Research & statistics

Migraine research & Statistics:



"190,000 migraine attacks every day in the UK".

"6 Million UK sufferers"

Ref Migraine NICE - National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 

It is estimated that there are 190,000 migraine attacks experienced every day in England and 6 million people suffer from migraine in the UK. Prevalence has been reported to be 5–25% in women and 2–10% in men.



Migraine is the third most common disease in the world (behind dental caries and tension-type headache) with an estimated global prevalence of 14.7% (that’s around 1 in 7 people).1

Ref The migraine trust. 4th Floor, Mitre House, 44-46 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1BN


Migraine is ranked globally as the seventh most disabling disease among all diseases (responsible for 2.9% of all years of life lost to disability/YLDs) and the leading cause of disability among all neurological disorders.1



Three months after the piercing we emailed 500 people of which 296 replied. These are the staggering results direct from the survey page.