become dependent on those types of medications, especially since I wasn’t depressed. Unfortunately, none of them worked. I had all kinds of adverse reactions to the drugs, so I stopped taking them altogether.
Daith Piercing: Alternative Remedy
Fast-forward 20 years and here I am, still suffering. Over time, I’ve seen other doctors, and had more tests run, and to this day no one has been able to provide me with a root cause for my migraines, and unfortunately, there aren’t any known cures that will get rid of them.
Since I’ve gotten older, the frequency of my headaches has increased to at least 2-3 per week, making my life extremely miserable. In searching for alternatives to provide me with some relief, I came across a post online stating that there was a piercing I could get that was helping others with their migraines and I became immediately intrigued.
The daith piercing has been recommended for migraine relief because it is the piercing of the innermost cartilage fold of the ear, and by doing so, you will target pressure points on the body’s surface to provide relief just like with acupuncture. While there aren’t any medical studies that prove this to be the cure we all have been wishing for, many migraine sufferers have stated that they have gained immediate relief from getting this piercing done. I did a ton of research on other websites, blogs, vlogs, and just about everywhere I could, and so many people were reporting that this was the help they had been searching for and that it has truly been one of the best decisions they could have ever made.
So, I got up the nerve and went to a local tattoo shop and got my daith pierced on January 27, 2017, and I, too, have been very happy with my decision. Truth be told, I am extremely scared of needles, and I have a very low pain tolerance, but if this temporary pain could cause me a lifetime of freedom, I was all for it!
The procedure was quick, easy, and to the point. My piercer went through the entire process with me from start to finish and she was patient with me because I was so nervous. The healing process was very easy so far; I cleaned it twice a day and left it alone, which is best. After having the piercing for just 30 days, I only had one severe migraine. One as opposed to 3 to 6 is pretty fair in my book.
I am not a medical expert by far, but I can say that at this very moment, I wish I had known about this piercing long ago. I am hopeful that over time, my headaches will continue to diminish and eventually go away altogether. If by chance they don’t, I still have a pretty cool piercing from the experience that I absolutely love!
The daith piercing is done with a straight needle that’s passed directly through the center of the cartilage. The piercing costs between $50-$100 and takes about 10 minutes to complete. As Keisha states, the effectiveness of daith piercings has not been officially studied, so there is no guarantee that the piercing will treat migraines.