The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Behavioral training and biofeedback to treat temporomandibular dysfunction

    Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction involves face pain, clicking sounds, and limited movement of the jaw. About 33% of the population has it; fewer need treatment.

    This study suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy plus biofeedback is cost-effective treatment.

    96 patients with TMJ dysfunction for less than 6 months were assigned to treatment or no treatment and followed for a year.

    The treated group had lower jaw-related health care cost.

    There are lots of drug and surgical treatment options. Lots of CAM options too. Behavioral training plus biofeedback appears to be a cost-effective option for TMJ dysfunction.

    Before investing in expensive treatments, try simpler remedies first.

    Illustration: Cool Nurse

    2/17/07 16:59 JR

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