HOLISTIC MEDICINE- NOVEL APPROACH FOR CERTAIN ORAL MUCOSAL LESIONS: A REVIEW
Vinod V. C., *Roza R. Baviskar, Sayali V. Kadam and Dipti M. Wakode
Dental health care professionals routinely rely on western medicine however there are certain lesions in the oral mucosa that are non -responsive to western medicine. As Dental health care professionals are facing challenges in managing acute or chronic dental conditions due to failure in regression of symptoms or side effects of various treatment disposals currently available. In light of these challenges, dental health care professionals look towards various holistic methods like Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Naturopathy or Homeopathy in managing certain diseases and conditions related to orofacial structures. Due to urbanization and work schedule there is an excessive intake of fast foods, beverages, spicy food intake, along with substance abuse that has created a varied plethora of general health as well as oral health conditions. This review highlights the different modalities of alternative therapies used in treatment of certain oral mucosal lesions.
Keywords: Alternative therapy, Oral mucosal lesions, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Holistic, Dentistry.
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