Acupuncture.Com - Gateway to Chinese Medicine, Health and Wellness        Store                    Google

bulletConditions A-Z
bulletAcupuncture Clinic
bulletHerbal Remedies
bulletDiet & Nutrition
bulletChi Gong &Tai Chi
bulletChinese Medicine Basics
bulletPatient Testimonials
bulletAnimal Acupuncture


bulletSyndromes A-Z
bulletAcuPoint Locator
bulletPractice Building
bulletStudy Acupuncture
bulletTCM Library
bulletLaws & Regulations
bulletPractitioner Links
bulletPractitioner Store


bulletPoints Newsletter
bulletCatalog Requests
bulletContact Us
bulletAbout Acupuncture.Com
bulletPrivacy Policy


Acupuncture.Com accepts article contributions. Email submissions to


Keep informed on current news in the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Home > Newsletters > July 2007 > Ask the Doctor

Points -  Ask the Doctor

Q: Could acupuncture help with the pain and tension that TMJ causes. It seems my jaw pain and the tension seem to be a vicious circle (one causing the other)

A:   TMJ pain refers to the joint of the jaw located just in front of the ear canal. Acupuncture really likes TMJ. The needles inserted near the TM joint helps to loosen things up, but that is only a superficial symptom. The real TCM treatment would also include treating the underlying cause, which in many cases is a stress response as TMJ arises from tooth grinding during the sleep period. Treat that stress with needles inserted elsewhere on the hands and feet and the teeth grinding will go away too, thus preventing the TMJ from returning as well as treating all of the other symptoms in you that are induced or aggravated by stress.

Be well.

About our Doctors

This month's Ask the Doctor question was answered by:

Al Stone, L.Ac.
Beyond Well Being
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicines
Santa Monica, CA.
(310) 264-6668

This Month's Articles

July 2007
Volume 5, Number 7

Preventing Miscarriage with Chinese Medicine

All Shook Up? It May Not Be Parkinsonís Disease

Aloe Barbadensis (Lu hui)

Recent Research

Ask The Doctor

Featured Products

Calm-Fort Sleeping Capsules

Calm and Relaxation in a Bottle

Dao-In Yoga

Get in Shape with Chinese Yoga

Emotional Tranquility Tea

A Blend of Herbs to Calm the Mind & Spirit

Meditation for Stress Release CD

Achieve Tranquility of Mind & Body with Meditation

Enduring Youth  Tablets

A Special Formula that Nourishes and Balances the Body

More Featured Products

All Contents Copyright © 1996-2014 Cyber Legend Ltd. All rights reserved.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms and Conditions. All logos, service marks and trademarks belong to their respective owners.