2022 Volume 10 Issue 1

A Prospective Clinical Study To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of Acupuncture Treatment For Temporomandibular Joint Muscular Disorder


Ahila Singaravel Chidambaranathan, Thulasingam Culathur
Abstract

The main purpose of the clinical study was to evaluate the effect of acupuncture treatment for pain due to TMJ muscular disorder. A total of 15 patients between 14 and 50 years with pain around TMJ  without radiographic changes were included and acupoints Ting Hui, Ting gong, Ermen, Fengchi, Baihui He Gu, and He Gu were selected in which a sterile 32 gauge ½ inch stainless steel needles were manually inserted to a depth of 3 to 7 mm and stimulated by giving clockwise and counter clockwise motion for 30 seconds for every 10 minutes for 3 sessions, then the needles were removed from the respective acupoints. The treatment was pursued once a week continuously for 6 months and the pain scores were calculated using the Visual Analog Scale. The obtained pain scores were statistically analyzed using repeated ANOVA and Post hoc tests (Bonferroni). The results of this study showed that the pain score was reduced by 2 and 4.13 units after 3 and 6 months of acupuncture treatment for TMJ muscular disorders. TMJ disorder muscular pain had come to a minimum level and also mouth opening has come to near normal after 6 months of acupuncture treatment.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
Chidambaranathan A S, Culathur T. A Prospective Clinical Study To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of Acupuncture Treatment For Temporomandibular Joint Muscular Disorder. Ann Dent Spec. 2022;10(1):34-8. https://doi.org/10.51847/172V2CMsF3
APA
Chidambaranathan, A. S., & Culathur, T. (2022). A Prospective Clinical Study To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of Acupuncture Treatment For Temporomandibular Joint Muscular Disorder. Annals of Dental Specialty, 10(1),34-38. https://doi.org/10.51847/172V2CMsF3
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