Hypnotherapy can be used as a disciplinary approach to treat different kinds of medical conditions including TMJ. If you suffer from jaw pain, you will find that the relaxation benefits that you can get from hypnotherapy will help alleviate the symptoms that you feel. This is done through deep meditation and a deeper connection to your subconscious processes. It is a tool used for self-healing and to remove symptoms that relate to stress in your everyday life.
While the patient is submerged in the self meditation process, they can use customized imagery that they find can help heal them. Examples are images of nature or cosmic and spiritual connections that can be helpful when dealing with stress related medical conditions. There is also a chance of connecting with the healer within to help reduce symptoms and heal one’s self.
There are many professionals that specialize with these processes and can help you with your questions and clarifications. The alternative healing process can sometimes bring up questions that you need to address in order to clear your mind and relax.
Treating TMJ Symptoms
Treatments for medical conditions like TMJ usually include relaxation and stress reduction techniques that can benefit the patient by not allowing stress to contribute to the medical dysfunction. Most processes include hypnosis, yoga, meditation and breathing exercises that constantly shows positive results.
Are you a teeth grinder?
Bruxism or teeth grinding usually happens at night and it’s difficult to become aware of this condition because you are asleep. If you don’t have a sleep partner to help you tell if you grind your teeth at night, here are some symptoms that can help you identify if you are a teeth grinder.
• Jaw or facial pain and softness once awake and the pain usually subsides throughout the day
• Headaches or earaches
• Teeth have suddenly become very sensitive to cold, stimuli or pressure
• Tongue indentations
• Tips of the teeth look flattened
What is TMJ syndrome?
Temporomandibular joint syndrome is also known as myofascial pain dysfunction. This is a term used for some muscles, nerves and joints that are related to conflict in the temporomandibular join that connects the mandible (lower jaw) to the skull. Most symptoms of TMJ are related to stress and is partly caused by bruxism that damages the joint and cause pain once you are awake.
What are the symptoms of TMJ syndrome?
TMJ can start as a simple discomfort in the jaw muscles which typically leads to headaches, hearing disability and pain when chewing or speaking or even just slightly opening the jaw. TMJ can also cause various types of symptoms that can seem unrelated to jaw pain.
• painful jaw muscles
• Sharp facial pain
• A loud buzz in the ears
• Clicking and popping sounds in the jaw
• Difficulty when the jaw is opened or closed
• Difficulty or pain while biting or chewing
• Pain from the neck to the upper back