Can acupuncture help TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint)?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I am in my early forties and suffer from TMJ. Can acupuncture help with the pain?

A: Yes, acupuncture can help with TMJ. There are many protocols that depend on where the pain is localized and the underlying patient condition. A licensed acupuncturist will be able to prescribe an appropriate treatment protocol. Usually four to six treatments can clear a mild condition. Chronic conditions may require longer treatment. To find a licensed acupuncturist in your area you can visit:

Additional information on efficacy of acupuncture in treating jaw pathologies can be found at:

Additionally, I recommend that you also try the Traditions of Tao herbal formula “Arthritis/Joint” and the “Tonic Oil”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.

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