Chronic migraine sufferers might need weeks out of work or school in order to isolate themselves to a dark and quiet place where they can try and cure the throbbing pain away. Around 37 million Americans suffer from it and most of them take pills in order to ease the pain. However, for some people this is not the preferred method of healing, and they opt for a more holistic method.
Some of these methods might involve massage, meditation, aromatherapy, or acupuncture, however, there is a more fashionable attempt to do that, and it is through daith piercing. It is a piercing in the innermost cartilage fold of the ear. It works as a holistic method of migraine relief as an alternative to medications. This might sound strange, but it really helps with most of the painful symptoms of chronic migraine, acting like auricular acupuncture and hits a specific pressure point in the ear that relieves the pain.
The NHS states that acupuncture works by nerve stimulation under the skin and in the muscle tissue, resulting in the production of pain-relieving substances like endorphins that are responsible for any beneficial effects form acupuncture. This piercing method works the same way, but it is more permanent.
A lot of people tried it and encourage others to do so. A woman named Nicole Bandes from Arizona said that she had it for 6 months and can admit that it worked for her. The frequency and intensity of her migraines reduced and her husband noticed it before she did. Since she got pierced, she had less than 5 migraines. Only one of them made her non-functional for a day. Moreover, she was able to dramatically reduce the use of drugs she used to combat her migraines.
Another girl named Natalie Thompson confirmed that this method reduced the intensity of her migraines, taking them from 7 to 3 on the pain chart. This helped her improve the quality of her life.
Experts say that there is not a lot of hard science behind this. There are some people who have found a temporary relief with this method, but it does not work for everyone.