“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.
Sounds mean, but in truth, it helped me immediately!
She later 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 bit of truth to them.
If you’re experiencing pain in one area, a less intense pain in another area, can confuse the brain into lessening the intensity felt by the greater pain.
Alicia’s pinching and scraping didn’t even leave a mark on me. She didn’t use enough force to even be uncomfortable--just enough to help my brain get somewhat distracted from the pain on my left side as it refocused to the new sensation on my right.
It worked amazingly well. Kept me in the chair and off the floor.
This one of the multitude reasons reflexology makes for such an outstanding type of alternative healthcare.
Before I had the daith piercing, and the migraine meds weren’t effective, reflexology was. 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 reflexology 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..
The auricular therapy also helped relieve the nausea that nearly always develops with migraine intensity, as well as a decrease in light sensitivity.
Stopping migraine pain completely would require a re-fracturing of an old injury and having the bones reset, to bring them closer to their natural positions. That’s the first part of why I’ve never done it.
Second part is, there’s no guarantee the procedure would stop the migraines, so, nope. Not me.
I’ve been very thankful that Nee’s therapy has been consistently successful in helping decrease migraine pain with broad spectrum reflexology, with the incorporation of organic oils. No prescription is needed. No inorganic pharmaceuticals are used.
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 of the time.
I’m thankful it works for me.
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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