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J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2012 Mar;12(1):2-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2011.12.001.

Acupuncture may be no more effective than sham acupuncture in treating temporomandibular joint disorders.

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  • 1Howard University College of Dentistry, 600 W Street NW, Washington, DC 20059, USA. blaurence@howard.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE/QUESTION:

To compare the effectiveness of acupuncture-type treatments to sham acupuncture in patients with temporomandibular joint disorder.

SOURCE OF FUNDING:

One of the authors was supported by a Pusan National University research grant; otherwise, no direct external funding was identified.

TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN:

Systematic review with meta-analysis of data.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

Level 1: Good-quality, patient-oriented evidence.

STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE:

Grade B: Inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence.

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