Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) is a common condition that is characterized by pain and jaw dysfunction. TMJD is used to describe a wide range of conditions associated with jaw pain and restricted jaw movement. While TMJD is not life threatening, it can negatively impact a person’s quality of life, causing bouts of insomnia, stress, pain and disability. Stress and anxiety are very common inducers of TMJD. Some people tend to clench their jaw when feeling stressed or anxious, which results in TMJD symptoms.
Treating TMJ With Acupuncture
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, TMJD often represents an imbalance in the liver and gallbladder meridians which traverse the areas usually associated with TMJ pain. Acupuncture points focused on these areas can stimulate the healing process, and return the meridians and the body back to balance, in turn improving your TMJD symptoms.
Dr. Sheng uses a distal balanced method, so no needles are inserted in the jaw or face, often, immediate improvement is seen.
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