I kind of lost count of how any piercings I have, so I guess you can say I’m addicted to them. 🙈 I have a couple tattoos but, piercings are my thing. Probably because they aren’t permanent. I can eventually take them out whenever I don’t want them anymore. Unlike tattoos, you have to go through a lot more to remove them.
The great things about piercings are that while they are a great way for self-expression, they can actually be beneficial to your health. As I’ve started to become more aware of my body and learn different ways besides medication to combat my pain, I learned that some piercings may help.
Some may know the trick that if you have a headache and you gently press and massage the fatty part of your palm and the inner part of your web, it can help alleviate headaches. This is known as acupressure. You have pressure points (acupoints) all over your body that can help with relieving specific issues.
Now just imagine if you have something that continuously applies pressure to that area. Your pain could lessen or even better, go away completely. That’s what a piercing would do. If you get something pierced on a pressure point, you’re essentially doing acupuncture/acupressure.
Everything you wanted know about acupuncture/acupressure:
Welcome back. Now that you’re all caught up on acupoints, acupuncture, and acupressure, let’s get into the piercings.
So there are three piercings I want to add to my collection that I’ve found could help relieve some of my pain.
Nose (left nostril) – Helps with menstrual cramps
I suffer from horrible menstrual cramps, like curl up in the fetal position, feel like my uterus and back are going 20 rounds in the boxing ring type of cramps. Thankfully my periods are fairly short but, those couple of days are brutal. According to Ayurvedic medicine, one of the world’s oldest medical systems, a nose piercing on the left nostril and help alleviate menstrual cramps. “The roof of the nasal cavity has many nerve endings and the left (outside) part of the nose is associated with female reproductive organs. Piercing this part is believed to strengthen woman’s womb and suppress menstrual and childbirth pain.” Source: Speaking Tree
Daith – Helps with migraines
I haven’t been fully diagnosed with migraines but, my doctor has been monitoring the frequency of my headaches and migraines. If you haven’t experienced a migraine before, I don’t wish that on anyone. I can usually tell when I’m about to get one. It’s like a slow creeping headache. The muscles in my neck get tight, my eyes hurt and vision gets blurry, the littlest sounds are amplified, and I get nauseated. When a migraine hits, I just have to lay in my bed, completely in the dark until it passes.
Conch – Helps with chronic pain
I have fibromyalgia, so of course, chronic pain is my entire life. The conch piercing hits the pressure point that aids with muscle relaxation and reduces chronic pain.
I have quite a few piercings already, especially in my ear. I said I wasn’t going to add any more to my ear because I was afraid of it looking overcrowded. So I’m not sure how adding a daith and conch are going to look. I really don’t want to retire any yet because I love my piercings. But knowing me, I’ll end up getting them anyway and just play around with different jewelry. 🤷🏾♀️ Of course, when I go get them, I’ll document my experience and let y’all know if I found any relief.
And now some questions I’ve received in regards to my piercings…
Did that hurt? Yes. I mean it is a needle going through the skin but, the pain is short lived.
What if you meet someone who doesn’t want his wife to have piercings?
Do you have any other 😉 piercings? If I did, that’s something you would never get to see, so it really doesn’t even matter. 😒
How do you do [x,y,z]? Same way I did it before. 💁🏾♀️
What if you don’t get a job because of your piercings? Thankfully I’m in a field where seeing someone walk down the hall with rainbow spikey hair is not out of the ordinary. Of course, each contract is different, and the one I’m on now has a little more conservative environment than the last but, it’s still pretty cool. Plus I’m always getting questions about my ear piercings at work due to curiosity. 😎