Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 1979 ; 80(6): 383-8.
[A simplified method for producing postoperative analgesia in minor buccal operations by the use of acupuncture (author's transl)]
Postoperative analgesia by the use of acupuncture was attempted in 88 cases after stomatological operations, of which 60 were for impacted wisdom teeth. During the three years of clinical study of this method it has become simplified; from being applied before, during, and after operation, acupuncture is now used exclusively postoperatively without apparent effects on the analgesia obtained. The results appear to be extremely favourable in relation to those obtained under routine conditions after operation without acupuncture.