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TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) and Migraines are often related and Acupuncture can aid you in resolving both. This article explains how.

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How Dry Needling can help TMJ Syndrome

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) is often related to stress. The clenching of the jaw and tight muscles around your ears and face can be painful, exhausting. Worst of all, it can cause it to be excruciating to eat or even to talk. Art of Healing has an experienced Acupuncturist, Michael Sakowich, who can help alleviate your pain and discomfort—starting with the top of your head and working our way down to your neck and shoulder. Functionalize will call those tight trigger points and feel immediate relief.

Migraines are often related and a symptom of TMJ. Can Dry Needling and Acupuncture help your Migraine?

Acupuncture has been growing in popularity as more people seek quick remedies for chronic and acute pain as alternatives to help relieve the pain.

Millions of people are suffering from Migraines. One of the issues that can cause migraines is neuromuscular, both affecting both nerves and muscles. Often people use the temporary relief offered by Tylenol or Ibuprofen, but this is not enough to improve the issues causing the problem long-term. So the symptoms will eventually come back and are referred to as medications overuse headache, which also can cause side effects like digestion issues. Using pain killers to treat a neuromuscular problem only makes the pain but doesn’t treat the issue at its core, allowing it to advance and create an unhealthy cycle, even dependence on pain killers.

Communication is key. If you are experiencing a Migraine, you are a great candidate for Dry Needling because it targets trigger points in the muscles and tissue to help alleviate tension, preventing migraines, and helping relieve the stress and tension caused by migraines.

The goal of this dry needle technique is to keep your muscles loosened up, increasing the range of motion and function in the proper way. At the Art of Healing, our therapist, Michael, will return those muscles to their correct order, then you will see longer-lasting results, the muscles will revert to an appropriate state of functioning.