The art we get put on our bodies – whether tattoos or piercings – has meaning. Although some people don’t like to admit it about their body art, symbols and signs contain meaning that we cannot take away. For example, when people get tattoos of Chinese characters, they are inking those meanings into their skins. The same goes for dragon and snake tattoos and tattoos of skulls and other images.
Although the meaning behind tattoos is often more explicit, piercings also have meaning contained with them. And one ear piercing, in particular, can do something that could help millions of people experience less pain.
Migraine headaches can be debilitating. The pain can be as much as ten times as bad as a regular headache. And to cope, sufferers might have to isolate themselves from noise and light. This means they can miss out on life’s precious moments.
In the United States, about 37 million people suffer from migraine headaches. That’s about one in ten people. A lot of people take doctor prescribed medicines to alleviate the pain from these excruciating headaches. But a more holistic method might exist – and it has to do with an ear piercing.
Daith piercing has been shown to lessen the pain of chronic migraines. And it is also a very fashionable way to combat the dreaded headache. You’ve undoubtedly seen this piercing before. It is very common. It is the piercing that goes on the inner cartilage fold on the ear. While undoubtedly fashionable and trendy, it can also do wonders for people who experience migraine headaches on a regular basis.
How does this piercing help? It does something similar to your body as acupuncture would. The piercing hits a specific pressure point near the ear that can relieve pain.
“(Acupuncture) involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body. This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It’s likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture,” the NHS writes on their website.
It is uncertain when the Daith piercing got fame for being able to relieve migraine pain. But since it has, people have turned to social media to give it acclaim.
Nicole Bandes wrote on Facebook about her experience with the piercing and how it helped relieve her chronic migraine problem.
“I’ve now had this (piercing) for over six months and can honestly admit that is has worked for me. I’ve seen a reduction in frequency and intensity of my migraines where nothing else seemed to help. My husband noticed it before I did (and that’s saying something). Maybe I just wasn’t willing to admit that it was working. Since getting it, I think I’ve had less than five migraines. Only one of those has actually made me fully nonfunctional for a day. I’ve dramatically reduced my use of drugs to deal with the migraines.”
Although it might not work for everyone, this holistic solution could be worth a shot if migraines keep you out for too long.
What do you think about the unexpected benefit of this ear piercing?