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This piercing has become hugely popular in recent years, partly because it is super nice and that there are a variety of jewelry you can have in it, partly because it is said that it can relieve migraine problems. Daith is often referred to as "migraine piercing".
The piercing is placed in the cartilage part / fold above the ear canal, you can use both a ring and a curved rod in a daith.
The fact that daith piercing can help with migraines and headaches is based on using approximately the same pressure point as acupuncturists do to cure chronic headaches. When you insert needles, the blood vessels open up around the needle and give an increased flow in the blood flow to that particular area. The piercing mimics acupuncture by hitting a pressure point, which can relieve the pressure in the patient's head. By doing so on the same side as most migraines occur, the idea is to help reduce the extent of migraines in the area. There are no reliable studies or guarantees that a piercing will help with your migraine, but it may be worth trying as the majority of those we pierce experience a clear improvement in their symptoms. And should it not work, you have at least got a nice piercing!
Here we have collected jewelry that fits well and looks extra nice in a Daith, keep in mind that it is important that you use the right size, just because a piece of jewelry is in this category does not mean that it fits your ear! Of course, most "regular" rings and rods work as well and you will find them in your own categories.
The two most common ways to take care of a new piercing are:
Saline solution as recommended, you can mix it yourself and soak the piercing, you can also buy a ready-made solution in spray form: Neilmed piercing aftercare spray which speeds up the healing with the help of natural sea salt and minerals. The spray should carefully remove each and every scab. It is packed sterile in a separate pressure vessel, thanks to this, cross-contamination is almost impossible. The spray is antibacterial and disinfectant.
Alternatively, you can wash with Barbarella Bodysoap. Take a few drops in your hand when you shower, lather up and soap the piercing. Let it work for 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with water afterwards.