Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-297X
MARTINEZ RAMOS, Mayra Raquel; CORONA CARPIO, Marcia Hortensia; GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ, Walkyria y GARCIA MILANES, Marylena. Efficacy of Bach´ s flower therapy in first-grade schoolchildren who have the habit of finger sucking.. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2007, vol.44, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-297X.
A phase III controlled clinical assay was carried out in 60 children aged 6-7 years, who had the habit of finger sucking and were treated in the Provincial Teaching Dental Clinic of Santiago de Cuba province, from September 2005 to June 2006. The objective was to prove the efficacy of Bach´s flower therapy for eliminating finger sucking. The randomly selected sample was divided into 2 groups under treatment, that is, the study group and the control group with 30 patients each; the first received Bach´s therapy and the other the standard treatment. Both groups were evaluated after 7, 15 and 21 days and also at 3rd and 6th months. After completion of treatment, it was observed that 66.6% of children had dropped that habit in the study group whereas only 20% had succeded in the control group. The application of Bach´s flower therapy proved to be effective to elimitate the habit of finger sucking, so we recommend to extend the use of this variant to other dental centers in the province.
Palabras llave : deforming habit; finger sucking; flower therapy .