Acupuncture meets dentistry

Meridians influence all systems and, if imbalanced, health changes can occur and show up as symptoms of pain or dysfunction.

by Dr. T. Aristotle Economou — 

Our bodies contain a system of bio-energetic pathways called meridians, which act as conductors and are mapped throughout the entire body. A variety of applications and techniques are used to stimulate these pathways, such as lasers or needles (acupuncture).

Historians agree that the science of acupuncture (meridian therapy) is between 5,000 and 7,000 years old. If you look at diagrams you will observe various lines (meridians) throughout the body. Meridians influence all systems and, if imbalanced, health changes can occur and show up as symptoms of pain or dysfunction.

The locations of these meridians are not limited to the arms, legs and trunk but are also in the jaw muscles and around the teeth. The field of dentistry is now beginning to embrace and recognize the benefits of acupuncture during dental procedures.

Using a technique called acupuncture relaxation, meridians are stimulated at various energy points on the body to help relax the patient and, more importantly, areas of the jaw and face. It is beneficial to the patient for the jaw area to be as relaxed as possible; this will help achieve optimal results.

By requesting acupuncture relaxation, a patient can receive increased comfort during a dental procedure.

 

Dr. T. Aristotle Economou, an acupuncturist and doctor of chiropractic, has teamed up with Scottsdale dentist, Dr. Rani Chatterjee at the Center for Gentle Dentistry, A Holistic Approach. Dr. Chatterjee is a holistic dentist who offers a wellness approach under one roof that supports the well-being and comfort of patients. 480-874-8455 or www.DrAristotle.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 27, Number 4, August/September 2008.

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