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A team from the UK have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety.

In a review of six trials conducted to investigate the effects of acupuncture on patients with dental anxiety, the team from the University of York used a points scale to measure anxiety in the 800 patients involved.

Their analysis—which is published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine—found that anxiety reduced by eight points when dental patients were given acupuncture as a treatment. This level of reduction is considered to be clinically relevant, suggesting that acupuncture could be a possibility for tackling dental anxiety.

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(Source: BITE Magazine)

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