Acupuncture in Dentistry and Wisdom Teeth


Many dentist promote extraction of the final molars (third molars) that comes out during our late teens or early 20’s. Extracting your wisdom teeth is unnecessary. There are many articles covering this lately.

Mike Adams exposes this dental scam in one of his earlier articles.

Many dentist claim that extraction is necessary because of overcrowding. The sad truth is that this is incorrect. Overcrowding of teeth exist because of improper growth of the jaw and the palate which is usually due to poor nutrition as stated by Dr. Weston A. Price, M.S., D.D.S., F.A.G.D. through his research.  Because of the improper formation of the jaw and palate the teeth has no room to grow out properly.

All your teeth exist for a reason. One of the function of teeth is to shape the face. More importantly, your teeth are living tissues and they interact with the body in some way. Your body function as a whole unit. Every part of your body has a purpose. In acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) this is strongly promoted. This chart identifies each teeth correlation with the body through the theory of TCM.

Because of this acupuncture can be used to stop toothaches. A good point for this is LI4 (Hegu.) You can apply strong pressure (acupressure) on this point to relieve toothaches because your Large Intestine channel crosses the face where your teeth is embedded.

A good acupuncture treatment is very relaxing and in many ways better than a massage. Therefore acupuncture is great for treating anxiety before seeing a dentist. Acupuncture is slowly being accepted in dentistry.

ABC News report that acupuncture can be used to relax patients before dental work.

At UNC School of Dentistry, acupuncture are being taught to dentists to treat:

  • Jaw (TMJ) pain or temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
  • Jaw (TMJ) clicking & locking
  • Atypical facial pain
  • Chronic muscle pain or spasm
  • Headache (tension headache, migraine)
  • Nerve pain (neuralgia, especially trigeminal neuralgia, neuropathic pain, nerve injury)
  • Prominent retch reflex (gagging)
  • Dental anxiety
  • Xerostomia (Dry mouth)
  • Altered sensations in the mouth
  • Dental post-operative pain

Think twice before extracting your wisdom teeth. Like every surgery there are risks. People have died doing a simple surgery for extracting wisdom teeth. Sadly these were teens that died from the surgery that was covered by ABC news.  One of the victim was Jenny Olenick, a 17-year-old junior at Marriotts Ridge High School in Woodstock, Md.

Kristen Tavares, 23, of Hilo, Hawaii went into a coma from surgery for extracting her wisdom teeth.

You don’t need your wisdom teeth extracted. Even more of a bigger scam with harmful side effect is orthodontic work with extraction.  Please visit Orthodontic-outrage website.

Avoid unnecessary surgeries to stay healthy. Find yourself a holistic dentists that do not promote wisdom teeth extraction.

There are no unnecessary body part or unwanted pieces in your body. It is uniquely created to work as a functional system which is the whole foundation of TCM and are the theories of acupuncture. Your body is beautiful. Through ignorance many doctors promote unnecessary surgeries and removal of body parts. Learn to appreciate your body and it will serve you well.



About the author:
E. Wong is a licensed acupuncturist in Texas that practices Traditional Chinese Medicine. With over 30 years of training in Tai Chi and Qi Gong, he shares his knowledge with his student as a Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor.

He believes in being a responsible denizen of this planet through actions such as recycling, alternative energy, and green living.


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Edward Wong is a licensed acupuncturist in Texas that practices Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is an alumni of American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
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