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Relieve Anxiety at the Dentist

Acupuncture Now Available in Rochester Hills

Natural Awakenings News: Relieve Anxiety at the Dentist

It might seem counterintuitive to have a healthcare professional work on a patient’s ear at a periodontist’s office, but this is a daily occurrence for Donna Taylor, a nurse for 46 years and wife of Rochester Hills Periodontist Eric K. Taylor, DDS. Certified in acupuncture in 2011 by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, she performs auricular acupuncture to relieve the anxiety, pain and cravings for toxic substances of patients, coworkers and family members.

Auricular acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny, sterile, hair-thin needles into specific points on the ears that target relaxation as well as the kidney, liver and lung organ systems. A session does not usually hurt and lasts about 45 minutes.

Taylor received her training at a residence for patients who needed to detox and worked there for seven years. “These patients felt much better overall and had fewer withdrawal-related headaches after receiving acupuncture,” she explains.

She then integrated acupuncture into the practice of Eric K. Taylor, DDS. “Results include reduced anxiety before surgery, decreased pain in the jaw and joints during and after surgery, reduced blood pressure and smoking cessation,” she says. "One person who smoked for 20 years was able to quit. Another had very high blood pressure that went down as soon as the needles went in. A front desk employee who tended to tighten her shoulders and get headaches from stress was able to completely relax after receiving acupuncture.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Donna Taylor at 248-652-7300. Eric K. Taylor, DDS, is located at 455 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills. Their website is EricTaylorDDS.com.

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