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People continue turning to 'daith' piercing for headache relief

Posted: 6:16 AM, May 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-08 16:07:14-04
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Suffering from a migraine or headache can be extremely brutal, and as an alternative to medicine some continue to turn to the 'daith' piercing.

Neurologists explained migraines can be extremely painful for people who experience them.

"The most common thing we see as neurologists are migraine headaches which have the classic, often times visual aura, the flashy lights, and the pain on usually one side of the head, but there are other types as well," said Dr. Adam Reynolds, a neurologist at the Center for Neurology,

Owners of the Straight to the Point piercing shop say they have had at least 3,500 people get the 'daith' piercing within the past three years.

Despite all the rave and positive reviews over the popular piercing and it's headache relieving effects, piercing specialists say they can't say whether it works.

"I always tell people, 'hey, I'm just a body piercer, if it takes away any signs and symptoms of you getting a migraine that that's just sprinkles," said Lisa Marie Mytych, the owner of Straight to The Point.

Despite the popularity, agree neurologists say they can't say whether or not the piercing actually works.