Prevention of dental caries by acupuncture.


By acupuncture stimulation (at the Chinese meridian point), the total number of oral Streptococci and the caries-pathogenic bacteria, Streptococcus mutans, in the rats were decreased. The anti-RC-20 (Streptococcus mutans) titer of the rat serum increased as the result of acupuncture stimulation. Rat caries induced by a caries induced by a caries-inducing diet (6-PWV) was reduced by acupuncture stimulation.

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@article{Shimura1980PreventionOD, title={Prevention of dental caries by acupuncture.}, author={N Shimura and Carlos Nakamura and Yoshiyuki Hirayama and Akihito Turumoto and Shuichi Okada}, journal={The Bulletin of Tokyo Medical and Dental University}, year={1980}, volume={27 3}, pages={137-9} }