Santa Monica Acupuncture treatment for
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ in
short is a condition referred to by several names. Some of these names are:
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) affects the
jaw and nearby areas like the neck and head which leads to acute discomfort,
pain, and disability affecting millions of people every year. Experts have
estimated that nearly 5 percent of the population is currently suffering from
TMJ disorder and looking for help and approximately 20 percent at some point
will suffer from this disorder in some or the other form.
The symptoms of TMJ includes headache, tension in the jaw, referred neck pain
and ringing in the ears. Common triggers are stress or genetics. Acupuncture is
effective in relieving these symptoms by unlocking the affected muscles.
the acupuncturist will find that TMJ patients have an excess of Qi in the
gallbladder channel which runs down the sides of the body.
supplements include joint enhancing and anti inflammatory supplements such as
Glucosamine, Cissus, Omega-3 supplements, Vitamin C. Calcium and Magnesium also
can be helpful.