As you can tell, I'm a fan of piercings; I now have seven in my left ear. I've wanted new piercings for a while, so when my fabulous blogging pal and twin (spiritually we're totally related) Beth, from Mermaid in Disguise, got her daith pierced, I had to copy. On a less child-like, 'I want the same as Beth,' level, I'd wanted my daith and tragus pierced for ages and Beth getting hers, reminded me.
We both suffer from horrible migraines; mine completely incapacitate me, I can't open my eyes or lie flat on my pillow as the back of my head throbs and feels like it's being crushed. They're horrendous, I hate them with a passion.
I'd seen this Migraine Miracle Cure being bandied around various social media sites and my sceptical-little-self didn't even bother to read up on it because I simply don't believe a hole in my ear would eradicate my migraines. However, a lot of people have been pierced for this reason alone. My piercer at Base Shade Tattoo told me that there's been a huge influx of clients specifically requesting the daith piercing as they suffer with headaches/migraines. I thought, 'if it works, then great, if not, who cares? I wanted it anyway.'
I was pierced two weeks ago and since then have completed a bit of research on the daith piercing. Apparently it imitates the effects of acupuncture as there is a pressure point that runs through the inner cartilage section of the ear. Therefore this piercing is meant to relieve or improve the intensity and regularity of migraines.