Acupuncture helps Dental Anxiety

Acupuncture helps dental anxiety. American authors lead by the University of Detroit, have concluded acupuncture helps dental anxiety. The reviewers surveyed 408 articles, covering over 50000 patients trying 14 different non-pharmaceutical interventions. Acupuncture, acupressure, music, CBT, relaxation and hypnosis were among the most successful. Acupuncture and acupressure, although not widely tested, were given an effectiveness rating of 100%.

(Dealing with Anxious Patients: A Systematic Review of the Literature on Nonpharmaceutical Interventions to Reduce Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Medical or Dental Procedures. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, September 2021.)