Usefulness of Shiatsu Massage on Cervico-brachial Area and Transcutaneous Electrical Acupuncture-point Stimulation(TEAS)in Dental Treatment

Author: Ueda E//Fukuoka H//Koyama Y//Fukuoka A
Fukuoka Dental Clinic Research Laboratory of Integrative Medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2002
Other: Volume ID: 20 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 412-416 , Word Count: 68

Through observation of plethysmography (PTG), body compressive elasticity system (BCES), change in gingival blood-flow rate, EEG topogram and effectiveness in preventing unpleasant postoperative symptoms after complicated tooth extraction, we examined the usefulness of preoperative application of Transcutaneous Electrical Acupuncture-point Stimulation(TEAS)and Shiatsu massage on the cervico-brachial area in inducing psychosomatic relaxation, reducing patient anxiety and tension before intrusive operations and preventing the manifestation of unpleasant postoperative symptoms.