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Managing Jaw Pain

Managing Jaw Pain

One of the most over used joints in our body is the temporo-mandibular joint or TMJ joint for short. The TMJ joint and the ligaments/muscles that surround it connect the lower jaw bone to the skull. These muscles and ligaments stretch and strain as they provide us movement to talk, chew and clench. For this reason, it’s is no wonder why so many people experience jaw pain at one point or another. When the TMJ joint becomes overworked and tight it can lead to what’s called a TMJ dysfunction. What Causes a TMJ Dysfunction? Emotional and physical stress may lead to jaw

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Managing Tension Headache with Acupuncture

Managing Tension Headache with Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have had a long history treating tension headaches. Today, tension headaches are one of the most prevalent medical complaints in Australia. What Is a Tension Headache? Firstly, tension headache is characterized by frequent or continuous mild pain on both sides of the head, with a vise-like grip in the back of head or forehead. This can spread over the entire head and get worse toward the end of the day. It’s common for people to experience tension headache less than 15 days per month. When symptoms appear more than 15 days per month, they’re considered chronic.

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