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Dental Acupuncture

Holistic treatment at Orion utilizing Acupuncture

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person – body, mind, spirit, and emotions – in the quest for optimal health and wellness. 

Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.

The dental team at Orion believes in treating every patient in a holistic manner. 

Dr. Natalia DeSilva successfully treats conditions like TMJ disorders, decreased salivation after radiation therapy (xerostomia), Trigeminal Neuralgia, Myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome, bruxism, smoking cessation, to name a few, entirely without medication, and solely with the use of Acupuncture treatment. She had a keen interest in acupuncture therapy right from the year 1997 but only found the opportunity to complete her diploma in Medical Acupuncture in 2016. She uses it as an adjunct to the present therapeutic modalities with great benefits.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) defines acupuncture as:

The stimulation of certain points on or near the surface of the human body through any technique of point stimulation with or without the insertion of needles, these include the use of electrical, magnetic, light and sound energy, cupping and moxibustion (the burning on or over the skin of selected herbs), to normalize physiologic functions or to treat various conditions of the human body.

Many patients express concerns about acupuncture due to their needle phobia. Unlike other needles, acupuncture needles are solid and hair-thin. This makes therapy comfortable for the person receiving treatment. The needles are inserted no more than a half-inch to an inch depending on the type of treatment being delivered. Acupressure, the application of pressure to key points with the fingers, and auricular acupuncture, the application of small needles, vicaria seeds, pellets, or ear tacks to specific points of the ear, may serve as alternatives for patients with needle phobia.

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