I personally cannot stand it when someone refers to migraines as a headache. If you’ve every had a migraine, you know the difference.
Due to chronic migraines, I’ve been on preventative meds for several years. Last year I decided to give up the meds and get a daith piercing.
If you aren’t familiar with daith piercing, it works on the theory of acupuncture. There is a part of your ear called the helix. When that is pierced, the pressure there should help prevent migraines.
For $20 I decided to give it a try at the local tattoo shop. I had my most problematic side done. It really helped! Later I went back and had the other side done. It’s rare for me to have migraines now (even without the preventative meds) and the ones I have are USUALLY not as bad as before. Yes, I still get some here and there (but not a couple of times a week like I used to) and once in a while I have a whopper of one. But, overall, it’s made a huge difference in the quality of life for me.
I’ve had some friends have theirs done too after they learned of the success I had and they’ve had great results too.
I like that having both cost me $40 (including jewelry) and that I’m now off all preventative meds. You can have prettier and fancier jewelry. I just chose something small and utilitarian. I’ve actually had mine changed to tiny hoops instead of the barbell ones I had in these pictures.