Navigation Links
Naturopathic Care Proves Beneficial for TMD Pain

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) are characterized by pain and tenderness in the jaw muscles and joints used for chewing. //

TMD is a problem for millions of Americans whose treatment options range from eating soft foods to undergoing open-joint surgery. Whole system naturopathic care as a treatment option has been largely overlooked, until now. The results of a new study involving 160 women in the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan finds that whole system naturopathic care is effective in treating TMD pain.

Methodology The study was conducted with 160 volunteer women, ages 25-55, who were patients at the Kaiser Permanente TMD clinic in Portland, OR. Each person was randomly assigned to one of the three study arms: (1) continuing specialty dental care (SDC, n=60); (2) naturopathic medicine (NM, n=45); or (3) traditional Chinese medicine (TCM, n=50).

Women in the naturopathic arm were seen by two community naturopathic physicians during nine visits over a period of 6-8 months, with more frequent visits in the beginning. The naturopathic doctors completed full health evaluations, potential contributory effects, and then applied a set of individualized treatments at each visit using the standard practices for which NDs are licensed in Oregon. Similar protocols existed for the SDC and TCM volunteers.

Patients were assessed according to 12 outcome measures:

Primary: The measures of pain for primary outcomes as estimated by the patient covered the following categories: Worst Headache Pain; Worst Facial Pain; Average Headache Pain; and Average Facial Pain.

Secondary: There were eight secondary measurements comprising 10-point scales measuring the impact of pain on daily and social activities.

Data were collected at baseline and at the end of treatment.

Results The researchers found the following:

§ All three groups were similar at baseline.

§ At the end of
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Naturopathic Care and Low Back Pain
2. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
3. Study Proves That MMR Vaccine Is Not Connected To Autistic Babies
4. Pilot Study Proves Home Abortions ‘Safe’
5. Many Nonprescription Cough Medicines Proves Ineffective
6. Less Invasive By Pass Surgery Proves Economical In The Long Run
7. Epidural Mistakes Proves To Be Fatal Blunders
8. Combined Anti-Fever Drug Therapy Proves Unsafe for Childhood Fever
9. Drug Trial Proves Nightmare for British Indian Student
10. Medtronic Device Proves Effective in Parkinson’s Diseas
11. Large Community Spirometry Screening Proves Successful
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Naturopathic Care Proves Beneficial for TMD Pain

(Date:3/28/2015)... Early surgery may not be the ... joint injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army ... Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s ( AOSSM ) Specialty ... surgery was not performed. , The final study group ... and 17 receiving non-surgical therapy. Of the non-surgery group, ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Lately the student-athlete experience has ... proposals around the NCAA. In a March episode of ... across a spectrum of universities and sports shed light ... special panel consists of athletes who have competed for ... track and field, baseball, and volleyball. They discuss the ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... 28, 2015 The "Petrick Sustainable ... sustainable health. After 18 years of research and experience ... UFC contenders, Dr. Jon Petrick is excited to be ... some of the immediate benefits of this radical new ... levels of strength of the immune system, faster healing ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Plainview, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... provider of dietary supplements announces the release of ... MuffinStop™ was shown in two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled ... weight and waist and hip size. MuffinStop™ is ... Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana, fused together to ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... FL (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 The ... guide from dating experts Samantha Sanderson and Jason Rogers ... frenzied buzz of media attention. The commotion surrounding the ... Roman, prompting him to publish an in-depth review of ... devastated when the men in their lives suddenly start ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:For Type V AC Joint Injuries, Early Surgery May Not Be the Best Approach 2Health News:SCI TV Panel of Former College Athletes Discusses Student Athlete Experience 2Health News:SCI TV Panel of Former College Athletes Discusses Student Athlete Experience 3Health News:Celebrity Chiropractor Jon Petrick to Release Sustainable Health System this Summer 2Health News:Purity Products Releases Revolutionary New Weight Loss Product, MuffinStop™ 2Health News:The Monogamy Method - Review Of Samantha Sanderson & Jason Rogers' Relationship Program Released 2
... Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children,s ... Conference on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23. ... policy boundaries and complexities of providing healthcare to children. ... the Boundaries of Clinical Ethics and Public Policy," will ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 20 (HealthDay ... skin rashes, but the similarities between the two common, ... examining patients suffering from both ailments (a very rare ... system responses that prompt skin flare-ups for both diseases. ...
... , WEDNESDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- The ... their patients, health, new research indicates. It also plays ... errors and patient satisfaction, according to a commentary in the ... who are civil, the report claimed, can more effectively help ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) ... be heating up. New technology promises to cut costs while ... of your genes and potentially provide a personalized report of ... The human genome was first mapped in 2001 and cost ...
... cascade of chemistry to stem the flow of blood. Now, ... have used evolutionary clues to reveal how a key clotting ... disorders. The long tube-shaped protein with a vital role ... in cells that form the inner lining of blood vessels, ...
... , In the fight to improve global health, alleviate ... developing world, chickens have an important role to play. ... Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at Arizona State ... a more productive species of chicken for villagers in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Exploring the limits of children's health care: What's the reality of providing care to all? 2Health News:Scientists Close in on Origins of Psoriasis, Eczema 2Health News:Scientists Close in on Origins of Psoriasis, Eczema 3Health News:Rude Surgeons Hurt Patients, Increase Costs 2Health News:Cheaper DNA Sequencing Coming Closer 2Health News:Cheaper DNA Sequencing Coming Closer 3Health News:Evolution provides clue to blood clotting 2Health News:Evolution provides clue to blood clotting 3Health News:A new breed: Highly productive chickens help raise Ugandans from poverty 2Health News:A new breed: Highly productive chickens help raise Ugandans from poverty 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... LAVAL, Quebec , March 27, 2015  Valeant ... announced today the closing of its previously announced registered ... States (the "Offering"). Pursuant to the Offering, ... of $199.00 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of ... filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015   Hospira, ... leader in biosimilars and the world,s leading provider ... studies that support an evaluation of biosimilarity of ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conditionally approved name ... EPOGEN™ (epoetin alfa). These study data were presented ...
(Date:3/27/2015)...  Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH ), ... on oncology with an emphasis on the treatment ... reporting of data from a single -center experience ... the Delcath Hepatic Delivery System (Melphalan/HDS) and other ... of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Annual Meeting 2015.  The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals Closes Offering Of $1.45 Billion Of Common Shares 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Closes Offering Of $1.45 Billion Of Common Shares 3Hospira Clinical Data Shows Proposed Biosimilar, Epoetin Hospira, Demonstrates Pharmacokinetic And Pharmacodynamic Equivalence Compared To Amgen's Epogen 2Hospira Clinical Data Shows Proposed Biosimilar, Epoetin Hospira, Demonstrates Pharmacokinetic And Pharmacodynamic Equivalence Compared To Amgen's Epogen 3Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 2Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 3Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 4Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 5
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: