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Research Archive

Welcome to our Chinese medicine and acupuncture research news pages. We add to the content of these pages continuously as more research news comes in. Browse through the complete archive below or use the category links on the right.

Please note that the most twenty recent research archive items are free to view but access to the thousands of items in the archive require a journal subscription.

Adding ear acupuncture to conventional occlusal splint therapy can lead to rapid improvements in pain relief for patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) ...

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The authors of a Brazilian study have concluded that for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) involving joint components, local acupuncture is the most effective, while for TMD of muscular origin, distal needling are most effective

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Acupuncture analgesia is a useful method of pain control in patients with acute dental pain, a Brazilian study has found. A sample of 120 patients waiting for emergency den

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A systematic review by Swiss authors supports the use of acupuncture in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

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Korean authors have found moderate evidence that acupuncture is effective at reducing symptoms associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Nineteen studies were systematically reviewed. There was moderate evidence that classical acupuncture ha

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Needling active myofascial trigger points (TrPs) in the jaw muscles of patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) increases pain tolerance and improves jaw-opening ability, according to research carried out in Spain. Twelve female TMD patients

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A double-blind randomised controlled trial followed twenty-seven patients suffering from temporomandibular joint myofascial pain (TMJ/MP) who were assigned to receive either real acupuncture or a sham acupuncture intervention. Real acupuncture was fo

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Chinese medicine (TCM) was demonstrated to be significantly more effective for temperomandibular joint disorders than speciality care (SC) in a study of 110 women randomised to receive one or the other. TCM consisted of individualised acupuncture, he

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An audit of 60 patients with temperomandibular joint dysfunction was compiled from the practices of 15 dentists who were applying for the diploma of the British Dental Acupuncture Society. The mean age of the patients (predominantly female) was 40

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A pilot study carried out in the USA has assessed the feasibility of studying whole systems of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and naturopathic medicine (NM) as treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The study compared TCM and NM with s

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