Acupuncture is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Patients are treated by insertion of tiny needles into “acupuncture points” in the skin. There is body, mouth and ear acupuncture. This method is proven to be successful in treating pains as well as anxiety state and muscular tension.
In dentistry, the most common acupuncture methods are ear and mouth acupuncture. Every acupuncture point of the body has its own representative acupuncture point on the ear and in the mouth. The points are activated by inserting tiny needles or injecting a drop of anaesthetic solution. Acupuncture is very effective in treating anxiety state, tensions, pains, urge to gag, sickness, cold, headache, allergies, and bone-joint diseases. The treatment doesn’t have any side effects and is thus suitable for expectant mothers and children.