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Chuna Manual Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: Systematic Review
J Korean Med Rehabil 2017;27:71-9
Published online July 31, 2017;
Copyright © 2017 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Dong-Ryeol Bae*, Hyung-Joon Cho*, Hee-Na Kim, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, K.M.D.*,†

School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University*, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital
Correspondence to: Eui-Hyoung Hwang, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, 20 Geumoh-ro, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan 50612, Korea
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Received June 20, 2017; Accepted June 26, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objectives To determine the effectiveness of Tuina for temporomandibular joint disorder.
Methods We searched 10 electronic databases (Pubmed, CNKI, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, KISS, KISTI, NDSL, RISS, KMBASE, DBpia) up to May 2017. We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using Tuina for temporomandibular joint disorder. The methodological quality of each RCT was assessed by the Cochrane risk of bias tool.
Results 14 RCT studies were eligible in our review. 14 studies were divided into 4 groups, and meta-analysised. The meta-analysis of 6 studies showed favorable results for the use of Tuina. High risk of bias were observed in 9 studies.
Conclusions Although there are favorable results with meta-analysis, our systematic review are highly dependent on the single source of Chinese electrical database, CNKI. Now limited evidence is available to support Tuina for temporomandibular joint disorder and further well-designed RCTs should be encouraged.
Keywords : Tuina, Temporomandibular joint disorder, Systematic review, Meta-analysis, Traditional Korean medicine

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