The rumour that a daith piercing would help against migraine is not unknown in the piercing world. It is said to help against a splitting headache, in other words, a migraine. But is that really the case? In this blog, we unravel this mystery. Let’s start with the basics
What is a daith piercing?
A Daith piercing is some kind of cartilage ear piercing but is placed more in the centre of the ear. It’s not a dangerous piercing, even though the positioning of the piercing looks “scary”. It is your own responsibility to keep this piercing clean and follow the aftercare instructions given. These instructions can be: using a sterile saline solution, sleeping on the other side until the piercing is healed, etc.
What is a migraine?
A migraine is an intense headache, or as some say: a brain disorder that can have different symptoms connected to the headache. You can become nauseous or sensitive to light, sound and other senses. It can be multiple headache attacks that can last for more than days. There are different forms of migraines.
How would a daith piercing help against a migraine?
A daith piercing and migraine can often be googled altogether. It is said that a daith piercing would help against a migraine. This could be because of the swelling. The swelling could potentially press an acupuncture point in the ear that would suppress the headache. The swelling of a piercing goes away in a couple of days, thus it is not sure this is actually true. Another cause can be the placebo effect. A human can believe in something so firmly that it unconsciously actually helps.
This is the healing process of a daith piercing:
The daith piercing has a healing time of 6-9 months. It is a bit more stubborn as it absolutely cannot take the pressure and can give out crust for a long time. It is a piercing you have to take extra care of! You start with a ring, after some weeks it is recommended to go back to the piercer to change your daith piercing jewel.
Does a daith help against it?
There is no scientific evidence that getting a daith piercing actually helps against headaches and migraines. We don’t recommend getting a daith piercing solely for the reason to get rid of a migraine.
A rumour is a rumour for a reason, if the piercing helps there would have been outstanding scientifical reports on the health and benefit effects of a daith piercing. Besides all of this, it’s a great piercing to spice up your outfits.