Could Acupuncture Be Useful in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Dysfunction?

@article{Grillo2015CouldAB,
  title={Could Acupuncture Be Useful in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Dysfunction?},
  author={C{\'a}ssia Maria Grillo and Giancarlo de la Torre Canales and Ronaldo Seichi Wada and Marcelo Corr{\^e}a Alves and C{\'e}lia Marisa Rizzatti Barbosa and Fausto B{\'e}rzin and Maria da Luz Ros{\'a}rio de Sousa},
  journal={Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={192-9}
}
In this study, the effects of acupuncture in comparison with flat occlusal plane appliance were evaluated in patient with myogenic temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). The sample consisted of 40 women with TMD and unbalanced energy predominance of Yang Liver Ascension, selected using the Renying and Cunkou pulses, randomly divided into two groups: acupuncture and splint. The effect of treatments on the masseter and anterior temporal muscles was evaluated after 4 weeks of treatment, by means of… CONTINUE READING