for TMJ Pain Relief
TMJ pain relief for improvement in limited function through our acupuncture treatment, typically within only 6 visits.
Does acupuncture help with TMJ?
Fortunately, for those suffering from TMJ, acupuncture is extremely helpful in relieving the inflammation, pain and tension commonly associated with the condition. Patients with acute pain can experience immediate relief in a few treatments, with more chronic conditions taking a series of treatments over several weeks.
How Acupuncture Might Treat Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
The primary reason acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is chosen as an approach to healing is because it seeks to resolve the origin of a condition which ultimately results in eliminating the pain and discomfort of the symptoms. So in using acupuncture we are treating the root cause – stress, muscle tension, system imbalances, as well as the pain in the jaw area, all in one treatment. The benefit for the patient is the convenience and potential for resolving a number of related issues within the treatment session. Acupuncture relieves muscle spasms and decreases pain and swelling, releasing the jaw naturally for the joint to move freely. Additional points help flush toxins, boost immunity, calm the mind and balance the other systems within the body such as digestion and sleep.
Our TMJ Protocol for Acupuncture Treatment for TMJ Pain Relief
TMJ Specific Orthopedic Exam
Subjective, Objective and Functional Measures that allow you and Dr. Jones to gauge the level of relief and return of normal function.
Identifies deficiencies in the range of motion of head, neck, and shoulder, and inhibitions of muscles affecting the movement of the Tempo-Mandibular Joint.
In addition, includes palpation to identify trigger points that require attention.
Releases inhibition/constriction of Medial & Lateral* Pterygoid (only muscle that opens jaw*) muscles and the attachment of the Temporalis at the Coronoid Process of the Mandible.
This first step is key for it is not possible to needle inside the mouth. Intra-Oral Massage improves the ability to open and close jaw, without pain.
Perfusion Treatment plus Distal Needling
Improves Blood Flow to Head, Neck, Shoulder and Upper extremities and complements the action of Motor/Trigger Point Treatments.
The Perfusion Treatment modality is essential for maintaining the results of the first treatments and for the healing of chronic cases.
Motor Point and Trigger Point Treatment
Releases Inhibited/Constricted Muscles of Head, Face, Neck, and Shoulder.
This modality thus improves the range of motion in these areas and the function of their muscles and joints and relieves pain in all areas associated with TMJ dysfunction.
Soft Tissue Work
These modalities maintain the results of the initial treatments and help to remodel the soft tissue to normalize structure and function.
Complements and extends the effects of Acupuncture treatments, and greatly assists with stress management.
for TMJ Pain Relief near Hapeville, GA
Hapeville (Abbr: HVL), established 1891, is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Hapeville is 2.5 square miles wide and located inside I-285 between the city of Atlanta to its North and the Atlanta International Airport to its south. The population was 6,553 at the 2020 census, an increase of 180 residents from the 2010 census. Hapeville is named for Dr. Samuel Hape, one of the area's original landowners and its first mayor. Dr. Hape and other members of his family are buried in Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Hapeville was a thriving part of the Tri-City (Hapeville, East Point, College Park) area and its post-World War II population supported four elementary schools (Josephine Wells, North Avenue, College Street, and St. John's Catholic school) and one high school. During the 40 years following, it became regarded as a somewhat depressed industrial area. Since 2005, Hapeville has seen significant gentrification, beginning with the Virginia Park neighborhood and then spreading throughout the city. Hapeville has been discovered by young professionals seeking historic neighborhoods close to downtown Atlanta, and there has been a great deal of new residential construction, including single-family homes, townhomes, and upscale apartments. This new residential development has led to a revived historic downtown. Hapeville has also been discovered by metro Atlanta's arts community, and the beginnings of an artist colony have taken shape with the formation of the Hapeville Arts Alliance. The Hapeville Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
From 1947 until 2006, Hapeville was home to the Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant, recently manufacturing the Taurus. There are development plans to open a multi-use development, Aerotropolis Atlanta, on the site, which is adjacent to Atlanta Airport. Currently, Porsche North America is building its North America Headquarters on the Ford site.
Hapeville is also home to the Dwarf House - the first Chick-fil-A restaurant which was totally rebuilt and greatly expanded in 2021, the original location's 4th incarnation. Hapeville is also home to the first Johnny's Pizza. Today, Hapeville is also home to portions of the Porsche North American Headquarters. While their HQ building is technically in Atlanta, their new Porsche Classic Cars Restoration Facility, Porsche Automotive Service Center, and the Porsche Experience track expansion are all in Hapeville.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km), all land.
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