What Is Acupuncture and How Does It Work?

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve overall function.

The scientific explanation is that stimulating acupuncture points causes the nerves to activate the brain which in turn releases chemicals that reduce pain, enhance mood, or release hormones to create balance.
Acupuncture is used to promote health, prevent illness and to treat many medical conditions. It is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension, stress and emotional conditions. This is very helpful in the dental office where many patients struggle with dental fears, phobias, and emotional stress.

Acupuncture can provide relief from acute and chronic dental issues such as:

  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Chronic muscle pain and spasms
  • Atypical facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Hyperactive gag reflex
  • Dental anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Sinus congestion
  • Post-operative pain