The Surprising Health Benefits Of Auricular Acupuncture

We usually think of piercings as being purely aesthetic, but one type of inner-ear piercing has an entirely different purpose. For those suffering from chronic migraines, this piercing works as a holistic method of pain relief.

This piercing is known as auricular acupuncture and involves hitting a specific pressure point in your ear. This type of piercing is also called a daith piercing and hits the same pressure point as auricular acupuncture. 

While many get these piercings purely for stylistic reasons, they can also help relieve the symptoms of chronic migraines.

Dave Kurlander, owner of Tempest Artistic Studios in Hopewell Junction, New York, has performed this piercing for many of his clients. "I’ve had many people come to me looking for migraine relief. It’s a much cheaper alternative to medicine and even acupuncture, and many of their doctors recommend it to them."


According to Kurlander, it's essentially the same concept as acupuncture. The piercing hits the pressure point, which relieves pain. 

If you're looking to get this piercing for pain relief, he suggests getting it on the side of your head where the pain feels most prominent.


There's not a lot of science to back these claims, but a lot of people on social media have attested to its effectiveness.

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H/T: providr

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