How Cupping Therapy Helps With TMJ Symptoms

Friday, March 5th, 2021
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Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) is when someone experiences pain in their jaw when they open their mouth. This joint acts like a hinge, connecting the jaw bone to the skull. This syndrome is caused by trauma to the jaw or teeth, grinding, clenching, poor posture, arthritis, and even stress. Cupping therapy for TMJ can be extremely beneficial to people who suffer from this disorder.

The benefits

The process of using this treatment can be tedious, but it helps relieve the symptoms. Cupping can help with more than just TMJ symptoms. It can also:

  • Increase circulation
  • Increase facial cells
  • Relieve tension
  • Help the overall appearance of your skin

The process

During this treatment, the bulb is suctioned onto your face and continuously moved up to the top of the jaw. Once at the top of the jaw, the bulb releases pressure.

Cupping for TMJ can be harmful if your skin has any active breakouts, rashes, or sores. The process can make those symptoms worse and spread bacteria around to other areas of your face.

Cupping therapy might seem a little intimidating since it is commonly used on athletes and creates a bruised look over the skin. However, since the procedure is done on the face, it doesn’t create the same appearance.

Side effects

With every procedure, there is always the risk of side effects. Depending on how often you receive this treatment and how vigorous it is, you may experience things such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Cold sweats

The benefits of this procedure can far outweigh the side effects if you experience them.

Wanting cupping therapy for an injury?

Back To Basics specializes in the health and wellness of all of its patients. If you would like to learn more about our cupping therapy or any other service that we offer, call us at 806.322.3706 or you can view our services here.