Treating TMJ issues: portrait of a typical patient

Based on patients I’ve seen for jaw pain since 2013, I created this portrait of a typical patient.

She’s female and first experienced jaw pain in her teen years.

She’s suffered for at least a decade.

She clenches and/or grinds her teeth.

A dentist has prescribed an appliance to prevent damage to her teeth. The chances are 50/50 that she uses it as prescribed.

Woman with jaw pain

Her pain level fluctuates, increasing with stress, and she hasn’t gone more than 6 months free from jaw pain since onset.

Her neck and shoulders are tight. Sometimes she has headaches.

She has sought help from physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and/or massage therapy, and it helped some, but the results didn’t last.

She wonders if over time, it will get worse.

She is mostly resigned to suffering from jaw pain.

Still, she keeps hoping and searching.

If you can relate to at least some of this, please consider joining my Facebook group, Word of Mouth: Resources for Relieving Jaw Pain/Dysfunction and taking my Self-Help for Jaw Pain course (soon to be announced).

You have better things to do than suffer.

Results of Zero Balancing research study show relief of stress, tension, and anxiety

Screen Shot 2018-03-29 at 1.52.48 PMNotably, there was a 61 percent reduction in stress after a Zero Balancing session on average, compared to 12 percent for people who simply rested during an equivalent period of time.

Screen Shot 2018-03-29 at 1.53.59 PMPerceptions of wellness, positivity, clarity, and harmony were higher after a ZB session as well.

Screen Shot 2018-03-29 at 1.55.21 PMI was lucky enough to participate in this study as a recipient!

Here’s a summary of the study’s findings, and here’s a more in-depth look at the study and findings.