International Journal of Orthodontic Rehabilitation

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26--30

Acupressure therapy in orthodontics: A review


Abhimanyu Rohmetra, Ragni Tandon, Kamlesh Singh, Ankita Jaiswal 
 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Acupressure (acupuncture + pressure) is an alternative medicine technique derived from acupuncture. Here, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the elbow, hand, or with various devices. There are literally thousands of acupressure points on the body. Many of the problems encountered in dental clinics can be curbed using these pressure techniques very easily and it is not an invasive process like acupuncture. The article provides a review of pressure techniques and its use (focusing on gaging, dental anxiety, and temporomandibular joint pain) in orthodontic as well as any other dental setup.


How to cite this article:
Rohmetra A, Tandon R, Singh K, Jaiswal A. Acupressure therapy in orthodontics: A review.Int J Orthod Rehabil 2017;8:26-30


How to cite this URL:
Rohmetra A, Tandon R, Singh K, Jaiswal A. Acupressure therapy in orthodontics: A review. Int J Orthod Rehabil [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Aug 24 ];8:26-30
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