TMJ affects millions of Americans every year. Causing pain in jaw, head, and sometimes neck. This disorder can also cause tooth erosion due to improperly aligned jaw. Chinese Medicine and acupuncture gives you an effective drug-free choice of treatment. It is able to treat the pain by relaxing muscles and tendons, and moving the inflammation out of the area. Sometimes, there is a mental emotional component from long periods of tension keeping muscles contracted in the jaw area. Fortunately, Chinese Medicine can help with that aspect of the TMJ as well.
Acupuncture needling promotes healing by stimulating the body and influencing the nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, and immune system. This allows the body to relax muscles & tendons, reduce inflammation, and have an overall calming effect on a persons nervous system. This helps the body begin to return to normal working status.
Here is a British study done on effects of acupuncture on TMJ.
Using acupressure & massage techniques on yourself daily will help other treatements your receiving be more effective. It is also a great way to take care of yourself when you feel the tissues in your face and jaw begin to tighten up again. The following video show some great acupuncture points you can massage for relief of jaw pain.