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emloja
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Medical ear piercing to help anxiety and depression

Postby emloja » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:25 pm

Hi
I have recently been reading about Daith piercing and the Vegus Nerve. There is more research looking at the role of the vagus nerve on mental health. I have found a few organisations who specialise in medical ear piercing mainly looking at the impact on migraines; studies are lacking and so one specific company are also conducting studies. Some studies say that the piercing merely works as it is pushing on a pressure point in the ear with reduces anxiety and depression. I understand some people have reported improvement on their mental health from a general Daith piercing at their local piercers, others have been assessed ‘medically’ and a probe has been used to identify the part of the ear closest to the nerves.
So, i am wondering, if anyone has had a Daith piercing and if they have noticed any impact on their anxiety and/or depression?
Many thanks

cookiemonster
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Re: Medical ear piercing to help anxiety and depression

Postby cookiemonster » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:09 pm

Hi. I have not had this done, but it sounds fascinating. Do update us if you have it done.

emloja
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Re: Medical ear piercing to help anxiety and depression

Postby emloja » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:27 pm

i planned to and then my friend called anxiety stopped me!! oh dear! I will let you know when i do get round to it.


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