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Do daith piercings help treat migraines?

Piercing Updated October 26, 2020

There are many claims about Daith piercings and their ability to treat or cure migraines. There is no clinical data to support this, but many people claim to have migraines cured by the simple addition of a Daith piercing. If you’ve ever suffered from migraines, a fresh and fashionable piercing is definitely worth a try!

What is a Daith piercing?

The Daith is located near the inner cartilage fold of a person’s ear.

This type of piercing has been available for many years and is becoming increasingly popular. Supporters of the Daith piercing for treatment of migraines and headaches claimed that the piercing activates a pressure point which may help relieve symptoms. The Daith is in a particular area which affects certain nerve branches which reach the brain:

Amongst other doctors, Dr Chris Blatchley from the London Migraine Clinic has used some medical terms to define the process which you can research. There are also a multitude of doctors throughout the world in various high-ranking positions, who support the claim that Daith piercings cure headaches. However, no clinical studies have been performed.

Others claim that Daith piercings are like a form of acupuncture and hence treat migraines in that manner. Again, there have been no studies on this taking into account the ‘placebo effect’.

Other practices of non-traditional medicine refer to the location of the Daith piercing corresponding with an intestinal point used often in Chinese acupuncture. This further reinforces the concept that Daith piercings can help cure migraines.

Daith piercings are on trend and look great. If it happens to help with your migraines or headaches at the same time, win-win!

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