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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    Acupuncture to treat TMD?

    Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are due to problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw.

    Researchers at San Pablo CEU University, in Madrid, Spain reviewed the published research.

    First, the details.

    • 4 studies were of sufficient quality to include in the review.
    • All of the studies compared acupuncture treatment with placebo treatment.

    And, the results.

    • 3 studies reported short-term improvement of TMD signs and symptoms of a muscular origin.
    • 1 study found no significant difference between acupuncture and sham acupuncture.

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded that future studies should include more patients so the results will be more reliable.

    More about TMD is here.

    12/31/09 22:49 JR

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