A Review of Recent Clinical Studies for Manual Therapy on Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

측두하악장애의 수기치료에 관한 국내외 임상 연구 고찰

  • Ro, Hae-Rin (Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Bu-Cheon Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Min-Young (Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Bu-Cheon Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Park, So-Hyun (Department of Acupunture & Moxibustion, Bu-Cheon Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Jeong, Yun-Gyu (Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Bu-Cheon Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Choi, Young-Il (Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Bu-Cheon Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Moon-Joon (Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, Joong-Hwa Hospital of Oriental Medicine)
  • 노해린 (부천자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 김민영 (부천자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 박소현 (부천자생한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 정윤규 (부천자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 최영일 (부천자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 김문준 (중화한방병원 한방재활의학과)
  • Published : 2013.10.31


Objectives The aim of this review is to investigate clinical studies for manual therapy on Temporomandibular Joint Disorder and to propose for the better method of studies in the future. Methods We investigated recent clinical studies for manual therapy on Temporomandibular Joint Disorder via searching Pubmed, KISS, KISTI, KERIS, KMBASE and National Assembly Library. 21 domestic and overseas articles were analyzed and the journals, the authors, the published years, countries, methods, periods, techniques of chiropractic, outcome measures, and purpose of those articles were examined. Results Studies on manual therapy were mainly published via Cranio. The diagnostic criteria that most frequently adopted in the overseas articles were research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders, The technique of chiropractic that most frequently adopted in the articles was passive traction and translation of TMJ. Many of the studies were researched for effectiveness of the manual therapy as the secondary treatment. Conclusions Reviewing the recent clinical studies for manual therapy on temporomandibular joint disorder and figuring out the strong points and weak points of those studies are necessary to future studies. It is anticipated that this review would benefit the in-depth treatments for temporomandibular joint disorder in terms of Korean medicine.


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