Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain in Temporomandibular Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

@article{LaTouche2010AcupunctureIT,
  title={Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain in Temporomandibular Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials},
  author={Roy La Touche and Greg Goddard and Jos{\'e} Luis de-la-Hoz and Kelun Wang and Alba Paris‐Alemany and Santiago Angulo-D{\'i}az-Parre{\~n}o and Juan Paulo Sandoval Mesa and Marcia Sandra Hern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={The Clinical Journal of Pain},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={541-550}
}
ObjectivesThe aim of this study is to perform a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the scientific literature regarding the use of acupuncture in the treatment of pain associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). MethodsBy using electronic databases, the goal was to search and evaluate all the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in which acupuncture was used in the management of pain attributed to these clinical entities. For the meta-analysis, an adequate description of the results… 
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