Treating TMJ issues: what acupuncturists do to help

When I asked members of some FB groups what they did for TMJ pain and dysfunction, several responded that they got acupuncture.

An acupuncturist examines your body’s energy patterns by reading pulses at your wrists and by examining your tongue. Then typically they insert needles into pressure points to restore a balanced flow of energy. They also may prescribe herbal medicines.

Acupuncture is known to relieve pain and stress, two major issues that accompany temporomandibular disorder. Someone trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine will also be aware of particular points and meridians to work with in treating TMD.

The linked article cites multiple studies of the benefits of acupuncture for TMD and recommends weekly 30 minute sessions.

If you’re an acupuncturist who works with TMD, or have received acupuncture for your TMD, would you please share in the comments? Thank you.

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