People often get piercings primarily for aesthetic reasons.
The piercing on an ear, however, has a certain purpose. Interestingly, these piercings have remedial effect for the people dealing with chronic migraines.
Auricular acupuncture is a way of curing a chronic migraine. The method entails hitting precise pressure points around the ear. The region is known as Daith piercing. These pressure points are the same ones targeted by auricular acupuncture.
Dave Kurlander, a Tempest Artistic studio owner located in New York’s Hopewell Junction, said he had some customers who pierced for migraine relief.
Since it is much affordable when compared to medicine, a number of doctors recommend this therapy to his patients.
Kurlander claims since piercing has the same effect as acupuncture, it helps people by relieving pain from a headache.
Kurlander suggests having a piercing at the side of the ear so that patients can relieve more severe pain. He also argues It would relieve the pain much faster.
In fact, there are no scientific supports proving piercing relieves a migraine. Some suggest it is one superstition among patients who seek for pain-reliever.