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Do daith piercings help?

Have any of you guys tried getting a daith piercing? I had never heard of it helping migraines before today, and am curious to hear if any of you have found relief.

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  • lauriecallihan
    1 year ago

    My university neurologist suggested I try it – so I am trying it. We will see. I don’t have an opinion either way. Got it two days ago – it hurt. No help so far but didn’t expect it this fast.

  • Amanda Workman moderator
    2 years ago

    These piercings are based on an acupuncture location. From what I’ve been told from chiropractors and individuals who perform acupuncture is that scientifically there is not a bases for it. They say this because you’re not able to permanently activate an acupuncture spot. Despite this, some individuals have said it has made a difference for them, while others said it didn’t do anything for them.
    I hope that helps you some.

    Amanda Workman (contributor & moderator)

  • k_nelson author
    2 years ago

    Do you have yours done?
    If it can’t be scientifically proven do you have any idea why it helps so many people?

  • nosdoh
    2 years ago

    Hi K_Nelson,

    I woke up one Saturday morning with a “bad one” coming on, I’d had enough and heard Daith Piercings worked, so I went down to the local tattoo/piercing shop and had it done there and then.

    It sounds dramatic, but it cleared the migraine within a couple of hours and all my “secondary symptoms” decreased immediately. I felt great. In fact I hadn’t realised how much suffering with migraines had affected my moods until they were actually “gone”.

    Unfortunately the piercing didn’t take for me, so, I had to remove it a few months later and within a couple of weeks my symptoms started coming back again and they increased in frequency and intensity.

    So, at the moment I don’t have a piercing, but seriously considering trying it again! I don’t know the science behind any of this but it worked for me and I hope this helps someone else.



  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi there k_nelson,
    There has certainly been lots of questions and lively discussion surrounding the effectiveness of a daith piercing. Unfortunately, results tend to be very mixed. Some have experienced a change in their migraine frequency and severity, some it was only temporary, while others experienced no change. You may find some of this information useful to review.

    Could a daith piercing solve your migraine problem? (be sure to read the member comments at the conclusion of the article)

    Thanks so much for your question!
    Joanna ( Team)

  • k_nelson author
    2 years ago

    Have you tried a daith piercing?

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