Toothache Pain Treatment
Acupuncture is an 8000 year old Chinese practice of relieving pain and healing. The ancients discovered that pain was mostly caused by blocked energy pathways. When these obstacles were released, with it went pain.
The instruments used in the olden days were blunt knives and bones from fishes. These impromptu tools were used to clear energy pathways. Modern technology provides trained acupuncturists like the ones practicing at Acupuncture of Columbus, with fine needles as thin as a strand of hair to perform the same function.
Acupuncture for toothache
Acupuncture can effectively relieve post-operative tooth pain. Chinese medicine practioners believe that tooth pain was a result of storing excess heat within the body or when energy flow is restricted along the mouth. Relieving dental pain is successful when the treatment is directed towards detoxifying pathways and easing circulation around the region affected. The role of acupuncture is to open channels that open into the lower or upper jaw.
3 acupuncture points for relieving tooth pain
- Point ST-7: This point is colloquially called the point ‘below the joint’. ST7 is the acupuncture point is along the stomach meridian is used for the treatment of pain along the lower jaw. The location of the point is in front of the ear- the point where the jaw meets the cheekbone. An acupuncturist will insert a sterile needle into this cavity to address any problems around the mouth region and poor digestion.
- Point ST-6: Colloquially this point is known as the ‘jawbone’. The location of this spot is along the stomach meridian and is linked to relieving troubled jaw including toothaches. The spot is situated in front of the mandible hinge over the fatty portion of the masseter muscle. There are over 45 points which are connected to the stomach median from head to toe. This channel is used to treat tooth ailments because of its well established regulation of stomach enzymes and acid.
- TH-21: TH-21 is also known as the ‘ear gate’. The location of this point is at the junction where the upper ear meets the jawbone. Upper jaw toothache is relieved by pricking a sterilized needle into this cavity. While the above two spots are a part of the stomach meridian, TH-21 belongs to the ‘triple heater’ meridian. This regulates the function of head, navel and chest. Given its name, the meridian is linked to hear or yang energy. All three points, ST-7, Th-21 and ST-6 are used in combination to address toothache.
There are many testimonials proving the effectiveness of acupuncture. It is to be noted here that acupuncture is used as a complement therapy or a post-operative treatment. The science of acupuncture addresses the symptoms and not the causative agent or source. If the toothache is persistent even after multiple sessions of acupuncture, consult a dentist to identify the problem. Before booking a session with our acupuncturist at Acupuncture of Columbus located at Columbus, OH, consult with the dentist. For more information on the available facilities, visit http://acupunctureofcolumbus.com
For more information about how acupuncture and other treatments can help you, please contact Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Steve Drugan,B.S., L.Ac., at 614.218.6287 or click here. Taking new patients in and around Columbus, Ohio.