You may know that acupuncture uses fine needles which are inserted through the skin and gently stimulated by hand. The treatment doesn’t generally take very long, often uses about half a dozen needles (this varies on the patient), and is not usually painful, Modern research has shown that acupuncture can work on most of the body’s systems. The needles stimulate the nervous system, to produce a number of effects, modifying the way pain signals are felt, and releasing natural painkillers – endorphin & serotonin - in the nervous system. But acupuncture does more than just control pain, it improves health and well-being and many patients report feeling and sleeping sleep better following a treatment.

Conditions that your dentist might treat with acupuncture:


  • TMJ (jaw joint) pain
  • TMJ Clicking & locking
  • Facial Pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Chronic Stress Headache
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal & other Neuralgias
  • Rhinitis & Sinusitis
  • Prominent retch reflex
  • Dental Anxiety
  • Xerostomia (Dry mouth problems)
  • Altered sensations in the mouth
  • Post operative pain