Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 1998 Sep; 33(5): 273-5.
[A study on the clinical curative effect by acupuncture for myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome]
Hospital of Stomatology, Hubei Medical University, Wuhan 430070.
OBJECTIVE: To study the acupuncture treatment for myofascial pain dysfunction (MPD) using infrared thermography and microcirculation. METHODS: The temperature of the skin on the TMJ regions, the blood vessels and the blood flow of the Nail Fold capillary loops, were observed in the group of the acupuncture He Gu and Min Yin point and the control group. RESULTS: There were high temperature of the skin on the TMJ regions, and enlarged blood vessels and increased blood flow of the Nail Fold capillary loops in the treatment group, with elimination of, pain and increase of mouth opening as compared with the control group. The effective rate of the acupuncture treatment of 477 cases of MPD is 93.1%. CONCLUSION: The He Gu and Min Yin points are sensitive point for the treatment of MPD.