I have the most oblivious kids ever.
I have suffered for years with dabilitating headaches of unknown origin. They aren’t exactky migraines; they aren’t exactly cluster headaches; they aren’t exactly anything. But every time I get them, they kick my ass for days in a row.
So what is a mama to do when the usual medical answers provide no relief? You start resesrching alternatives.
Generally speaking I am a firm believer in the science of medicine and I also understand answers don’t always come the first time through. It can require some stick-to-it-iveness. I am also a bit of a skeptic when it comes to alternative medicine such as accupuncture or crystals and so on.
A friend of mine talked about pressure points effecting headaches. The first time I heard it, I thought he was full of it. Then during an appointment, my son’s psychiatrist mentioned that there were some studies put out making a correlation between a reduction in migraines and daith piercings on the pressure point in your ear.
Still ever the skeptic, I started to look around. Low and behold there have been several studies on just that. Some say yeah it works and some say it’s a load of horse crap.
At this point I am desperate to try anything that will even give me a glimmer of relief. So I did it. I bit the bullet and went and got a daith piercing.
My bestie, El, went with me. She will tell you she had to practically carry me into the tatoo parlor because I had just started a murderous headache. But while the tech was using the clamps she pinched the rigt spot and I felt the pressure shift in my head. As soon as the neede went through and the bar was put into place, the relief was almost immediate. If that was a placebo affect, I will take it, please and thank you!
So anyway. I decided to not tell the kids and see how long it took for them to notice.
Nearly 12 hours later, I gave up and told them.
Yeah. My kids suck.
Update: I have now had the piercing for about a week. There have been three seperate pressure fronts roll through, two of which brought storms with them. All of which should have had me on my back for three days a piece.
As it rains outside I am sitting writing this. Up, dressed and ready to go root for Croatia in the FIFA World Cup.
I have been able to function every day ao far like a normal human being.
The lab experiment continues!