An Update On The Daith Survey Study

daith surveyLast week, we announced that a colleague of ours was hoping to gather more information about the daith piercing and its role in migraine relief. We’re still hoping to collect more information, so if you have a daith piercing and you haven’t taken the quick five-minute survey yet, please do us a favor and find a few minutes to complete it.

So far more than 100 individuals have filled out the surveys, and the results have yielded some interesting findings. Although it’s still too early to really dig in and analyze the findings, the majority of individuals said the daith piercing helped to reduce their headache pain. The findings were also consistent for individuals with the worst types of headaches – migraines.

Daith Piercing Findings

So again, if you still haven’t taken the survey, you can click here and fill out the survey. Here are some more responses from the survey so far. The majority of people who underwent the daith piercing:

  • Were pleased they had the procedure.
  • Reported a consistent reduction in intensity and frequency of both mild and migraine headaches.
  • Reported a reduction in painkiller intake.
  • Reported an increased number of “better days.”

Additionally, some people experienced headache relief after the piercing was removed, which suggests that continued pressure on the vagus nerve may not be necessary for full relief.

So if you have a few minutes and want to help us gather more information on the subject, please consider clicking the above link to take the survey. If you’re still not sure about the daith piercing, feel free to check out some of our old blog posts on the topic, and if you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comments section below. Thanks again for helping us learn more about the daith piercing and pain pathways!

Dr. Cohn

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Thomas Cohn, MD

Interventional pain doctor helping Minnesotans manage back, neck, foot, and other pain. Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with additional board-certification in pain management from the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP) and the American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM).

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  1. Hi, I found information on your website while researching the daith piercing and its benefits. I am specifically looking for people who had this type of piercing done to help with chronic pain from Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia. I did not come across any posts here but am hopeful that you might know of some success stories from people who have had the daith piercing for ATN. I have had ATN since 2009. I have Done a number of things over the years to help with the pain including seeing a chiropractor, massage therapy, medications, and gamma knife surgery 3 years ago. The pain is always there, right-sided, and throbbing. But the pain varies from a 2 to a 10. I never went off meds after the surgery and still take them. I had experienced less flareup about 9mos after GN but have again been experiencing flareup over the past few months. Some at 10 for overall pain experience. I would appreciate any information you may have received regarding this type of piercing by someone who also suffers from Trigeminal Neuralgia. Thank you!! I live in Central PA. I can be reaching by email at and text or call at 814-572-4440. Best regards, Jennifer Brown

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