Policies for Acupuncture

The role of the Acupuncture Advisory Committee is to provide meaningful guidance to the Board of Medical Examiners on problematic issues. Body piercers are providing Auricular service called Daith piercing which is being claimed to be the cure for migraines. There is no scientific evidence the procedure is effective. The length of time for healing (6 months) and the possibility of infection may outweigh any therapeutic value. Due to the increased popularity of Daith piercing and its marketing as a treatment or cure for migraine headaches, the Advisory Committee feels the Board of Medical Examiners consider taking action as appropriate.