A migraine is no fun. It is a neurological disorder that causes so much more than just a headache. If you are reading this then you probably already know that migraines can completely disrupt your life. The pain is intense. The sensitivity to lights and sounds can make it impossible to leave your house. You will get to the point where you will do almost anything just to find relief. That is where the Daith piercing can help.
Take your fingers and pinch the cartilage inside your ear. It is right before your actual ear canal. That little piece of cartilage is the perfect place for you to get a hoop earring. That is where a Daith piercing is located. There is a really good reason for it.
Is it safe?
If you take a walk back into Chinese history, you will learn about the technique of acupuncture. Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese technique where you manipulate certain points of the body to alleviate pain and induce healing. They believe that your body, mind, and soul are connected. By manipulating certain points in the body you release trapped energy. This energy is then free to help you heal and alleviate pain.
Not only is it safe, but it is also recommended by some doctors as an alternative to pain medications.
How is it done?
Your piercer will use a long thin needle to pierce the cartilage. You should make sure that your piercer is licensed. All instruments should be properly sterilized to avoid complications and/or infections.
What are some possible complications?
Daith Piercings can be fairly difficult to do. It depends a lot on what your ear looks like, the size of your cartilage, and the size of your ear. Not all ears are compatible with Daith piercings.
You may have some bleeding, swelling, and scarring. These should subside in a few hours to a few days. You may have pain for up to a month. You should watch for an abscess to form as this may be a sign of infection. You may also need to watch for fever, extreme pain, redness, or a discharge from the piercing site. In extreme cases, you may need to remove the entire cartilage area.
Daith piercing may make migraine symptoms worse.
What do you need to know about healing?
Daith piercing can be slow healing. You shouldn’t sleep on it for at least four weeks. You should clean it twice a day for the first four to six weeks. It won’t be fulling healed for three months. It is recommended that you don’t change the ring in it for six months. A Daith piercing is a ring rather than a bar due to the location of the piercing.
What symptoms can it alleviate?
Daith piercings can help to prevent migraines from getting as severe as normal. They can help to decrease the frequency. Daith piercing can also help to relieve the pain of a migraine. People who have the piercing have said that it is a great way to find a long-term solution. It is said that all you have to do is touch your piercing and you get relief. There is no medical data that supports this. There haven’t been any actual studies are done.
There is no way of knowing whether or not a Daith piercing would work for you. Each and every individual is different. Some say they can’t live without it while others say they wish they had never got it. The goal of this article is to give you the information that you need so that you can make the best choice for your body.