Does the tragus help with migraines? Many people believe that, by stimulating the vagus nerve, tragus and daith piercings could help relieve migraine pain and prevent the headaches from developing. However, evidence that either type of piercing can address migraine pain is mainly anecdotal.
Can tragus piercing cause migraines? Are headaches a common side effect of piercings? There’s very little medical research that says new ear piercings commonly cause headaches. Headaches aren’t among the most common side effects of piercings.
Why do tragus piercings help with headaches? The daith and tragus piercings are placed on what’s considered to be particularly effective pressure points that help to minimize migraine headaches because the vagus nerve branches directly into these areas. It is theorized that piercings located in these pressure points can therefore help to ease migraine pain.
Which ear piercing is for migraines? A daith piercing is a piercing in the place where the cartilage ridge inside your outer ear, called the helix, ends above the opening to your ear canal. Acupuncture targets this area to relieve migraine headache pain, so the theory is that piercing this trigger point can permanently relieve migraines.