By List T; Helkimo M; Andersson S; Carlsson GE.
Swedish Dental Journal, 1992, 16(4):125-41.
(UI: 93088177) Pub type: Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial.
AT: UCLA Biomed W1 SW241
(PE title: Swedish dental journal.)
Abstract: One hundred and ten patients, 23 males and 87 females, participated
in a comparative study of the effect of acupuncture and occlusal splint
therapy. All the patients exhibited signs and symptoms of craniomandibular
disorders (CMD) and had had pain for more than six months. The participants
were randomly assigned to three groups; acupuncture treatment, occlusal
splint therapy or control. The patients were evaluated before and
immediately after treatment/control time. Ten different subjective and/or
clinical assessment variables were used in the evaluation of the treatment
Both acupuncture and occlusal splint therapy reduced the symptoms
as compared with the control group in which the symptoms remained
essentially unchanged. In this short-term study, acupuncture gave better
subjective results (p < 0.001) than the occlusal splint therapy.