Welcome to our Chinese medicine and acupuncture research news pages. We add to the content of these pages continuously as more research news comes in. Browse through the complete archive below or use the category links on the right.

Please note that the most twenty recent research archive items are free to view but access to the thousands of items in the archive require a journal subscription.


A systematic review by Swiss authors supports the use of acupuncture in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

Read more


Korean authors have found moderate evidence that acupuncture is effective at reducing symptoms associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Nineteen studies were systematically reviewed. There was moderate evidence that...

Read more


Needling active myofascial trigger points (TrPs) in the jaw muscles of patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) increases pain tolerance and improves jaw-opening ability, according to research carried out in Spain. Twelve...

Read more


A double-blind randomised controlled trial followed twenty-seven patients suffering from temporomandibular joint myofascial pain (TMJ/MP) who were assigned to receive either real acupuncture or a sham acupuncture intervention....

Read more


An audit of 60 patients with temperomandibular joint dysfunction was compiled from the practices of 15 dentists who were applying for the diploma of the British Dental Acupuncture Society. The mean age of the patients...

Read more


Chinese medicine (TCM) was demonstrated to be significantly more effective for temperomandibular joint disorders than speciality care (SC) in a study of 110 women randomised to receive one or the other. TCM consisted of...

Read more


A pilot study carried out in the USA has assessed the feasibility of studying whole systems of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and naturopathic medicine (NM) as treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The study...

Read more