“I thought you were gonna slide right out of the chair and into the floor.”
That’s what my sister, Nee said later, after watching me get my daith pierced.
Most of the procedure was no big deal, but several seconds of it were acutely uncomfortable.
Nee was only a few feet away when she saw me react to the increase in pain. She quickly stepped to my side and began talking to me while moderately pinching and firmly scraping her fingers into my right forearm. The piercing was happening in my left ear.
Sounds mean, but it helped me immediately!
Later, she reminded me of the old saying about smashing your finger to ease the pain of having smashed your thumb. The multitude of variations to the saying are all applicable and have a sizeable helping of truth in them.
If you’re experiencing pain in one area, a bit of pain in another area, can confuse the brain into lessening the greater pain.
Alicia’s (Nee) pinching and scraping didn’t even leave a mark on me.
She didn’t use enough force to even be uncomfortable. It was just enough to help distract my brain from the pain on my left side as it refocused to the new sensation on my right.
Such a simple yet effective--kept me in the chair and off the floor.
This is one of the multitude of reasons reflexology makes great alternative healthcare.
Before I had the daith piercing, and the migraine meds weren’t effective, reflexology therapy worked.
When I’d maxed out on meds and couldn’t take any more for several hours, yet the pain was too much to tolerate, my sister would help me via a therapy session.
To treat migraines, Alicia administered auricular therapy and by the end of the session (that usually lasted no more than 15-20 minutes) I was in less pain, no longer nauseous and mildly sedated.
The pain continued to decrease over the next few hours, which I often slept through, or at least became very relaxed.
Stopping migraine pain completely would require a re-fracturing of an old injury I sustained as a teen. It'd be quite painful, take a long time to heal and it's linked to my c-spine.
There’s no guarantee the procedure would stop the migraines, and I'd be at risk for further injury during the procedure.
Those are the reasons I've not gone that route.
I'm very thankful that Nee’s therapy has been consistently successful in helping decrease migraine pain with broad spectrum reflexology. She incorporates organic oils into the therapy, and they work wonders.
No prescriptions are needed and exposure to inorganic pharmaceuticals aren't necessary for the therapy.
Hopefully, as the daith piercing heals and my body has time to adjust, I’ll eventually be migraine free. That’s the case for many others who’ve gone this route for migraine prevention.
Although it’s delivered in a different method and is more aggressive, daith piercing is another example of a reflexology concept used to delete pain.
It doesn’t work for everyone, every time, but it does work for millions, much (likely most) of the time.
P.S. If you have a parrot that likes to sit on your shoulder, don’t let it sit anywhere near a recent ear piercing. Parrots and ear hardware aren’t a good mix. Just sayin’...
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