Acupuncture for Tooth Pain

dental pain acupunctureWithin traditional acupuncture dental problems including tooth pain are a result of the body building up excess heat or when the flow of energy to the mouth is disrupted. In this instance, acupuncturists tend to work by improving and detoxifying the meridians in and around the affected area to help relieve the pain. By using acupuncture in this way any obstructed energy is cleared allowing the canals that lead to the upper or lower jaw to be opened.

There are three main meridian points that are associated with dental issues; TH21, the ear gate, ST 6 the jawbone and ST7 below the joint. The first point is located where the upper jaw and ear meet and within acupuncture, this point is used to alleviate any upper jaw toothaches the patient may be experiencing. This is part of the triple heater meridian with ST 6 and ST 7 which works by regulating the function of the head, navel and chest areas of the body.

The ST 6 meridian is located along the stomach and helps with the relief of mouth and jaw pain. The stomach is able to connect 45 points from all over your body and because it works by regulating the acid and enzymes it can help with any gum and teeth problems you may be suffering with. The ST 7 point is also located along the stomach and it used to help treat lower jaw tooth aches and pains.

Many studies have been carried out on the effectiveness of acupuncture on dental issues and have shown evidence of being an effective treatment. In 1999 a controlled trial study was carried out where sham acupuncture was used on one set of patients and real acupuncture treatment was given to the other group. The results showed that the genuine acupuncture treatment was more effective than the placebo in preventing post-op pain.


For additional information regarding how we can use acupuncture to remedy your dental distress, call us free on 0800 051 76 88.

Benefits of Acupuncture for Gynaecological Issues

facial massage relaxing theraphy on woman faceGynaecological problems encompass a whole range of diseases and issues such as infertility, menopause disorder, abnormal bleeding, premenstrual tension and many more. Within traditional acupuncture most of these problems relate to internal organs, blood and meridians. Because of this, the treatment mainly focuses on each of the internal organs to regulate, nourish and harmonise the blood moving through the body. In addition to this, a controlled daily diet containing the correct nutrients and vitamins is required alongside the acupuncture treatments to achieve the best results.

Due to their complimentary nature, many acupuncturists will often recommend the combined treatments of traditional acupuncture and western medicine. For instance, a common gynaecological problem is pelvic inflammatory disease and patients often find that the prolonged use of antibiotics reduces their efficacy because a greater tolerance is built up. Within the world of acupuncture pelvic inflammatory disease is not an illness  included in the list of ailments treatments can help. However, the disease comes with symptoms such as Oophoritism, Pelvic Peritonitis and Endormetritis which are classed as treatable diseases within traditional acupuncture and therefore can be worked with.

Various studies over the past few years have shown evidence of acupuncture and combined medication being very effective in providing women with relief from their gynaecological issues. Acupuncture as a standalone treatment has also proved useful for patients who have been unable to take antibiotics due to allergies, have been unable to have surgery or have experienced mild to severe side effects from their hormone therapy. Most gynaecological diseases are linked to endocrine disorders and within traditional medicine this is seem as an imbalance of yin and yang within the body. Acupuncture aims to restore balance and allow the body the reaffirm its ability to be self-sufficient and properly regulate to create a harmonious state within the body.


To find out more about how acupuncture can help you, including gynaecological issues, contact Acupuncture That Works today on 0800 051 76 88.