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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Incorporating Acupuncture And Auriculotherapy In Dental Practice [incorporación De La Acupuntura Y La Auriculoterapia En El Ejercicio De La Odontología]
Author: Da Silva Goncalo C.
Carlos Pereira A.
Abstract: Introduction and Objectives: The need to practice dentistry with an overall view of the human being, has led to the search for auxiliary/complementary treatment options, rupturing the paradigm that the dentist and his/her scope of professional activity are exclusively confined to the manual and mechanical dexterity used in performing operative procedures. The aim of this article was to present through literature review a sequence of acupoints located in certain areas of the human body capable of being seen by the acupuncturist dentist, and providing him/her with direct access to the puncture location. Method: The inclusion criteria established by the authors was base don the location of the acupoints, starting with the principle that dental patients are frequently attended while they are lying back, considering the anatomic design of the chair traditionally used in dental offices. The literature used for developing the sequence of acupoints presented in this text was based on the current bibliography available on the subject (atlas and theoretical books). Results: 142 acupoints directly related to the main afflictions connected with dental practice were found, moreover the auricular points more frequently employed. Final considerations: Bibliographic literature related to the specific use of acupuncture and auriculotherapy in dentistry is scarce, therefore, in this literature review, information was made available with regard to the main acupoints for incorporating acupuncture into dental practice, thus making a contribution towards encouraging the search for knowledge about these therapeutic resources applied to this area of health. © 2010 Elsevier España S.L.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S1887-8369(10)70044-2
Date Issue: 2010
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