Research: Acupuncture helps ease dental anxiety

Acupuncture could help reduce people's anxiety about going to the dentist, according to a review of research.
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Publication date: Available online 11 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Guo-juan DONG, Di CAO, Yue DONG, Jing ZHANG, Fu-chun WANGABSTRACTObjectiveTo explore the therapeutic effects of scalp acupuncture on sleep disorder induced by pre-examination anxiety in the undergraduates.MethodsA total of 60 undergraduates with sleep disorder induced by the final examination anxiety were randomized into three groups, named a control group (20 cases), a traditional acupuncture group (20 cases) and a scalp acupuncture group (20 cases). In the control group, no any treatment was given. In the trad...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of acupuncture and placebo acupuncture on the control of pain, oedema, and trismus following the extraction of third molars and on the control of preoperative anxiety. Sixteen patients (mean age 22.5 ±3.45years) each underwent four acupuncture sessions, one prior to each surgery and the others at 24, 48, and 72hours after each surgery (left and right tooth). Oedema was determined using measurements of the face and trismus was determined by maximum mouth opening at baseline and at 24, 48, 72hour s and 7days following surgery.
Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Randomised Controlled Trial Source Type: research
What is holistic therapy? Holistic therapy is defined as non-medicinal recovery methods. At Cliffside, we use holistic therapy to complement traditional treatment practices. Holistic therapy aims to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It focuses on the patient’s overall well-being while also treating physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal. They can be very beneficial to addiction therapy because they can be calming, healing outlets to use in place of old behaviors. They support the constant growth of each patient – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Holistic therapy aids in he...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Acupuncture Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Complementary Therapies Drinking Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Eating Disorders Exercise Healthy Eating and Recovery Holistic Treatment Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Electroacupuncture helps to improve psychiatric symptoms and anxiety and depression in MA addicts during abstinence, and promote rehabilitation of patients.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research
Abstract Acupuncture has been broadly applied in the management of many diseases and conditions; however, its mechanism of action has been partially elucidated. Additionally, assessment of psychophysical responses in the acupuncture therapy is not common regarding anxiety disorder studies. Taken together, the therapeutic effect of acupuncture appears when De Qi psychophysical response is experienced following stimulation of the afferent sensory nerves. The present study investigates the level of anxiety perceived at different occasions in acupuncture and mock laser group. Furthermore, it examines the relationship ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Lichun LI, Yan LIANG, Yonghong HU, Na QIN, Delong LI, Chunsheng JIAAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of thermosensitive moxibustion on anxiety and depression in the patients of insomnia differentiated as liver qi stagnation.MethodsFrom January 2015 to January 2017, 60 patients of insomnia differentiated as liver qi stagnation were collected in Shijiazhuang Municipal Chinese Medicine Hospital. According to the random number table, the patients were randomized into a moxibustion group (30 cases) and an estazolam ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Yanjun WANG, Yixu HAN, Yutong HU, Lihua ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the comprehensive curative effect of acupuncture manipulation of regulating governor vessel and unblocking brain for post stroke depression associated with anxiety.MethodsSixty-four patients with post stroke depression associated with anxiety were randomly divided into 2 groups according to the random numbers generated by spss16.0 software, the group of acupuncture manipulation of regulating governor vessel and unblocking brain (group A) and me...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, 60 patients facing surgery were randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients each. Those patients in the intervention group received simultaneous acupressure at the Yintang and HE-7 acupoints for 5 minutes before surgery, and patients in the control group received intervention at a sham acupoint. The anxiety level of patients was preoperatively assessed twice using the Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [STAI]. The mean anxiety scores of the two groups were shown to be insignificantly different before the intervention [p=0.859], whereas a significant difference between the mean anxiety scor...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsFew clinical trials of acupuncture, and complementary medicine interventions generally, document details of the process by which they ensured the model validity of their trial intervention. It is recommended that researchers in acupuncture, and other forms of complementary medicine, adopt appropriate methodological approaches to ensure model validity.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the clinical effect of Auricular Acupuncture (AA) on the anxiety-levels of university students.MethodsAn experimental, prospective, randomized, controlled and single-blinded study was conducted. The sample included university students (N = 69), unfamiliar to acupuncture, under no psychotropic medication, with no known psychiatric or thyroid disorders. Individuals were randomly allocated to the Experimental Group (EG, n = 25): verum AA points; Placebo Group (PG, n = 22): sham AA points in neurological segments distinct from the verum AA and the Control group (CG, n = 22): without...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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