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'myofacial release therapy'

Purnachandrarao N Naik, Ravi A Kiran, Samatha Yalamanchal, Vijay A Kumar, Suresh Goli, Neha Vashist
Background: Traditional Chinese acupuncture has a history of more than 2500 years and is one of the best-known complementary and alternative therapies. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and alters the processing and perception of pain signals and also releases natural painkillers, such as endorphins and serotonin in the nervous system. Acupuncture's successful use for various dental conditions has been proven. Thus, it is important for the dental clinicians to be familiar with the applications of acupuncture for dental disorders...
December 1, 2014: Medical Acupuncture
Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Abbas Ebadi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Soheil Saadat, Fazlollah Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Unalleviated complications related to hospitalization, including stress, anxiety, and pain, can easily influence different structures, like the neural system, by enhancing the stimulation of sympathetic nervous pathways and causing unstable vital signs and deterioration in the level of consciousness. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of massage therapy by family members on vital signs and Glasgow Coma Scale Score (GCS) of patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...
August 2014: Trauma Monthly
M A Merkx, H P Freihofer
The case of a 35-year-old woman with a history of several temporomandibular joint (TMJ) operations, including condylectomy, is reported. She presented with myofacial pain and partial fibrous ankylosis of her right TMJ. The ankylosis was released and an autogenous costochondral graft was used to restore the vertical dimension of the ramus. About 3 months after surgery, a fracture of the graft occurred during physical therapy. The cause of this complication is discussed with reference to the literature.
April 1995: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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