This entry is for you if you have bruxism, orofacial pain, earaches, TMJ headaches, or clench your teeth at night.
Once again, I am drawn to address common practices used to alleviate common health conditions. In this case, it’s TMJ Dysfunction (or “TMD” or “TMJ Syndrome”), a condition that people commonly expect to take months or years to clear up, but which can be cleared up in weeks by oneself or faster with clinical somatic education sessions.
The Essence of TMJ Dysfunction
Common dental practices overlook the root of the condition: neuromuscular conditioning caused by trauma (injury, previous dental work) or long-term emotional stress (particularly, anger). Even “neuromuscular dentistry” approaches the situation indirectly, by changing such things as a person’s bite pattern; the “neuromuscular” part exists in their minds, but not in their way of approaching the situation.
“Neuromuscular conditioning” means the way the brain has learned to control (or regulate) a certain function — in this case, the tension and movements of the jaws. It’s a function of what is colloquially called, “muscle memory or movement memory.
An article posted here gives the details.
Here are topics that give reasoning and details.
- Common Causes of TMD/TMJ Syndrome/Bruxism
- Symptoms of TMJ Syndrome/TMD
- Treatment for TMJ
- A New TMJ Therapeutic Approach
The common therapeutic means for addressing the condition address symptoms, rather than causes.
As a clinical somatic education practitioner, I’ve developed an effective and reliable self-relief program, which addresses exactly the underlying cause of TMJ Syndrome: the reflexive muscular action in the muscles of biting a chewing that causes the complex array of symptoms associated with TMJ Syndrome.
INTRODUCTION TO THIS TMJ SELF-TREATMENT PROGRAM