as a potential treatment for migraines.
This type of body piercing involves the piercing of the innermost cartilage fold of the ear. In an attempt to replicate acupuncture, the daith piercing is applied to the same part of the ear where an acupuncture needle is inserted.
Practitioners believe people with migraines will experience fewer symptoms after a daith piercing. Some of those who have had the daith piercing claim that it has reduced the occurrence and impact of their migraines.
Daith piercings for migraines have grown in popularity. More people are being drawn to the daith for its potential to reduce migraine severity and frequency.
According to anecdotal research, some people have experienced relief from migraine pain after getting a daith piercing, but it’s unclear whether the relief is the result of a placebo effect or a more real medical effect from the compression of a pressure point in the ear, as with acupuncture treatments.
If you’re thinking about getting a daith piercing, the risks are the same as any other cartilage piercing, which is to say it’s generally safe. So you just need to follow good hygiene practices to keep the piercing healthy and pain-free.
It’s a highly visible piercing that you can wear with high amounts of variety each and every day if you choose.
If you’re in for having a beautiful piece of ear jewelry for the long run and enjoy the way it looks, then go ahead and try getting a daith piercing for your migraines. If it doesn’t help your symptoms, at least you’ll still end up getting something awesome regardless.
For after care I would always recommend making up your own saline solution consisting of 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt into a mug of boiling water, then allow it to cool down to bath temperature (to avoid scalding).
Next, make a pad out of kitchen roll, dip it into the solution and hold it on/around the fresh piercing for 30 seconds to 1 minute (soaking and loosening the crust around). Then proceed to get some cotton buds, dip them into the saline solution and clean gently around the area (careful not to aggravate).
Lastly, get some more dry cotton buds and thoroughly dry the area. This is because moisture helps bacteria to reproduce and build up in the area.
Tips and tricks
Wet hair and head towels should be kept off the piercing as they trap moisture in the area.
Chamomile tea is good for moisture bumps.
Do not play or fiddle with any fresh piercing as you could potentially push bacteria.
''Go see Jordan and Ross, great service when had my daith pierced for my headaches. Headaches totally gone now. Great for fibromyalgia sufferers too. Go try them glad i did.'' -Michael Wilkinson