Many people are reluctant visit to the dentist because of fear. Though visiting the dentist, ideally should be done every 6 months. But, now you can dispel the fear that, by using acupuncture. So, there’s no excuse anymore not consult a dentist regularly.
The findings, published in the journal “Acupuncture in Medicine ‘offer convenience for people who are phobic to the dentist.
Only take five minutes just to eliminate this fear. Method of treatment is to put the needle in two specific acupuncture points on the head. The result, within five minutes in this way able to conquer the fear of the patient.
Research conducted by eight dentists in the UK is declared, these findings are very helpful to overcome the problem of fear and tension the patient before the visit to the dentist.
Dr. Palle Rosted, who led the study said, “Although the new results felt a small number of patients, but in future all patients can feel the benefits,” said Rosted as quoted from page bbcnews.com.
On average those who have this phobia are in their 40s and had been suffering from a phobia to the dentist for 20-30 years. Many ways that have been taken to overcome this fear, ranging from how hypnosis and relaxation techniques. However, all the ways it fails because it is considered ineffective.
While the fear of treatment with acupuncture techniques are performed in just five minutes, proved to be effective to dispel the fear of the patient. Technique, before regular health routine dental examination, the patient should have to undergo acupuncture. In this way, according Rosted powerful enough to help create relaxation.
From experiments performed on 20 patients, they were asked to assess what is perceived before and after acupuncture treatment. This calculation uses a scale with a tool known as the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI). The result, all patients feel calm and relaxed after undergoing acupuncture.
Professor Damien Walmsley of the British Dental Association said, in addition to cheap, fast and simple acupuncture technique can be learned the dentist to address patient fears.
Currently, the researchers plan a randomized controlled trial with more patients to further test the acupuncture therapy.