Daith Piercings for migraine headaches have received an enormous coverage in social media since it was discovered, by chance, that they can prevent migraine attacks.
In spite of this no medical research has been done, something that Dr Blatchley has begun to correct. He has now completed two surveys of over 3000 people who have migraines and a daith piercing. This shows a real effect that is NOT placebo and that a year after their Daith 70% say their migraines are greatly improved or have stopped completely, and that the effects are long lasting (see the results of the first survey at london-migraine-clinic.co.uk – the second will be reported on shortly).
Dr Blatchley has now started the first formal medical research worldwide with a prospective study to measure exactly how effective a Daith Piercing is by following a group of people who have been pierced in his clinic . This research includes objective methods to measure the changes in the brain produced by the piercing. Although the research is at an early stage, the first results show that there is an immediate effects that can be measured and that the rate of improvement is in line with the survey results. This is very exciting since it will show the medical profession that it works in a medical language they can accept!!
There is already a completely rational scientific explanation on how it works too. Daith Piercing stimulates the Vagus Nerve and Vagus Nerve Stimulation is already used to treat migraines and epilepsy.