Acupressure– A Review with a Current and Future Prospective in Dentistry

Authors

  • Dharnappa Poojary1 , Diksha Singh2 , Rubina Anjum3 , Dieu Thuy Dao4 , Shailesh Kudva5

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1416

Keywords:

Acupressure, Acupuncture, Traditional Medicine, Dentistry, Alternative

Abstract

Alternative, collaborative, complimentary, integrative, natural, unconventional and holistic are the terms

that are used to describe that do not conform to mainstream allopathic/western/orthodox health approaches.

WHO supports traditional and alternative medicines when these have demonstrated benefits for the patient

with minimal risks.

In general, the harder a medical problem is to treat, the more treatment strategies exist. Patients and physicians

are constantly looking for alternatives to drug therapy.

Empirical and scientific evidence exists to support the benefits of acupuncture, manual therapies and

several medicinal plants for chronic or mild conditions. For instance, the effectiveness of acupuncture,

a popular treatment for relieving pain, has been demonstrated both through numerous clinical trials and

laboratory experiments. As a result, 90% of pain clinics in the United Kingdom and 70% in Germany include

acupuncture as a form of treatment.

Acupressure is an easier form of Acupuncture wherein this technique of applying gentle pressure to various

‘pressure points’ on the body is used to cure various Diseases including relief of Pain.

The aim of this paper is to give a introduction to acupuncture/acupressure to the general dental practitioner

and to understand its history, background, current trends, the relevance and the possibilities of its practice

in dentistry.

Author Biography

Dharnappa Poojary1 , Diksha Singh2 , Rubina Anjum3 , Dieu Thuy Dao4 , Shailesh Kudva5

1 Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Manipal College of Dental Sciences,

Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India, 2Associate Professor, Department of Oral

Pathology, KGMC, Lucknow, 3Professor and Head , Department of Oral Pathology, Indira Gandhi Govt Dental

College, Jammu, 4 Faculty, National Hospital Of Traditional medicine, Hanoi, Vietnam, 5 Professor & Head,

Department of Oral Pathology, Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Dharnappa Poojary1 , Diksha Singh2 , Rubina Anjum3 , Dieu Thuy Dao4 , Shailesh Kudva5. (2020). Acupressure– A Review with a Current and Future Prospective in Dentistry. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 320-325. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1416

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