Acupuncture Effective for TMJ

Patients suffering TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can find relief from acupuncture.  Research conducted at the Ribeirão Preto Dental School, São Paulo University in Brazil, found that after 3 months of acupuncture, patients with TMJ experienced significantly less pain and increased strength of their bite .

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ disorders) are problems or symptoms of the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull.  17 patients were studied using acupuncture points for TMJ.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15 Issue 12: December 15, 2009

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

traditional-chinese-medicine-acupunctureTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is one of the world’s oldest professional systems of medicine. TCM is a sophisticated science that has been constantly refined for the last 3,000 years. It is a complete medical system that includes a wide variety of therapies including acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, medical massage, and Qigong.

Unlike other forms of medicine, TCM treats both the underlying cause of a disease as well as its symptoms. At its core, TCM seeks to restore dynamic balance in the body as all diseases are understood as a departure from homeostasis and normal physiological functioning.

About our practice

Community Acupuncture of the Berkshires is a unique health care alternative located at 25 Main Street in Canaan CT. Our clinic offers high quality acupuncture treatments at less than half the cost of what a typical acupuncturist charges.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. It is simple, safe, and effective. Our mission is to provide economical treatments regardless of financial situation. We strongly believe that health care is a right of all people. While Congress debates health care reform and insurance companies continue to restrict access to medical care, we are working to make this small contribution to helping people with their medical needs.

Community Acupuncture of the Berkshires (Affordable Acupuncture)
25 Main Street  Canaan, CT 06018