What is TMJ and Jaw Pain?
TMJ stands for Temperomandibular Joint Disorder. If you experience clenching, grinding, popping, clicking of the jaw, pain when you chew, frequent headaches or neck pain, you may have TMJ.
How does Acupuncture help?
Acupuncture can target the root cause of the condition by balancing the mind and body, and helping to reset the neuromuscular tension in the jaw. Acupuncture not only relaxes the targeted muscles in the jaw, it decreases the overall stress level in the body.
A recent British study of 70 cases of dental patients receiving acupuncture for TMJ indicated that 85% of patients benefited with an average reduction in pain intensity of 75%. A 2008 study reported high long-term patient satisfaction and improvement of symptoms 18 to 20 years following acupuncture.
At AcuCare, we have had a 95% success rate in treating TMJ patients. Within 3-5 sessions, the majority of patients experience significant relief. Dentists throughout the lower mainland send their patients with these complains to AcuCare, knowing that they will be well looked after and that they will get the relief they seek.
“I’ve had severe TMJ pain for the past 8 years. I visited chiropractors, RMTs, and orthodontists, but nothing seemed to work. After only two visits to Julie, I felt immediate relief! My painful headaches, neck aches, and jaw stiffness were gone. I finally have my life back!”