Efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of myofascial pain síndrome of the masticatory musculature

RESUMEN Objetivos: El s índrome de dolor miofascial (SDM) de la musculatura masticatoria (MM) constituye la patología más frecuente dentro de los trastornos temporomandibulares (TTM). En cuanto al tratamiento del SDM de la MM, no existen protocolos estandarizados. Hay evidencia de que la acupuntura es eficaz en el trata miento del dolor miofascial. El objetivo del presente estudio es analizar la eficacia de la acupuntura en el tratamiento del SDM de la MM en términos de reducción de la intensidad del dolor y la duración de la reducción del dolor en el tiempo. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio observ acional prospectivo en 30 pacientes diagnosticados de SDM de la MM que fueron tratados mediante 15 sesiones de acupuntura. Las variables del estudio fueron: 1) Porcentaje de pacientes que alcanzan una respuesta clínica relevante a lo largo del seguimiento (disminución del dolor de, al menos, un 50 % en la escala visual analógica con respecto al inicial o bien una reducción total del dolor a
Source: Revista Espanola de Cirugia Oral y Maxilofacial - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPCs), such as fibromyalgia (FM), temporomandibular disorder (TMD), episodic migraine (EM), tension-type headache (TTH), and low back pain (LBP) affect over 100 million Americans and costs the US economy billions of dollars each year22. A hallmark of the COPCs is their idiopathic pathogenesis20. Each individual condition produces pain unexplained by clinical findings such as injury or inflammation97. Furthermore, each is characterized by pain that persists “beyond the normal time of healing”, thereby meeting the IASP definition of chronicity67.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract AIMS: To investigate the effect of microsystem acupuncture on painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 887 treatments in 407 TMD-patients (mean age 45±1.5 years), who received microsystem acupuncture (mouth, scalp or fingers) with a focus on oral acupuncture. All patients systematically underwent palpation of specific muscular tender points and their pain rating was assessed on a four-point Likert scale (no pain to strong pain) before and after treatment. In 42 cases, the pain intensity was determined using a visual analogue scale (0-100 mm). As th...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the treatment effect of acupuncture on patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN) by case-control longitudinal blinded study.MethodsSixty ITN patients and 30 healthy subjects were included. The ITN patients were randomly assigned to acupuncture group (15 cases), sham-acupuncture group (15 cases) and carbamazepine group (30 cases), respectively. Clinical orofacial evaluation (including pain intensity and medication doses), research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (RDC/TMD) and Helkimo indexes (for functional evaluation of the masticatory system), and quantitative sen...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
In conclusion, volunteers with TMD presented a pattern of energy deficiency and the most prevalent imbalance patterns identified were in the Meridians coupled to the Kidney and Bladder, and in the Shao Yin (Heart/Kidney) and Shao Yang (Triple Energizer/Gall Bladder) Energetic Planes. The acupuncture points used were equally effective in reducing pain in both groups; increasing the unassisted mouth opening limitation without pain in the Treatment group, and were also effective in preserving the Yin energy in the Treatment group. The Yang energy decreased equally in both groups.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite the weak scientific evidence supporting its efficacy, acupuncture treatment appears to relieve the signs and symptoms of pain in myofascial TMD. More controlled and randomized clinical trials with larger sample sizes are needed in this field of research to verify these initial findings. PMID: 28738107 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Marcelo Rossiti Florian, Vera Lucia Rasera Zotelli, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa, Larissa Angélica Bachir Polloni Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is ranked the second leading cause of orofacial pain after toothache, and there is no effective standard treatment for all cases. Therefore, much research has been conducted in the therapeutic areas of TMD, such as acupuncture and electrotherapy, for this purpose. The aim of this research was to evaluate application of the neuromagnetic stimulator device...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Marcelo Rossiti Florian, Vera Lucia Rasera Zotelli, Maria Da Luz Rosário De Sousa, Larissa Angélica Bachir Polloni Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is ranked the second leading cause of orofacial pain after toothache, and there is no effective standard treatment for all cases. Therefore, much research has been conducted in the therapeutic area of TMD, such as Acupuncture and Electrotherapy for this purpose. The aim of this research was to evaluate application of the neuromagnetic stimulator device, ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results indicate that conventional acupuncture therapy is effective in reducing the degree of pain in patients with TMD, especially those with myofascial pain symptoms.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
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Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Conclusion The therapeutic effect of acupuncture at distal points combined with cupping at adjacent points in treatment of TMD is superior to that of single medicated cupping therapy.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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