Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Several herbal remedies have been used historically to treat dry mouth, such as teas made from marshmallow or slippery elm, but there are no recent studies showing benefit or harm in using them for dry mouth.

Electroacupuncture, which involves stimulating traditional acupuncture points on the skin using electrodes rather than the traditional needles, looks promising in some studies on dry mouth treatment. However, researchers are still working to determine whether this therapy is truly better than others for dry mouth.

Aug. 25, 2015