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Acupuncture and the Gag Reflex

A small study published in the British Dental Journal (2006; 201(11): 721-5) looked at the effect acupuncture had on the gag reflex. There were 37 subjects, none of whom were able to have impressions taken because of a severe gag reflex. All of the subjects received acupuncture at one point (CV-24). After the acupuncture treatment 30 of the patients (81%) experienced enough suppression of the gag reflex for dental impressions to be taken