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The short-term phase of a comparative effectiveness study suggests that a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs is a safe and effective treatment for chronic facial pain caused by temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

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A study carried out at the Department for Family Medicine at the University of Maryland has shown that acupuncture is more effective than placebo in the treatment of postoperative oral surgery pain (Archives of Otolaryngology –...

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In this study carried out at the University of Maryland, patients were randomly assigned to an acupuncture group or a placebo acupuncture group after third molar surgical extractions. The acupuncture group were treated at Hegu...

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A Brazilian study has concluded that electroacupuncture (EA) is effective at controlling postoperative pain after dental surgery. Twenty-four patients with symmetrically impacted mandibular third molars were selected. Each patient...

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Twenty-five patients suffering from orofacial pain (myofascial pain 15, temperomandibular joint synovitis 5, fibromyalgia 2, neuropathic pain 2, trigeminal neuralgia 1) were assessed for pain before and after treatment by...

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In this study carried out at the University of Maryland, patients were randomly assigned to an acupuncture group or a placebo acupuncture group after third molar surgical extractions. The acupuncture group were treated at Hegu...

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A retrospective study of 201 patients treated for facial pain by acupuncture over a 10-year period at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, Scotland, showed that overall 62.7% reported improvement. For those with temperomandibular...

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Pain tolerance in the masticatory muscles of patients suffering from chronic myofascial pain has been found to increase significantly with acupuncture when compared with sham acupuncture. Acupuncture at Hegu L.I.-4 was compared...

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