OK. I had to look up this particular piercing, and see that it is the part of cartilage that kind of swirls into the ear. Migraines run in my maternal family (me, my brother, my mom, my cousin, my cousin’s daughter, and the son of another cousin - YIKES!).
For me, it is not particularly effective. I'm 80-years-old now and have suffered from migraine since I was about 8-years-old. Over this time, I have tried just about every OTC pain reliever, solo and in combination with others.
Despite no medical evidence to support the theory, many migraine sufferers have pierced their ears in search of relief. Some of them even found it. Before we investigate the effectiveness of daith piercings as migraine treatment, lets get one thing out of the way: there is no cure for Migraine.
This is a piercing located in the inner cartilage section of the ear, which runs through a pressure point. These piercings are typically performed at tattoo and piercing shops, and there is little research to support them as yet. Patients who have had the piercings, however, claim to have seen an improvement in the intensity of their headaches.
What does a daith piercing have to do with migraine? Acupuncture is a common treatment for migraine, and some claim there is an acupuncture pressure point on the same spot in the ear that corresponds to the digestive system. This theory first spread on social media and was popularized on Facebook and Pinterest. Dr.