VIA| If you’re somebody who constantly suffers from headaches or migraines, you know just how miserable they can make your life.
However, there be a ray of hope for you… as long as you don’t mind a piercing gun.
The cure is certainly unexpected, and also, quite fashionable, as many migraine sufferers have found their pain to decrease after getting a certain ear piercing.
A daith piercing is located through the ears most inner cartilage fold, and many experts and patients are claiming the piercing works in the same as acupuncture – by targeting a certain pressure point on the body in order to relieve pain and discomfort.
Acupuncture is the practice of stimulating the nerves under the skin and in the muscle tissue. This causes the body to release endorphins, which subsequently reduce the pain of the patient.
Despite not being medically confirmed whether or not the daith piercing really does relieve migraines, many experts and doctors have backed the possibility, including Dr. Thomas Cohn, who wrote on his blog;
“Recently, some people who have received a Daith piercing have coincidentally found improvement with their migraine headaches. It is not universal, and it is has not been studied formally. If a person enjoys ear piercing and suffers from frequent headaches, it may be worthwhile to consider getting this spot pierced. Since body piercings are generally less than $100, this may be a very economical treatment alternative.”
Living with the pain of a migraine can have multiple negative effects on your life, and very often people in pain become desperate for a solution. So the fact that the cure could come in the form of something as simple as a £50 ear piercing really is worth a visit to the piercing parlour.
But remember to go get it done by a professional, because this idiot filmed herself ripping her ear openby trying to perform a simple stretch.