A Medical Daith piercing passes through a ridge of cartilage immediately above your ear canal which is supplied by the Vagus Nerve.
Electrical stimulation of the Vagus Nerve is already used by doctors to treat migraines and other headaches, as well as epilepsy, and works by calming the excitability of nerve cells in the brain. However these electrical methods can be expensive and difficult to use.
The evidence strongly supports Medical Daith working by continuously stimulating the nerve mechanically rather than electrically. This calms the brain and prevents a migraine attack from taking hold. Medical Daiths are available in London at the London Migraine Clinic, and the rest of England and Wales with our partnership with Blue Banana
General Information (more info is available on the FAQ page):
It varies for each person. Some find the daith piercing takes effect on reducing the severity and frequency of migraines immediately. Sadly, for about 20% of sufferers a Medical Daith has little effect. We don’t understand why at the moment, and we hope that our future research at London Migraine Clinic will provide some answers. For people with a Medical Daith, some say that the effects only last for a few months whereas for 40% say it gives long-term relief that reduces the severity of their migraines, and may even stop them completely. Just like treatments from your GP, there is no single treatment that works for all migraines.
Join Our Daith Research
The London Migraine Clinic is committed to conducting a thorough and reliable study on the effects of Medical Daith on migraines.
We are working with Blue Banana in a research study to measure the effect for 12 months after the piercing