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The act of body piercing is far from a modern custom, in fact, ancient civilizations who lived as far back as 3,300 B.C. were known to pierce their bodies for various religious and social reasons.

Today, the jewellery is mostly worn in the name of fashion and used as a form of self-expression. 

But, it now seems that the daith piercing, one the latest trend amongst the style conscious, may come with a surprising health benefit.

Haven’t a clue what we’re talking about? Don’t worry, here’s a photo to clear things up.

Well, not only is the daith piercing a fashion trend loved by the likes of Kylie Jenner and Zoe Kravitz, it’s also fast becoming one of the most talked about cures for migraines.

Much like acupuncture, many have claimed the piercing acts on a specific pressure point said to relieve even the most painful headaches.

However, it seem this magical cure might not work for everyone. Dr Fayyaz Ahmed, a neurologist and trustee of The Migraine Trust said, ‘There is no evidence that daith piercing work to help migraine.’

But hey, it looks cute, and if it just so happens to cure your migraine, even better!

 

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If you’re one of the unlucky people who is a long-term sufferer of migraines or headaches then we have some good news for you.

If you’re also a lover of piercings then this news is going to make you even happier.The internet has recently been full of claims surrounding a certain piercing and the positive affects it has for headache sufferers. 

A daith piercing (a piercing that passes through the ear’s innermost cartilage fold) is being claimed as the cure for those who suffer with migraines and headaches.

This is pretty great news for those that do suffer, considering that it could mean they would no longer be relying on expensive painkillers. A long term cure could cost just €25. 

 

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It sounds almost too good to be true. However, many people who have had the piercing are using social media to support the claims that the piercing really does work. 

It hasn’t been confirmed as of yet whether the piercing is a real cure for migraines and headaches. One doctor wrote a blog post addressing the issue and noted:

“If a person enjoys ear piercing and suffers from frequent headaches, it may be worthwhile to consider getting this spot pierced.Since body piercings are generally less than $100, this may be a very economical treatment alternative.” 

The theory behind the daith piercing being a cure for headaches is based on the idea that it is the same pressure point acupuncturists will target to relieve headaches.

The Migraine Relief Center recognises the link between ‘daith’ piercings and easing migraine symptoms.

“The principle is that the piercing mimics acupuncture by hitting a pressure point, which relieves the pressure in the patient’s head,” the website states.

“By having it done on the same side as most migraines occur, it’s thought to help reduce the incidence of migraines in the area.”

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