Acupuncture may be no more Effective than Sham Acupuncture in Treating Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

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Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Acupuncture for treating temporomandibular joint disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized sham controlled trials.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Jung A, Shin BC, Lee MS, Sim H, Ernst E. J Dent 2011;39(5):341–50.


Brian Laurence, DDS, PhD


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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