The effect of acupuncture on salivary flow rates in patients with xerostomia

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Title

The effect of acupuncture on salivary flow rates in patients with xerostomia

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Journal Publication

Date

1992

volume

73(3)

pages

293-298

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

Of 21 patients with severe xerostomia, 11 were treated with acupuncture and 10 patients received placebo acupuncture. Those patients who received acupuncture treatment showed increased salivary flow rates during and after the acupuncture treatment. The improved salivary values persisted during the observation year, whereas the patients who received placebo acupuncture showed some improvement of salivary flow rates only during the actual treatment. The results of the present study indicate that acupuncture may be a useful adjunct for the stimulation of salivary flow in some patients with xerostomia

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Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

12 Weeks

has health condition studied

Stomatognathic Diseases

has study population number

21

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