Clinical observation on tuina plus Baixiao moxibustion for temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome

AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of tuina plus Baixiao moxibustion in the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome (TJDS).MethodsA total of 70 TJDS patients who met the inclusion criteria were randomized into an observation group and a control group by flipping a coin, with 35 cases in each group. Patients in the observation group were treated with tuina plus Baixiao moxibustion, while patients in the control group received oral intake of diclofenac potassium (75 mg/pill) at 1 pill after every dinner. Both tuina and Baixiao moxibustion were done once a day during treatment. The therapeutic evaluation was evaluated after 10 treatments in both groups. The maximum mouth opening distance and visual analog scale (VAS) were observed before and after treatment, and the therapeutic efficacy was also compared.ResultsAfter treatment, the maximum mouth opening distance and VAS improved in both groups (allP
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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