Traditional Chinese medicine and oral health

Zlatanovska, Katerina and Kovacevska, Ivona and Dimova, Cena and Longurova, Natasa and Naskova, Sanja (2017) Traditional Chinese medicine and oral health. In: First International Symposium for Traditional Chinese Medicine, 06 Dec 2017, Stip, Macedonia.

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Introduction: Traditional Chinese medicine with its long history of use has established its own and unique system of diagnosis and treatment of many different diseases. In most cases, the typical TCM in her treatment includes herbal and dietary therapy, acupuncture and qigong exercises. TCM considers the acupuncture to be particularly efficacious in all conditions and diseases above the neck, due to the convergence of all major meridians and qi flow at the top of the head. Material and methods: Few professional books intended for this issue, as well as searches and trials of abstracts and recent studies were included during this examination. Results: We found many studies that demonstrate the successful use of traditional Chinese medicine in leukoplakia, oral lichen planus, Sjögeren syndrome, aphthous stomatitis, headaches, neuralgia, and pain after tooth extraction. Discussion: Most of the papers were case reports and lacked standardized assessment criteria after completing treatment, as well as laboratory evidence that will support the findings. Conclusion: It requires randomized controlled clinical trials with specific assessment criteria to clarify some questions and close the gap between TCM and evidence-based medicine. Keywords: Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, oral diseases, oral health.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Katerina Zlatanovska
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 14:14
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 14:14

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