A Daith piercing is a piercing in the innermost fold of the ear through the cartilage. It can be pierced with a plain curved bar, a heart shaped piece of jewellery, a ring or a ‘horseshoe’ ring.
It has recently become very popular as a form of migraine and headache relief. As a studio we have had overwhelming success with this piercing.
Daith Piercing work in a similar way to Acupuncture by using pressure points for headache and migraine relief. There has been a great deal of coverage on the subject and mainstream media and even the NHS accept Daith as a legitimate and effective treatment.
According to an article in the acclaimed Huffington Post “A daith piercing is a piercing in the innermost cartilage fold of the ear. Advocates say it works in the same way as acupuncture, targeting pressure points on the body’s surface to ease discomfort.” – read the full article here.
The piercing is located in an ‘awkward place’ due to it being in a curvy place, and is usually pierced with a straight hollow needle. Curved barbells, BCR/CBR (ball closure ring/captive bead ring) and Hearts and moon for the Daith piercing are the most common jewelry to wear. Wikipedia Article