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Acupuncture Soothes Dental Anxiety

Natural Solution to Ease Worry

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Dental anxiety, which can produce dizziness, nausea and breathing difficulties in 4 to 30 percent of patients worldwide, may be relieved by acupuncture, according to research from the University of York, in the UK. Analyzing six studies of 800 patients, researchers found that acupuncture reduced anxiety by an average of eight points on an 80-point scale, a level considered clinically significant.


This article appears in the October 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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