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Acupuncture

In dentistry, the ability of acupuncture has been proven for managing various chronic orofacial disorders. There are numerous reports of randomized controlled trials on the analgesic effect of acupuncture for relieving pain connected to various dental procedures, as well as other chronic orofacial disorders.  According to the literature, acupuncture is more effective than a placebo or sham acupuncture. Thus, acupuncture can be considered as a sensible alternative or supplement to current dental practice, both as an analgesic and for addressing various dental disorders.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the body at specific points. Please see our post on Meridian Dentistry for a better understanding of how Acupuncture points connect to dental health.

 

 Presently we are using acupuncture in our office for:

  • Draining dental infections to assist in avoiding root canal treatment

  • Increasing micro-circulation to the face and dentition

  • Relax tension in the tight muscles contributing to bruxism and jaw clenching

  • Relax muscles that may be contributing to TMJ pain

  • Whole body detoxification

About Your Visit

Please wear loose clothing for your Acupuncture visit, as we will need full access to your arms, legs, neck-shoulder area. There is no disrobing. 

Fill out these forms  and bring them with you at your first acupuncture visit:

 

Head and Neck Acupuncture
dental acupuncture
dental acupuncture, mps

No-needle Acupuncture

Our Acupuncture treatments involve a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine using thin sterile acupuncture needles and the use of micro-current point stimulation (MPS) no-needle acupuncture. 

 

Auricular (ear) acupuncture as well as full body acupuncture are synergistically combined for a more effective treatment.

 

Both are very effective at stimulating the immune system, balancing energy/hormones, releasing pain, and expediting healing.

Dental Acupuncture

Acupuncture is used on specific meridian points to expedite tooth healing.

It can be an supportive to ozone, laser, homeopathy and nutritional treatments.  

Acupuncture has demonstrated that it can: 

  • Reduce the amount of inflammation in the oral cavity 

  • Activate nerves in the oral tissue, resulting in the production of endorphins and the reduction of pain. 

  • Improve blood circulation, which aids in the reduction of swelling in the mouth.

  • Can reduce nausea and gagging reflex

Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture
dental acupuncture, ear acupuncture

Dental Meridian Chart

Each tooth is related to specific body organs.

They share meridian points and lines. 

Healthy teeth will contribute to a healthy body. Infected teeth or teeth with a non-compatible restoration will cause health problems elsewhere.

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