Learn Why Acupuncture Is So Effective for TMJ/Jaw Pain Throughout the last 15 years as an Acupuncturist, one of the treatments I love working on is acupuncture for TMJ/Jaw Pain. If a Patient comes in complaining of grinding their teeth or clenching their jaw, I know I can help them. What is interesting, is that sometimes jaw pain can lead to symptoms you wouldn't necessarily expect to be due to a TMJ disorder. Symptoms of tinnitus and neck pain don't come to mind right away, and neither do headaches. This means you might be guided down the wrong path when it [...]
Does acupuncture work for back pain? In this article I will explain how acupuncture works for back pain, along with pain symptoms in general. I have been practicing acupuncture for years and years. In this time I always get asked "does acupuncture work for back pain?" Patients will commonly say that it is magic that when I place an acupuncture point on the hand, it helps move pain away from the upper back. Even stranger is when I treat a patient face up to help back pain. I commonly get asked questions like "acupuncture might help back pain, but can it [...]
Acupressure Points for Stress Relief I have written this article to help you learn acupressure points for stress relief! There are so many symptoms that plague us due to the immense amount of stress we are all under daily. I thought it would be helpful to share with you some common acupuncture points you can massage on yourself or your loved ones. When you do acupressure, use deep, firm pressure to massage and stimulate each point. When massaging acupoints, try to relax in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and breathe deeply. Even listen to calming music to get you in [...]
In this video you will learn how to use a jade roller on the face, neck, and eyes. They are used at the end of a Facial Renewal session to help bring forth Yin and moisture to the face. We also use them in specialty treatments at AcuCare, as they help the skin absorb serums and lotions. I really love having a pair with me when I travel. I also keep a pair in my home office and use them when I need a moment of stillness. Jade rollers are very beneficial for rosecea and acne. Other benefits include helping [...]
Relieve pain and muscle tension with this medicated herbal plaster Click here to order this amazing plaster for pain and muscle tension! Die Da zheng Tong Yao Gao is a warming medicated plaster. This is based on the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has a complex blend of herbs to warm and move the circulation, relieve pain and blood stagnation, heal bones and tendons made into a paste and pressed onto an adhesive. This is one of my favorite things I love to use at home or on the go (pre-cut and keep in a ziploc). This powerful patch [...]
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms can be the result of an injury to the joint, improper alignment of the jaw and teeth, overuse due to excessive or vigorous chewing, or the action of orthodontics.
Stagnant Blood describes a condition where the circulation of Blood is blocked or restricted. Stagnant Blood is treated in much the same way as Stagnant Qi.