Acupuncture Daith Piercings

by Dee Duncan / Body Piercer
(Lafayette Indiana)

I want to start off by saying I’m a professional piercer and I work directly with an acupuncturist to help people get the proper treatment for their migraines. The daith is NOT accurate for most. It has more of a temporary effect from the initial swelling that occurs right after the piercing. That swelling puts pressure on the rest of the nerves in the ear and provides temporary relief, but once that swelling is gone, so are the results you wanted.

However, that being said, the acupuncture piercing(s) for migraine really do exist. The catch is that you must have your ears marked first by the acupuncturist and placement is different for everyone because your migraines come on for different reasons. We have combined our efforts for this issue for the past couple of years and the results have been incredible. The essential key is that the placement varies.

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by: Holly

Hi Peggy,

Thanks for sharing some of your story. I'm sorry you are having to endure all of those conditions. Are they connected you ask?

Everything affects our bodies... your migraine medications effect your stomach... which in turn affects digestion. Poor digestion just means the whole body is not getting what it needs to work optimally. So if you ask me, it's all connected. But it could be a which came first... the chicken or the egg kind of thing.

It's great you are working with a nutritionist.

I'd recommend asking your nutritionist as I live in Australia so can be of no help to find a proper acupuncture clinic that does daith piercing for migraines.

You can also ask your doctor or pharmacist if they know of anyone local that is good and trustworthy.

Hope that helps a little.

Stay in touch,

Gut Issues and Migraines
by: Peggy

This is the 1st I've ever heard of migraines being connected to gut issues--dietary triggers-YES, but not digestive issues.

I've had ocular migraines for 30 years. First it was thought to be MS. I'm on Topamax and Cymbalta at very high doses.

I've had 2 Transient ischaemic attacks (TIA's) caused by migraine headaches, but no longer have the headaches, just the visual disturbances.

My digestive issues began 8 years ago with Microscopic Colitis and now Vit D deficiency, Esophagitis, GERD, Gastritis, Gastroparesis plus colitis. Could there be a connection?

I am working with a nutritionist, but I can only eat white and mushy foods. NO fruits, veggies, sweets, or milk.

I'm considering getting a daith piercing. Very interested to have acupuncturist mark the proper location. Where would I go in DFW, TX area?

Migraines from Gut Issues
by: Holly

Hi J,

Yes, I can image you would love to know exactly what to do to stop your migraine attacks. I have a post called digestion problems, here is the link - //

It might help a little.

I know that gut issues can trigger my migraine attacks. But that is a HUGE area. We are talking: poor digestion, poor absorption, nutrient deficiencies, constipation, diarrhea... just to name a few. Then there are things like parasites, organ dysfunctions and so many other things to look at when you refer to gut issues.

So the sad news is that I think any of that puts us in a position creating more opportunity for triggering a migraine.

But the page I listed might be a good place to start with digestive enzymes. Can you go visit a local nutritionist or naturopath that deals with migraines? I'd choose a professional over self dosing, because there really is just too much to consider!

Thanks for commenting, I look forward to hearing from you again.


Stay well!

Gut Migraines
by: J

So, a friend of mine had a migraine when she went to have her daith pierced, and it cleared up instantly. I guess she got lucky! I recently read that daith piercing can help if the migraines are triggered by gut issues. I would LOVE it if I knew what triggers my migraines.

Daith Piercing For Migraine Headaches
by: Holly

Thanks so much Dee, it's so nice to hear from a professional. Sounds like it’s a bit of a hit and miss scenario unless we come to see you! xo

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