By Johansson A; Wenneberg B; Wagersten C; Haraldson T.
Acupuncture in treatment of facial muscular pain.
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 1991 Jun, 49(3):153-8.
Pub type: Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial.
AT: UCLA Biomed W1 AC812
(PE title: Acta odontologica scandinavica)
Abstract: Forty-five individuals with long-standing facial pain or headache of
muscular origin were randomly allocated into three groups. The first group
was treated with acupuncture, the second group received an occlusal splint,
and the third group served as controls.
Both acupuncture and occlusal
splint therapy significantly reduced subjective symptoms and clinical signs
from the stomatognathic system. No differences between these two groups
were found with regard to treatment effects. It is concluded that
acupuncture is an alternative method to conventional stomatognathic
treatment for individuals with craniomandibular disorders of muscular