Today marks one year since I decided to take the plunge and get myself a piercing that could help with my endless migraines, the piercing itself is meant to be a acupuncture spot which when pressed on will help relieve pressure in the brain and ease migraines, allegedly…
One year on from that day and I can saw a few things, on is that its been a bit of a hassle to clean and care for, I am used to having the simple lobe piercings which honestly do not require much care and attention and of course heal quicker than any cartilage or body modification, the time frame of when it was expected to heal is around a year but like all things every body is different and mine has some way to go until its fully healed, it itches and if you do not clean it correctly with salt water it can become infected quickly and is known as one of the most difficult piercings to heal because of where it is and can be rejected from the body..
Thankfully while I have had the odd infection which I cleared up fine with salt water, and my body hasn’t rejected it what so ever (even if I was worried it would) I do feel like it hasn’t completely healed just yet, its prevented me from wearing inner ear headphones which I would do if I went into town with Robin and she would fall asleep, but it hasn’t effected sleeping or using larger headphones when I play games so that’s a plus.
I have yet to change it to a new piercing mainly because I don’t feel like its healed and I don’t want to effect it but I honestly don’t think I will change it, its movable which is handy for cleaning but I do not know the size of the bar so I don’t want to buy a new one and it be to small or to large for the hole which is far..
As for the headaches.. they are still there but aren’t as strong as they used to be, I suffer with the basic migraines and the horrible but thankfully short ocular migraines and I do feel like its doing something to them as they arent as life ruining as they used to be, I wouldn’t be able to do anything before and would spent most of my days hiding in a dark room and complaining about the painkillers not working..
I do feel like it has made a dent in my headaches, but I don’t think its the complete answer to them and I will probably continue to need medication throughout my life along with the effects of the piercing..
It may have worked for some but its not completely worked for me, and of course that doesn’t mean it wont work for you if you also suffer from migraines, here is some more information about the piercing itself.
until next time