As we have covered in a few of our blog posts, acupuncture can be a safe and effective treatment for many things; headaches, backaches, stress reduction, stomach trouble- just to name a few. TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disease and jaw pain seem to be one thing a lot of people don’t think of when it comes to treating with acupuncture.
Anyone who has suffered from it, knows how awful TMJ can be. It can range from dull to sharp pain giving you a temporal headache or your whole jaw area can go numb. You can experience ear and neck pain, as well as not being able to open your mouth completely. Ouch! Makes it kind of hard to function.
Why does TMJ happen? There are several reasons it can happen in certain individuals: Stress can cause grinding of the teeth at night; direct trauma; or bad diet habits can all play a role.
Most people who suffer from TMJ have some sort of dental appliance and take pain medication to help, but does it really go to the root of cause?
Acupuncture is a safe and natural treatment for conditions like TMJ that is drug free and research shows that the ancient Chinese therapy may promote the release of endorphins, which are brain chemicals known to ease pain.
To do this, acupuncture needles are placed in strategic places in the body that correspond to your TMJ symptoms to help give you much needed relief.
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We believe in the whole body approach to medicine. Instead of simply identifying the symptoms, we address the root causes of disease and imbalance in the body by working with the modalities of Chinese medicine to develop treatment plans that meet your individual needs. We hope you find these blog posts helpful.