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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CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings of moderate quality evidence, this review found that some non-pharmacological interventions such as acupuncture and extracorporeal shockwave therapy are likely to result in a decrease in prostatitis symptoms and may not be associated with a greater incidence of adverse event. The QoE for most other comparisons was predominantly low. Future clinical trials should include a full report of their methods including adequate masking, consistent assessment of all patient-important outcomes including potential treatment-related adverse events and appropriate sample sizes. PMID: 29757454 [Pub...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
(University of York) Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety.
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The objective of this paper is to review the literature on the effectiveness of acupuncture and electroacupuncture for the treatment of patients with anxiety disorders in order to find strong scientific evidence for its regular practice in Western culture. The systematic review of the clinical research was focused on published clinical trials (controlled, randomized and non-randomized) regarding the treatment of anxiety with acupuncture. Only clinical trials where anxiety was treated as the therapeutic target, and not as a secondary measurement or being associated with other health condition or disease, were considered. Tw...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
Abstract Anxiety disorders are a current public health issue, as an estimated 16.5% of the Portuguese population suffers from this condition. The goal of this descriptive study was to analyze the efficiency of the treatment of integrative medicine (acupuncture and therapeutic massage) to reduce anxiety disorders and to describe the sociodemographic characteristics of Integrative Medicine Institute (IMI) patients. To this end, a documental analysis from the data base of the clinical reports of IMI was performed, with the approval of the Ethics Committee of the Health Sciences Research Unit with informed consents be...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
Woven fabrics, soft lighting, calming colors and plenty of greenery make up the offices of Mend Acupuncture. The clinic opened in the Remington Row mixed-use development opened in 2016. A second location in Lutherville opened last year. Acupuncture is often used to manage health difficulties such as digestive problems, anxiety and depression, autoimmune disease and discomforts such as headaches and bac k pain. Many women also use acupuncture treatments for help with fertility and premenstrual syndrome.…
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Conclusion The thermosensitive moxibustion at the yuan-source points of the liver and gallbladder meridians significantly improves the sleep quality, relieves the symptoms of anxiety and depression and enhances the therapeutic effects in the patients of insomnia differentiated as liver qi stagnation. Hence, this therapy deserves to be recommended in clinical practice.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, EarlyView.
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Background: Acupuncture has been widely, used in Asian countries since the Yuan Dynasty in China. Moreover, acupuncture has been reported to exhibit anti-allergy effects in many clinical trials. This systematic review will assess the effectiveness, and safety of acupuncture for anxiety treatment. Methods: Eleven databases, including Asian databases, will be searched for studies conducted through December in the year 2017. We will include randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing acupuncture for anxiety. The risk of bias will be evaluated using the Cochrane risk of bias assessment tool, and confidence in the cumula...
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Conclusions There is limited evidence from two good quality trials that auricular acupuncture can achieve a significant and clinically meaningful reduction of anxiety in dental patients. There is no conclusive effect of acupuncture when compared with a sham/placebo control.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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