People the world over are constantly searching for alternative and natural ways to help treat their health conditions and disorders. They don’t want to have to rely on modern options that usually involve harsh, pricey pharmaceuticals, which often have even worse side effects than the issue they treat. Many people end up turning to homeopathic remedies in an effort to naturally help balance and heal their bodies. One of the easiest and most effective treatment methods is auricular acupuncture. It’s an all-natural way to help alleviate the painful effects of chronic headaches and people have found that by getting a specific type of ear piercing they dramatically relieved the discomfort associated with their migraines.
The treatment is similar to reflexology, which is the stimulation of a reflex point to relieve and help regulate abnormalities between different body parts. However, with auricular acupuncture different parts of the ear are stimulated either manually, by pressing finger tips on certain points, or by using needles. One of the main acupuncture points on the ear is located exactly where the daith piercing is done. Daith piercings have been around for thousands of years and yet it wasn’t until the 1990s (when they were in fashion) that they finally were given a name.
The piercing is done on the little piece of cartilage that folds nearest to the ear canal. The ring ends up running through a pressure point commonly targeted by acupuncturists and thus mimics the effects of acupuncture, which is what leads to migraine relief for many people. When this area is pierced the surrounding blood vessels and nerves are stimulated, causing them to release endorphins and other chemicals our bodies produce that help regulate pain. Many people have initially chosen to get a daith piercing in order to specifically target their chronic headache pain. They report that that after getting it done they experienced much less frequent or intense migraines.
The piercing is relatively easy to get done and is widely available. A straight needle is passed through the fold of cartilage and then a ring is inserted. Depending on where you go it costs on average anywhere between $50-100. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from debilitating migraines, you could potentially gain a lot of relief by getting a daith piercing. Look into it and pass this along to others to help them find comfort and better health in their own lives!