The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Behavioral training and biofeedback to treat temporomandibular dysfunction

    Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction involves face pain, clicking sounds, and limited movement of the jaw. About 33% of the population has it; fewer need treatment.

    This study suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy plus biofeedback is cost-effective treatment.

    96 patients with TMJ dysfunction for less than 6 months were assigned to treatment or no treatment and followed for a year.

    The treated group had lower jaw-related health care cost.

    There are lots of drug and surgical treatment options. Lots of CAM options too. Behavioral training plus biofeedback appears to be a cost-effective option for TMJ dysfunction.

    Before investing in expensive treatments, try simpler remedies first.

    Illustration: Cool Nurse

    2/17/07 16:59 JR

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