We are now able to offer acupuncture to our patients as part of your dental care. Both Dr Jasvinder and Samantha Jugdev have undergone training to provide this effective technique.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a medical treatment originating from China thousands of years ago. Chinese practitioners found that from thorough examination of their patients they found points on the body that could be joined up and when fine needles were placed in these points the patients felt improvement in their symptoms. Acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular all over the world and is now used in western medicine for a range of medical conditions. Research often shows that acupuncture, for some conditions, can be as effective as conventional treatments and often with fewer side effects.
How can acupuncture be used in dentistry?
Dental conditions that can help in dentistry are:
TMJ (jaw joint) problems and pain
Muscle spasm in the head and neck
Stress headaches and migraines
Acupuncture is particularly effective for pain associated with the joint and it's associated muscles and for reducing the gag reflex .
What does Acupuncture feel like?
Having had acupuncture ourselves we can report that you may feel a warm, numb, relaxing sensation. This is called the 'De-qui sensation' which may be associated with feeling tired, light-headed or eurphoric. Patients have reported that this is often associated with an instant improvement of their symptoms.