Acupuncture for Dental Pain

Dental Pain is often accompanied by a range of other symptoms which, combined together leave you feeling drained and irritable. The British Acupuncture Council website states that “controlled trials have shown that ear acupuncture is as effective as intranasal midazolam in reducing dental anxiety and more effective than placebo in helping to reduce post-operative dental pain”.

ATW11_Pain Relief logo (LR)Acupuncture aims to help relieve dental pain by stimulating nerves within muscles and other tissues to release endorphins as certain acupuncture point have been shown to affect the way the brain and spinal cord process pain and stress, reduce inflammation and promote relaxation by disabling the ‘analytical’ brain which is responsible for anxiety.

The number of acupuncture session needed can vary as some people feel its effects immediately whilst others may need a several visits to experience its full effect, however according to The British Dental Acupuncture Association 70% of patients treated for dental pain have benefitted from the treatment.


Acupuncture That Works are able to offer a range of acupuncture which could help if you are suffering from dental pain.  To find out more please call us on 0800 051 76 88 for a free no obligation consultation.

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