TMJ (TMD) or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a common and painful problem that many people suffer through.  Although the pain is common and most people can identify when they are having this jaw pain, the cause can be more tricky to pin point as there are man possible reasons for it.TMJ is essentially a term for inflammation of the temporomandibular joint in the jaw.  This usually comes with pain, and/or dysfunction of the jaw.  Those that have suffered through this condition know how painful and annoying it is to have TMJ, and often times people don’t know that there is help for it.Going to the dentist is an option for this condition, as they may be able to use some techniques to release the tension.  Massage is also something that could be tried to cause the jaw to relax and the muscles to relax enough to relieve the pain.

Acupuncture is great for TMJ in that a needle can be inserted directly into the jaw and the muscles around the temporomandibular joint to release any spasm and pain.  This is done so by placing needles in the muscle motor points which will cause lasting relief.  The benefit of having acupuncture over a massage is that it allows the needles to reach a very deep layer and stimulate areas that may not be possible to reach otherwise.

I have personal experience with acupuncture and TMJ.  I had suffered through years of occasional bouts of TMJ which made it nearly impossible to eat food, and it was truly an aweful experience.  I tried many things with only minor success, but acupuncture was what has given me truly lasting relief.  I visited my acupuncturist for a few treatments, and I was amazed by how well it worked for me, as well as how long I have gone without having any significant bouts of TMJ.

If you or anybody you know is suffering with TMJ, have them call me and I would love to talk to them about it to see if I can help.  Or schedule an appointment to receive a free consultation in my clinic and we can discuss this or any other questions or health concerns you may have.

Be well,