Clinical observation on tuina plus Baixiao moxibustion for temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome

  • Chun-hua Ding (丁春华)Email author
  • Qing Zhang (张晴)
  • Hong-qin Wei (魏红沁)
Clinical Study



To observe the clinical effect of tuina plus Baixiao moxibustion in the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome (TJDS).


A total of 70 TJDS patients who met the inclusion criteria were randomized into an observation group and a control group by flipping a coin, with 35 cases in each group. Patients in the observation group were treated with tuina plus Baixiao moxibustion, while patients in the control group received oral intake of diclofenac potassium (75 mg/pill) at 1 pill after every dinner. Both tuina and Baixiao moxibustion were done once a day during treatment. The therapeutic evaluation was evaluated after 10 treatments in both groups. The maximum mouth opening distance and visual analog scale (VAS) were observed before and after treatment, and the therapeutic efficacy was also compared.


After treatment, the maximum mouth opening distance and VAS improved in both groups (all P<0.05); both items in the observation group were superior to those in the control group (both P<00.05). The total effective rate was 91.4% in the observation group, versus 74.3% in the control group, and the between-group comparison of the total effective rate showed statistical significance (P<0.05).


Tuina plus Baixiao moxibustion can effectively improve TJDS patient’s temporomandibular joint function and alleviate pain, with better efficacy than oral intake of diclofenac potassium.


Tuina Massage Moxibustion Therapy Indirect Moxibustion Moxa Cone Moxibustion Baixiao Moxibustion Visual Analog Scale Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome 






将符合纳入标准的 70例TJDS患者用抛币法随机分为观察组和对照组, 每组35例。观察组采用推拿结合百笑灸治疗, 推拿和百笑灸均 每日1次。对照组采用口服双氯芬酸钠缓释剂(75毫克/片)治疗, 每日晚餐后口服1片。两组均治疗10次后进行疗效 评价。观察两组患者治疗前后最大主动张口度和视觉模拟量表(VAS), 比较两组临床疗效。


治疗后, 两组最 大主动张口度和VAS评分与同组治疗前均有统计学差异(均P>0.05); 观察组最大主动张口度和VAS评分与对照组 差异均有统计学意义(均P>0.05)。观察组总有效率为91.4%, 对照组总有效率为74.3%, 两组疗效差异有统计学意 义(P<0.05)。


推拿结合百笑灸治疗能有效改善TJDS患者的颞颌关节功能并缓解疼痛, 其疗效优于口服双氯 芬酸钠缓释剂。


推拿 按摩 灸法 间接灸 艾炷灸 百笑灸 视觉模拟量表 颞下颌关节功能紊乱综合征 





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Conflict of Interest The authors declared that there was no potential conflict of interest in this article.

Statement of Informed Consent Informed consent was obtained from the patients in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chun-hua Ding (丁春华)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Qing Zhang (张晴)
    • 1
  • Hong-qin Wei (魏红沁)
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopedics Department of Traditional Chinese MedicineShanghai Shibei Hospital of Jing’an DistrictShanghaiChina

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