What happens at my daith piercing appointment



Once you get to one of our clinics please make sure you are on time. 

We do several in a row at one-hour intervals so if you are late you may be holding up the next person. Thank you in advance.


Your practitioner will be a skilled fully trained Vagus Nerve Stimulator. They will run through what is going to happen to you in terms of Vagus Nerve Stimulation and how it works



Once this is explained we check all your details against what we have and start the consultation by filling in the research document as we go.  We will need to chat through your history and current medication to work out your severity for the treatment. The emphasis is on working out any contributing factors that have helped cause your issues or made them worse. 

There is a neck compression test and we will have a feel of your back and neck to see if there is anything out of place or if your posture is a contributing factor. If anything is found you will be directed to a qualified practitioner of your choice for further investigation. Often this can bring up some very surprising results.

You won't be filmed unless asked so don't worry. If you want to be filmed please let us know you are happy to do this. 

We may make recommendations and you will be sent an emailed summary of your consultation together with recommendations if appropriate. 

Prior to the piercing, you will get to choose your jewellery from a wide selection with some fancy and some basic pieces See just some of these here these are of course pre-sterilised in sealed bags ready for your daith piercing. 

Once you are laying on the couch the first test is electronic, this uses an electrical device to detect the main electrical impulses from a cluster of nerve endings from the vagus nerve's auricular branch. The area differs on different people,  to stimulate this to its maximum ability we need to do the piercing through the strongest detection for the maximum result. Not getting this point right can lead to a weak or no effect at all. 

It is quick and easy and as experienced operatives, this is something we do a lot of which makes it not too painful - easy to say we know. The most asked question is "does it hurt" If you class this as an injection at a doctors surgery, say for example you have booked an exotic holiday and need an injection, generally you just do it. Put this into the same category and you mind will deal with it easier. After all its not going to be as painful as a migraine.

Remember there are always horror stories, this is just another reason for choosing daith.co.uk where we pride ourselves on doing what we do to the best of our abilities. 

After the piercing, it is very lightly you will feel relaxed, content with a warmth running through you. Any migraine symptoms usually go within a half hour of the piercing. Your neck, shoulders and jaw muscles will start to relax straight away and any "mind fog" will lift. Please have a look at some of the "after piercing video reactions here"

We don't really get any negative reactions as we are professional and will not do the piercing if we feel it will put you at risk. If the piercing makes you worse which can happen (our stats are 580/1) you can simply take it out. 

If we have not answered all of your questions please email us bottom right (contact us) - Message us on messenger bottom left or call and speak to us on 01444 871369

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The evolution of man plus some. Often basic posture is a contributing factor to someone with a family history of migraine.