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Acupuncture and Its Implications in Dentistry

Ahmed, Junaid and Gaba, Richa and Shenoy, Nandita and *, Ceena Denny E and *, Almas Binnal (2013) Acupuncture and Its Implications in Dentistry. International journal of Scientific Research, 2 (9). pp. 316-318. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Abstract

Acupuncture, an alternative therapy which originated in China is now practised in various countries of the world It is a technique that involves the use of needles placed transcutaneously at specific points to cure the diseases. Its applications and popularity has grown over the years and is practised by various healthcare professionals for lower back pain, migraine, knee osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, nausea and vomiting, headache, dysmenorrhea etc. Its use has been extended to the field of dentistry and promising results have emerged in cases of temporomandibular disorders, dental pain, chronic facial pain, xerostomia and gagging. This manuscript reviews the uses of acupuncture in dentistry and its future growth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acupuncture, dentistry, review
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 10:13
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2013 10:13
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137013

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