TMJ Relief from Acupuncture

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders are problems or symptoms of the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Patients suffering from temporomandibular joint disorders can find relief from acupuncture.  Research conducted at the Ribeirão Preto Dental School, São Paulo University in Brazil, found that after three months of acupuncture, patients with TMJ experienced significantly less pain, increased strength of their bite and decreased EMG activity of the masticatory muscles. 

Source: Rancan SV, Bataglion C, Bataglion SA, Rêgo Bechara OM, Semprini M, Siéssere S, de Sousa JPM, Crippa JAdS, Hallak JEC, and Regalo SCH. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. December 2009, 15(12): 1307-1310.

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