Ear Piercings & How They Alleviate Pain

We all know that piercings look awesome and ear stacks are becoming more and more on trend, but who knew that those beautiful holes can have even more benefits! According to Acupuncturists, different types of piercings can actually help with various types of pain. Read on to discover which parts  can help alleviate which pain.

The reason for this is because certain piercings are located close to acupuncture points on the body's meridians of energy.

Daith Piercing

The daith piercing has been said to help ease migraines. It is said that you should get it pierced on the side which the pain, during the migraine, is worse. 

Conch Piercing

The conch is the inner cup part of your ear, you can get it pierced on the outside or the inside. The conch piercing is said to help with pain in the lower back, however there is no medical evidence to support this.

Rook Piercing

A rook piercing goes though the inner edge of the uppermost ridge in your ear, just about your daith piercing. The rook piercing is said to help with period pains, the conch has also said to help with this. The rook is also well known in the Shen Men practice, a practice which has been practiced within Chinese medicine for centuries. Acupuncturists believe stimulation at this point calms anxiety, boosts immunity, relieves migraines, and centres the body. Read more about Shen Men here.

If you’re still curious about the correlation between your piercings and their acupuncture points, check out this list below for more piercings and their acupuncture points:

LOWER LOBE – ANXIETY

MID LOBE – EYESIGHT

UPPER LOBE – DEPRESSION

FLAT – STRESS EATING

ROOK – STRESS

HELIX – INSOMNIA

DAITH – MIGRAINES 

CONCH – CHRONIC PAIN

TRAGUS – SUGAR CRAVINGS

INDUSTRIAL – ALLERGIES

Just in case you needed another reason to get pierced!

Piercing guide

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